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English IV

Goal: To improve student writing and instill an appreciation of literature.

"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen." -George Orwell, 1984

"I was sitting in a taxi, wondering if I had overdressed for the evening, when I looked out the window and saw Mom rooting through the dumpster." -Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle

" was the Grand Duke who took the young Count aside and explained that he must be strong for his sister's sake; that adversity presents itself in many forms; and that if a man does not master his circumstances then he is bound to be mastered by them." -Amar Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow

"We know what we are, but not what we may be." -William Shakespeare, Hamlet