Course Description:
English IV Academic is a five-credit course with a college approach.  Students will read, analyze, respond to and discuss various pieces of literature in a thematic approach.  Students will be expected to be independent learners and thinkers as the course will run similarly to a college freshman English course. Readings will focus on the path to self-discovery, following multiple characters on their journeys.

Some books students will read include:

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns  by Khaled Hosseini 
  • The Stranger by Albert Camus                                       
  • The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  • Fences by George Wilson                             
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

Core Texts are supplemented by various short fiction, non-fiction and poetic works to broaden students' understanding

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