Unknown, Marcus Smith, Texas Association of School Administrators, Trish Castro, English Language Arts
While English 4 AP prepares students for the English AP test in the spring, the course aims to develop each student’s analytical reading and writing skills through the exploration of contemporary global literature. Students will be encouraged to think independently and develop their critical voice while using textual support. A strong emphasis will be placed on building a formidable knowledge of literary terms, vocabulary, and grammar. The course will highlight expository, analytical and argumentative writing. Students will learn how to use primary and secondary sources carefully, to synthesize material from these texts in their own compositions, and to cite sources using conventions recommended by professional organizations such as the Modern Language Association (MLA). Overall, students will read and understand complex texts.