British Literature English 4
English IV--British Literature
Instructor: Wendy Inocente
Grades:12th (11th grade students who have already taken English 3 are permitted)
Supplies and Books Required: A British Poetry Anthology for Learning Language Arts Through Literature ISBN 978-1-929683-30-7; Easy Grammar Ultimate Series Grade 12 Student Workbook 180 Daily Teaching Lessons ISBN 9780936981567; Simply Shakespeare’s Macbeth ISBN 13: 9780764120862; Frankenstein by Mary Shelley; Great Expectations by Charles Dickens; Brave New World by Aldous Huxley; Animal Farm by George Orwell; and a variety of short stories. Students need to have a 3-ring binder with loose leaf paper and blue or black ink pens. *No book substitutions are allowed.
Course Description: This course presents a survey of British literature from the Renaissance period to the Post-modern period. Students will study works of poetry, drama, and fiction along with some historical context. Students will participate in class discussions, read independently, complete vocabulary and grammar activities, write a variety of essays and other writing assignments, and complete projects. Texts are selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions. I will give a week’s worth of assignments each week. This is a college prep level course, but an honors option is available.