English Honors 4 promotes excellence in English language arts through enriched experiences in communication skills and instruction in the literature of Great Britain. Instruction will cover the written and oral analysis of major British literary works of various genres in relationship to cultural influences and to the development of the literary traditions of the English language. Writing assignments will develop students’ abilities to interpret literature and analyze it critically. All phases of the writing process will be utilized where appropriate (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing). Students will also extend their speaking, researching, and listening, skills. Language study should include vocabulary and grammar in the context of literature and writing and an overview of the history of the language as reflected in literature. Technology is incorporated into all aspects of the course.
Prerequisite: English 3 Honors