English 4 – British Literature
English 4 is a survey of British literature. We begin in the medieval period and analyze one significant piece of literature from the Renaissance, Neoclassical, Romantic, Victorian, and finally, Modern movements. Students are expected to read each selection closely enough to have a good understanding of plot and characters and contribute to class discussion. Shakespeare presents a special challenge as his works are meant to be heard more than read. Therefore, we read through most of those texts in class. Challenging vocabulary, thematic worksheets, projects, and brief essays expand the student’s understanding of these classic works.
Teacher: Dee Dee Vogt
These are some of the selections that have been studied in the past. A final list, which will include some poetry selections, will be available mid-July.
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
Macbeth and Midsummer’s Night Dream
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Idylls of the King by Lord Alfred Tennyson
Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Tuesday May 5th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM
Wednesday May 6th from 2 to 4 PM
Clinic will be run by Lindsay Benac
Lindsay Benac has been in the volleyball world for almost 20 years as a player, coach, and spectator. Lindsay’s club volleyball career is extensive, as she played for 10 years on an elite Southern Californian volleyball team that won gold at Jr. Nationals her 16s year. She earned Varsity letters all four years of high school, acting as captain for her Junior and Senior years and earning MVP Mobdro App and All CIF Team awards for those same years. Lindsay earned a full volleyball scholarship to play at NCSU, where she started as the Libero and captain from 2007-2010. Since then, she has coached club volleyball for 5 years, both in California and North Carolina. She has the reputation of taking beginner teams and making them a force to reckon with by the end of the season. Lindsay has coached all skill levels, but she mostly enjoys teaching the game to the younger kids.
Thursday May 7 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM
Friday May 8th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM
Clinic will be run by Keisha Demps
Keisha Demps graduated from the University of Arizona in 1998 after receiving a scholarship for both basketball and volleyball. After her sophomore year she left basketball to focus on her volleyball career. In 1997 Keisha was a member of the US National Team and competed for a roster spot for the 2000 Olympics. She excelled as a Middle Blocker for the University of Arizona, earning All PAC-10 honors, before going on to play professionally in Murcia, Spain and returned to the US to compete in the United States Professional League from 1999-2000. As a Middle Blocker/OH on the U.S. Dream Team she helped the team win the 2000 Millennium Cup. Keisha began her coaching career with the University of Nevada, and the St. Louis Quest professional team before moving on to Boise State. After serving as the Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Boise State for three years Keisha and her family moved to Raleigh to begin her career at NC State. While at NCSU she served as the Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator. During her time at NCSU and after, Keisha coached juniors volleyball for NC Challengers and Club Red. While at Club Red she coached their 14 Red team and served as the Assistant Director/Parent Liaison.
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The homeschool graduation is in great need for help this year. We need adults who have enjoyed the blessings of the graduation as well as wish to see this tradition continued for the homeschool community at Colonial Baptist. Here are the areas of need:
- Coordinate morning breakfast – assist Carolyn Cuany (need 2)
- Coordinate ceremony – assist Beth Grose (need 2)
- Coordinate communication for graduates
- Edit biographies and coordinate slide show
- Help with assigning and overseeing volunteers
If you would like to help out and join our team, please contact Beth Grose at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919.616.1759.