English IV is a course which builds on reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Literature includes short stories, poetry, drama, autobiography, biography, and novels. Emphasis is placed on higher order analysis, critical thinking, and application of these in written form. The cornerstone of this course is thinking and writing and how to improve these processes to make stronger, more articulate writers at all levels. Expository writing, in-depth analysis, brainstorming, and individual projects accompany each unit in progress.Prerequisite: English I, II, and III