Welcome West Mesquite Wranglers!
This is Mr. Hennig's English IV website. This page is a work in progress, but it will have daily assignments, writings, reading, and helpful information.
English IV engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts, and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Both their writing and their reading should make students aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects, as well as the way genre conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing.
The immediate goal of students enrolled in English IV is to become excellent readers, writers, speakers, and listeners. The course addresses twelfth grade TEKS for English-Language Arts and prepares students to be successful readers, writers, speakers, and listeners in school and in the workplace.
Beyond and perhaps above the immediate goal, standards, and matters of preparation for the future, there are those goals that are shared by all serious students who are engaged in coursework that is worthy of their time and effort, as this course will certainly be. In this course we will:
In addition, the informed use of research materials and the ability to synthesize varied sources (to evaluate, use and cite sources) are integral parts of the English IV course. Students move past assignments that allow for the uncritical citation of sources and, instead, take up projects that call on them to evaluate the legitimacy and purpose of sources used.
By The End Of The Course, Students Should Be Able To...
• analyze and interpret samples of good writing, identifying and explaining an author’s use of rhetorical strategies and techniques;
• apply effective strategies and techniques in their own writing;
• create and sustain arguments based on readings, research and/or personal experience;
• write for a variety of purposes;
• produce expository, analytical and argumentative compositions that introduce a complex central idea and develop it with appropriate evidence drawn from primary and/or secondary sources, cogent explanations and clear transitions;
• demonstrate understanding and mastery of standard written English as well as stylistic maturity in their own writings;
• demonstrate understanding of the conventions of citing primary and secondary sources;
• move effectively through the stages of the writing process, with careful attention to inquiry and research, drafting, revising, editing and review;
• write thoughtfully about their own process of composition;
• revise a work to make it suitable for a different audience;
• analyze image as text; and
• evaluate and incorporate reference documents into researched papers.
I have created a remind account for my students to communicate with me. The remind app is available for both Android and iPhones. Students don't have to download the app. They can simply text class code that corresponds with their class period to 81010:
2nd Period: @hennig2ndp
3rd Period: @hennig3rdp
4th Period: @hennig4thp
5th Period: @hennig5thp
6th Period: @hennig6thp
7th Period: @hennig7thp
If you're using the app, you don't need the "@" symbol. If you are joining via text, you need the complete code listed above.
If sending the text to 81010 doesn't work for you, you may also text your class code to 972-975-9297.
Google Classroom Codes
Period 2 - obmdgsz
Period 3 - uuwamsw
Period 4 - wivzvvv
Period 5 - 4gfc35a
Period 6 - xozvwvt
Period 7 - 6mtw63u