Enroll in ACT English with Dolphin STEM Academy
The ACT English Courses were developed by aligning Plato Courseware with the topics
that are assessed on the 2016 ACT Test. Each unit aligns to one or more topics within
the 2016 ACT English Test. This course focuses on rhetorical skills along with English
language usage and mechanics. In this course, you will find a variety of lessons and
activities to improve your knowledge of these strategies.
By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
Analyze literal and figurative language in poetry, and examine how to construct a
main idea in academic writing.
Understand how writers match tone to the audience, and develop the skills needed
to present ideas to an audience.
Develop skills necessary for different writing processes, and organize ideas.
Identify and implement elements of speechwriting, and discuss the topic of change.
Develop a writing strategy, and analyze how a topic is communicated through
different types of media.
Distinguish between conventionally good and bad writing by analyzing examples.
Identify common mistakes in writing, and develop skills for writing persuasively.
Explore the differences between expository, persuasive, and reflective essays, and
identify and practice methods for writing, revising, and editing a paper.
Examine the steps for completing the final draft of an essay, including editing and revising.
Understand the importance of point of view in a story.
Examine point of view and word choice and understand how they affect conflict in a novel.
Analyze elements of internal conflict, and investigate the theme of change in literature.
Determine prominent features of persuasive writing, and investigate techniques for
evaluating arguments in essays.
Analyze the impact of meter and punctuation in Emily Dickinson’s poem “I’m
Nobody! Who Are You?” and common features of plot development in fiction.
Examine the theme of identity in literature.