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House
Open
Miss Clark
English IV, English II
jclark@helenaschools.org
MsClarkHHS@gmail.com

406-324-2303
& Science Fiction
PHONE
E-MAIL
clark.bengalEnglish.org
WEBSITE
Main class website
Class materials
Handouts, notes, etc.
Calendar
Class activities
holidays/school events
journal prompts
Links to other resources
Other class-related sites
Purdue OWL (writing help)
Novel rationales, etc.

Websites
Secure social networking
Online discussions
Primarily for make-up of missed class discussions
Websites
Turn in final drafts of essays online by uploading directly from Google Drive
Allows online comments and rubrics to help students understand the grade.
Provides editing tools, including citation help
Spots quoted material to ensure that plagiarism is avoided
Science Fiction
Clark.BengalEnglish.org
Schoology.com
Turn It In.com
Google Drive
To be used for collaboration in writing essays and creating presentations
Students may share documents
Peer Editing & Teacher Editing
Collaboration
English IV
1st Semester: Mythology
2nd Semester: British Literature
We will explore many varied cultures, with units on Creation Myths, Epic Heroes, Flood/Apocalypse myths, and more.
Texts to include: Stories from Edith Hamilton's
Mythology, World Mythology, World Literature,
and
British Literature.
Plays:
Oedipus Rex;
Epics:
Beowulf, The Odyssey, The Epic of Gilgamesh;
Other Topics: King Arthur
(Le Morte D'Arthur, Gawain and the Green Knight);
Celtic Mythology
(Tain Bo Cuailnge);
American Slave mythology (research on Voodoo and its relationship to music)
We will read significant texts from many eras of British history.
The new textbook covers British Literature from Beowulf to today. We will begin in the era of Chaucer, and move chronologically to more modern texts.
English II
We will focus on two modes of writing this year: Compare/Contrast, and Exemplification.

Novels:
To Kill a Mockingbird
Lord of the Flies
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Shakespeare play:
Twelfth Night.

Textbook:
Collections
Short works of both fiction and non-fiction.
We will also have work, including essays, in common with other English II classes
New district requirements for common units / assessments
This year expands on the skills gained in English I and helps students become more experienced writers and readers.
Both semesters of English IV will teach a number of skills: active reading, note taking, grammar, writing (in various modes), critical thinking, and speaking. The content, however, differs between the two semesters.
We will study the history of the Science Fiction genre in a reading-intensive, discussion-based class and explore thematic units including...
Possible Human Futures
Time Travel
Robots & AI
Dystopias (Cyberpunk)
Genetic Engineering
Aliens
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