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The project approach to learning allows you to demonstrate mastery of each competency by completing a real-world career task through in-depth research and application in a final deliverable project. In English 4 Projects you will complete eight projects and explore four competencies: Storytelling in Literary Texts, Explanatory Writing, Poetry & Perspectives, and The Argumentative Writing Process. Click on the Projects button above for more information. This listing provides details for the AE English 4 Projects pathway, however, this offering can also be completed as a traditional course so if you are more interested in that option, please view AE English 4 in the Learning Catalog.

Major Topics and Concepts

Please review the competency statements on the right to learn the major topics and concepts covered in this offering.


Each competency will be addressed through a project that is based on a real-life career task. Here are the careers you will explore: Actor, Website Editor, Paralegal, Lawyer, Poet, Sociologist, and Psychologist.



Estimated Completion Time

Approximately 4 weeks per project


Please review the competency statements on the right to learn the major topics and concepts covered in this offering.


Overview: Projects allow students to demonstrate their understanding of concepts and skills by completing a job-related task. The assignment might be to create a mural, a package design, a speech, a film review, or a movie set – you name it! These creative projects are about applying your learning acquired through in-depth research to real-world career tasks.

Credits 1


  • Storytelling in Literary Texts
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of storytelling in literary texts by describing the development of characters and plot, explaining the impact of word choice on literary texts, evaluating interpretations of a source text, and creating a narrative using the six traits of storytelling.
  • Explanatory Writing
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of explanatory writing by explaining the constitutional principles and legal reasoning in seminal United States texts, evaluating source relevance, integrating source information into a text, and creating a structured explanatory text following an outline.
  • Poetry and Perspectives
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of poetry and perspectives by analyzing the impact of structural and literary devices on a poem’s theme, creating a poem incorporating structural elements and poetic devices, and comparing eighteenth-century American cultural perspectives.
  • The Argumentative Writing Process
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the argumentative writing process by creating an outline with research following an organizational pattern, creating a written argument strengthened by evidence and audience awareness, presenting a revised argument supported by an infographic, and explaining the importance of understanding point of view.



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