Grade 12 - English / Language Arts

English IV (Credit: 1.00)

The last word in high school English instruction, English IV, which is designed for 12th grade Christian school students, not only solidifies the skills they have acquired through years of language study, but also introduces them to Brit Lit, classics including Beowulf and The Canterbury Tales, and the sonnets of Shakespeare. Students will also review word usage, sentence building, and the importance of effective communication in their personal and professional lives. As a part of a complete learning management system, Ignitia English IV is a self-directed course infused with technology-based lessons, tools, and exercises to enrich learning for students and streamline instruction and administrative tasks for teachers. Like all Ignitia courses, Bible verses (KJV) and biblical references support the development of a Christian worldview and encourage practical Christian living.

Refreshingly different, this final core English course wraps up all the disciplines of language for high school students. With an emphasis on core skills like reading comprehension, effective research and writing, oral communication, and grammar usage, this course also lets them dive deep into classic and Medieval literature with the works of Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Milton. Through the use of modern British magazines and newspaper articles, students will look at how the language is used today, including the media and digital communication. Required reading for this course includes Hamlet, Our Town, and the Bible. The course units include text-based lessons, on and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. Ignitia English IV enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Throughout the course, students will explore the following topics:
  • The Worth of Words
  • The Structure of the Language
  • Reading, Research, and Listening Skills
  • Language: God's Gift to Man
  • Medieval English Literature
  • Elizabethan Literature
  • 17th-18th Century English Literature
  • Romantic and Victorian Poetry
  • Creative Writing