English IV Syllabus

English IV

Coach Skelton




English IV is a Survey in British Literature that covers from the Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Periods (449-1485) until Modern and Contemporary Literature (1901-Present)



“Literature” by Holt McDougal


3 Main R’s of Senior English

Be Ready

Be Respectful

Be Responsible


Daily Procedures…

Be seated before the bell and working on daily bell ringer as class begins.

If you were absent, check folders on the front table for assignments.

Devices will be allowed when involved with a class assignment. Otherwise devices needed to be stored away.

This class will be a combination of direct instruction, individual work, and collaboration. Listen to whoever has the floor whether student or teacher. Keep conversations on task during collaboration activities.

You are responsible for completing any work that is assigned in class before coming to class the next day.


Graded Assessments

40% of grade will be Summative Assessments (each summative assessment will cover multiple topics in a unit).


25% of grade will be the 9 Weeks’ Exam


25% of grade will be Formative Assessments (1 formative assessment will be given over each topic).


10% of grade will be daily grades acquire through various announced assignments. All daily work will not be graded but all daily work will prepare you for Formative and Summative Assessments.


Units covered in English IV

Unit 1: The Anglo-Saxon Epic, Reflections of Common Life,

Unit 2: The Age of Chaucer, and Medieval Romance

Unit 3: Shakespearean Drama, The Rise of Humanism

Unit 4: Spiritual and Devotional Writings, The Metaphysical and Cavalier Poets

Unit 5: Social Observes, Satirical Voices

Unit 6: The Age of Johnson, The Rise of Women Writers

Unit 7: Revolt Against Neoclassicism, The Lake Poets, The Late Romantics

Unit 8: The Influence of Romanticism, Realism in Fiction, The Victorian Viewpoints

Unit 9: The Challenge of Modernism, The Irish Literary Renaissance

Unit 10: Responses to War and Colonialism, Postwar Writers.