Eng IV Syllabus

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  Shrader English IV Syllabus 2021/2022


 Ms. Shrader


Room - D111

Phone Extension 3259


Ms. Shrader's Schedule

1st  English IV

2nd English III

3rd  English III

4th  English IV

5th   Conference        

6th  English IV

7th   English III                                                   


English IV Course Description This course is designed to explore British literature and to develop reading, language, literature, media, writing, research, and study skills.

                                                     Semester One

First Nine Weeks

Literature: Epic Beowulf, from Canterbury Tales: "The Wife of Bath", "The Pardoner's Tale",   Ballad: "Robin Hood and the Three Squires", Poems: "Passionate Shepherd to His Love", "Nymph's Reply to His Shepherd", "To His Coy Mistress", "To the Virgins, to Make  Much of Time",  "Do Not Go Gentle". 

Writing: Literary analysis essay, creative writing essay

Research: Various assignments

Second Nine Weeks

Literature: Drama The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Comedy The Taming of the Shrew, Various  sonnets from William Shakespeare, from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Writing: Literary analysis essay

Research: Macbeth project

Semester Exam

                                            Semester Two

Third Nine Weeks

LiteratureEssay "A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift,  Excerpts from Swift's Gulliver's Travels, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner", and "Kubla Khan". 

Writing:  Research Paper, Satire Project

Research:  TBA


*Monty Python and the Holy Grail 

 Fourth Nine Weeks

Literature: Poem "Dulce Est Decorum", Short Story "The Demon Lover", Excerpt from autobiography Night, Novel: A Brave New World

Writing: Analytical essays

Research: Aldous Huxley



 Throughout the year, we will be working on various grammar and punctuation skills, as well as vocabulary.  We will use The Write Source text, and classroom copies are available.  We will also be working on listening and speaking skills, as well as media literacy. Should you wish to check out a literature book, you may do so in the library.

 *See "Weekly Planning" page for a weekly overview of lessons       



Assessments   Class work, homework, participation, short writing assignments (journals, paragraph responses etc.), major essays/papers, quizzes/tests, and projects.


Major - Exams, essays                    50%

Minor – Quizzes, projects                30%

Daily - Class work, homework          20%

*Late work

Students may be permitted to turn in an assignment up to three school days past the original due date with a grade deduction of 25 points off of the grade earned.

Homework   All homework will be collected at the beginning of class unless otherwise instructed.  If it is not turned in at this time, it is late (points will be deducted accordingly). 

*All minor/daily assignments associated with a major assignment must be turned in prior to the administration of the major assignment (exam/test).

Please visit (www.sfisd.orgLinks to an external site.) for more information. 


-          Composition book for notes 

-          Pencils, black or blue pens, highlighters

-          1 box Kleenex

-           Hand sanitizer   

Classroom Policies

Be Respectful - No one (student or adult) should feel uncomfortable or unwelcome in this classroom.   

Be Responsible - Get to class on time.  The tardy policy is in the student handbook and on my bulletin board.

Be Present - Take care of your personal business on your time.  Bathroom and nurse passes are to be used sparingly. Do not enter or leave the class without a pass. 

Be Involved – Pay attention, do your work, participate.


SCHOOL RULES Must Be Followed

Dress Code

Students are expected to know and follow the approved dress code.


Students must wear ID badges.

Tardy Policy

Students must be inside the classroom when the bell rings or they are considered tardy and will have to go to the tardy station for a permit.

10 Minute Rule

Students are not allowed to leave the classroom the first ten minutes or the last 10 minutes of class.

Cell Phones

Cell phone use is not allowed during instructional time.

The following procedures will be followed in the event that a student is using their cell phone when not permissible.

1st Offense - A verbal warning will be given to put the cell phone away.

2nd Offense - The phone will be confiscated for the remainder of class.  It will be returned at the end of class.

3rd Offense - The phone will be confiscated and turned in to the campus bookkeeper*.  The student and/or parent will have to retrieve the phone after school and pay a $15 fine. 

Failure to turn in cell phone will result in student being sent to the office, receiving an office referral, and having to pay the $15 fine.

*In the event that a student refuses to follow the expectations, further disciplinary action will take place.

Cell phones may be used in between classes or at lunch but again not during instructional time.

Please be aware many teachers have testing policies that will ask you to turn in your phone before a test or quiz, you must follow these policies.

Food and Drink

Students are allowed to drink bottled water in class.  No food is permitted. No sodas, Sonic drinks, coffee, etc.

Rewards & Consequences


   - Extra credit tickets

   - Candy

   - Music

   - Food day (breakfast, pizza, potluck…)

   - Homework pass


   - Student warning

   - Student/teacher conference

   - Teacher detention before or after school will be assigned.

   - Parent/student/teacher conference may also occur at this point.

   - Office referral. 

All our dreams can come true...if we have the courage to pursue them. - Walt Disney

I am looking forward to working with you.  This is going to be a great year!

 - Ms. Shrader

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