Shrader English IV Syllabus 2021/2022
Room - D111
Phone Extension 3259
Ms. Shrader's Schedule
1st English IV
2nd English III
3rd English III
4th English IV
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.
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
Third Nine Weeks
Literature: Essay "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
*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%
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.org) for more information.
- Composition book for notes
- Pencils, black or blue pens, highlighters
- 1 box Kleenex
- Hand sanitizer
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
Students are expected to know and follow the approved dress code.
Students must wear ID badges.
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 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
- 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