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English IV Syllabus

English IV Syllabus


Larry A. Ryle High School                                          Phone: 859-384-5300 x71135

2015-2016                                                                   Room 135

Instructor: Mr. Anthony Dean Webb                           Email: anthony.webb@boone.kyschools.us



This course is designed to help the student to develop skills in understanding, interpreting, and evaluating various genres. In addition, we will think, read, write, and rewrite, discuss, analyze, and think some more.


English IV surveys mainly, but not limited to, British authors and their works, which reflects the birth, rebirth, and growth of literature from the beginning of recorded time to the modern day. We will study major literary works such as Beowulf, The Canterbury Tales, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Le Morte D’Arthur, a Shakespeare play, various poetry, short stories, and essays; in addition, we will have several independent reading assignments. This course also involves a great deal of writing in various forms—we will write informally, research and compose literary analyses, and complete our research papers (2nd semester).




Ryle School Agenda

1 1/2 ” binder & 5 tabs (literature, research paper, portfolio/writing, journal, vocabulary)

loose leaf paper

pens and pencils; highlighters; 1 pack of post-it notes

Appropriate texts

A box of tissues would be appreciated




Bring all necessary materials to class each day (books and supplies and agenda)

Actively participate in all class activities




If you have been ill and return with an excused absence, you must pick up the assignments the day you return to school. All make up work must be completed within the specified time according to school policy. If you are absent for an extended period of time, see me and we will arrange an alternate method for make-up work.




Late writing assignments & projects will be accepted with 20% deduction. Late homework will not be accepted without an excuse unless extenuating circumstances.



Cheating in any form is NEVER acceptable. Cheating includes directly copying someone else’s work or portraying someone else’s work as your own. Refer to the student handbook for school policy and procedures.



Your grade will consist of tests (30%), writing and composition (30%), quizzes and projects (25%), and homework/classwork (15%).




  1. RESPECT each other. Please raise your hand before speaking. Please do not talk when others, including myself, are talking. It’s unfair and rude to others.
  2. BE ON TIME. You are to be seated in your assigned seat before the designated time for class to begin. Remain seated until class is dismissed. The teacher will dismiss class.
  3. Bring all materials to class each day, including books and agenda.
  4. BE ATTENTIVE. No sleeping, or laying your head down in class. Do not work on other assignments during English class time.
  5. All other school rules found in your handbook apply.




  1. Verbal warning.
  2. Conference with teacher. After-school detention with teacher. Parent notification.
  3. Referral to office.