English IV for Credit Recovery

Pre-Requisites: Students must have already taken English IV, but not earned credit.
Credits: 1.0
Estimated Completion Time: 10 weeks per segment


English 4 Credit Recovery covers reading literature, reading informational text, applying language skills, writing (informational, narrative, and argument), researching and presenting strategies, and speaking and listening skills. Students will be exposed to literature on a deeper level, spending more time with one text and writing to that text.

Major Topics and Concepts

  • Module 1:Heroes and monsters in Macbeth
  • Reading strategies
  • Characterization
  • Plot development and conflict
  • Theme
  • Sentence structure
  • Word choice
  • Narrative writing techniques

  • Module 2:Writing style and word choice
  • Sentence fluency
  • Grammar, punctuation, and use of clauses
  • Reading strategies, including Supreme Court Cases and foundational documents
  • Research and vetting of sources
  • Informational article outline
  • Informational writing structure: big ideas to supporting details
  • In-text citations
  • Thesis statement
  • Informational writing techniques


  • Module 3:Experiencing and analyzing poetry
  • Poetic forms and devices, including figurative language and figures of speech
  • Writing poetry
  • Reading and analyzing informational text
  • Identifying and understanding different perspectives
  • Summarizing 

  • Module 4:Argument analysis
  • Claim, counterclaim, rebuttal
  • Writing to an audience
  • Rhetorical appeals— logos, pathos, ethos
  • Context Clues
  • Tone
  • Research skills
  • Visual argumentation
  • Gathering supporting evidence
  • Argument outline
  • Argumentation writing techniques

Grading Policy

Students are required to complete one DBA per module and one collaboration per course in addition to other course work.

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