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English IV

The Beekman School's Fourth Year English Class for Seniors

This class will examine a variety of texts, both American and international.  Titles may include any of the following:  Too Late the Phalarope by Alan Paton; the short stories of Ernest Hemingway; Man in the Grey Flannel Suit by Wilson Sloan; modern American poetry; the short stories of Flannery O’Connor; Henry IV by William Shakespeare; Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin; The Assault by Harry Mulisch; and The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West.

In this class we also write a variety of papers, from a personal essay to papers defending points of view on controversial issues to a 13-page research paper using scholarly sources. We review grammar, focusing heavily on issues with which students are struggling.

Students are graded on pop quizzes and homework assignments, tests, papers, and participation, which is expected of every student whether or not English is his/her first language. 

We are welcoming students to class this fall either via a hybrid in-person/online learning model in NYC or via fully remote, synchronous online classes. 

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