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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.