• Merrillville High School
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    Composition Honors
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    Course Expectations, Goals & Routines

     Student's will begin everyday with  Daily Oral Language. One example start each day. Therefore, each student is expected to have the materials necessary to begin work immediately. Students should be on time and respectful of the teacher and to one another during the course of each period. Each student should also have a binder or notebook for each class.
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    Course Description
     

    Composition, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and emphasizing the High School Composition Standards, is a study and application of the rhetorical (effective) writing strategies of narration, description, exposition, and persuasion.  Using the writing process, students demonstrate a command of vocabulary, English language conventions, research and organizational skills, an awareness of the audience, the purpose for writing, and style. Students read classic and contemporary literature or articles and use appropriate works as models for writing.  Students write a variety of compositions with a focus on fictional narratives, reflective compositions, academic essays, and responses to literature.

    ·         Grade Level:  9 – This is a required English course for grade 9 beginning with Class of 2013

    ·         Recommended Prerequisites:  Honors English 8 or Teacher Recommendation

    ·         Credits: 1 trimester course for 1 credit

    ·         Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

    ·         A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course

     
     
    Week
    Standards
    Instructional Content
    Activities, Readings, Labs, Interactive Notes, Assignments, etc.
    Assessments
    Other
    1
    9.4
    9. 6
    6 + 1 Traits
    Expository Paragraph
    Etymons in notebooks
    Writing Paragraphs
    Grammar Worksheets
    Etymon quiz
    Assess Paragraphs
     
    2
    9.4
    9.6
    Practical Application of 6+ 1 Traits
    Grammar Worksheets
    Nonfiction terms
    Etymon Quiz
    Nonfiction quiz
     
    3
    9.4
    9.1
    9.6
    Organizing written work
    Begin Expository Essay Outlines
    Timed Writing Response
    Exercises in "Clear Writing" handbook
    Media Center
    Etymon Quiz
    Oral questions on
    "Clear Writing Handbook"
     
    4
    9.4
    9. 6
    COIN Activity
    Writing Intro's
    Complete Essays
    Complete outlines
    Grammar Worksheets
    3 week assessment
    Etymon quiz
     
    5
    9.3
    9. 4
    Great Speeches in History assignment
    Speech video clips
    Research historic speech
    Plan Expository Speech
    Media Center
    Evaluate Essays
    Etymon quiz
     
    6
    9.4
    9. 6
    9.1
    Informative speaking
    Present speeches
    Grammar Worksheets
    Evaluate Speeches
    Etymon Quiz
     
    7
    9.6
    9.4
    6+1 Traits as applies to
    Personal Narrative Essay
    Begin Essay Outline
    Grammar Worksheets
    Evaluate outlines
    Etymon Quiz
     
    8
    9.4
    9.6
    Complete Personal Narrative Outlines
    Peer Edit Essays
    Evaluate Essays
    Etymon Quiz
     
    9
    9.3
    9.1
    9.6
    Fallacies
    Persuasive Rhetoric
    Group Presentation on
    Fallacies

    Evaluate Presentations
    Etymon Quiz
     
    10
    9.4
    9.6
    Assign Persuasive  Essay Subjects
    Outline Essays
    Evaluate Essay Outlines

     
    11
    9. 6
    9.1
    Essays Completed
    Type Essays

    Evaluate Essays
     
    12
    9.4
    9.6
    9.3
    Final Exam Review
    Final
    Final