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English IV Curriculum. The Semester Basics. Text Types. 1. Prose (fiction and non-fiction in paragraphs) -short stories -memoirs -novels -speeches -novellas -informational 2. Poetry (any text that is not in paragraphs) -epics -concrete poems

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English iv curriculum

English IV Curriculum

The Semester Basics

Text types
Text Types

1. Prose (fiction and non-fiction in paragraphs)

-short stories -memoirs

-novels -speeches

-novellas -informational

2. Poetry (any text that is not in paragraphs)

-epics -concrete poems

-elegies -sonnets


3. Plays/Drama (any text with stage directions and dialogue)

What you will do with the texts
What YOU will do with the Texts!

  • Read closely.

  • Analyze details.

  • Infer what is implied (ex. tone).

  • Cite relevant evidence.

  • Determine purpose.

  • Evaluate authors’ writing choices.

  • Identify theme(s).

  • Applyyour literary skills to create original work.

Reading literature fiction prose and poetry
Reading: Literature (Fiction- Prose and Poetry)

  • Use textual evidence to support your analysis.

  • Understand the impact of diction, a unique structure, figurative language, and tone on the text’s overall meaning.

  • Identify explicit and implicit meaning.

  • Identify complex themes in short and long works.

  • Determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text.

Reading informational texts
Reading: Informational Texts

  • Cite strong evidence to support analysis.

  • Determine two or more complex themes.

  • Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and how they function over the course of a text.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of structure used to convey an argument (layout of the ideas).

  • Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which rhetoric is effective.


  • Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of complex texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

  • Write coherent and organized informative/explanatory texts that examine and convey complex ideas.

  • Write a narrative to develop real or imagined experiences or events.

  • Conduct short and long research projects to answer a question or solve a problem.

Speaking and listening
Speaking and Listening

  • Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.

  • Integrate multiple sources of information in diverse formats to make informed decisions.

  • Evaluate a speaker’s techniques: diction, tone, points of emphasis, etc.

  • Present complex information in a clear and organized way so that others can understand you and respect your ideas.

  • Adapt your speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating a command of formal English.


  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing and speaking.

  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

  • Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts (i.e., varying syntax for effect).

  • Acquire new vocabulary appropriate for college and career readiness.

The nc final english iv exam
The NC Final English IV Exam

  • Passages (both fiction and non-fiction) and Poetry

  • Approximately 50 Multiple Choice Questions

  • Constructed Responses (To Be Determined)?

  • 120 Minutes

  • Paper and Pencil Format

  • Counts 25% of your final semester grade.