• Merrillville High School
    Course Scope & Sequence
     
     
    Department: Freshmen English

    English 9 A Honors

    Instructor:  Joseph Monahan

    Email:
    jmonahan@mvsc.k12.in.us
     
     
     
     
     

    Course Expectations, Goals & Routines

     
    English 9 offers a thorough review of several literary genres. The students will be expected to understand short stories, novels, poetry, as well as various non-fiction selections. There is an added emphasis on written communication which will be explored in detail during the Composition trimester.
     
    Students are expected to:1. Maintain a positive attitude toward their work and make an honest effort.
                                              2. Be attentive and repectful in the classroom.
                                              3. Complete all work assigned.
                                              4. Monitor their own progress and address areas for concern.
                                              5. Arrive in class on time and ready to work.
                                              6. Have textbook, notebook, writing implement
     
    In addition, there will be a regular weekly quiz on the material presented. Every three weks there will be an assessment conducted by the department.
     
    I will update the Scope and Sequence  regularly but there may be last minute changes. I look forward to a succesfull school year in alliance with the students their parents.
     
    Course Description
     

    ENGLISH 9H A & B                                                                                    

    English 9H, an integrated English course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grade 10, is a study of language, literature, composition, and oral communication with a focus on exploring universal themes across a wide variety of genres.  Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance appropriate for Grade 10 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write responses to literature, expository and persuasive compositions, research reports, business letters, and technical documents. Students deliver grade-appropriate oral presentations and access, analyze, and evaluate online information.

    ·         Recommended Grade Level:  9 Honors

    ·         Recommended Prerequisites: Honors English 8 or teacher recommendation 

    ·         Credits: 2 trimester course for 2 credits

    ·         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
    L. 4
    RL 1, RL 2, RL. 3
    Introductions
    Expectations
    Classroom Rules
    Etymons # 1
    My Name Essay MLA Format
    Review of Short Story terms
    Etymon Quiz # 1
    Short Story Terms Quiz
     
    2
    L. 4
    R.L 1, RL 2, RL 3
    W 10
    "Everyday Use"
    Etymons # 2
    Interactive notebook
    Class reading of "Everyday Use"
    Text Structure
    Quiz: "Everyday Use"
    Etymon Quiz # 2
     
    3
    L. 4
    RL. 1 RL 2, RL 3
    "Content of the Dead Man's Pocket"
    Etymon # 3
    Class reading of story
    Ibteractive notebook
    Quiz: "Dead Man's Pocket'"
    Etymon # 3
     
    4
    L.4
    RL 1, RL 2, RL 3
    "And of Clay We Are Created"
    Etymons # 4
    Interactive notebooks
    Class reading of story
    Quiz: "Dead Man's Pocket"
    Etymon Quiz # 4
     
    5
    L.4
    RL 1, RL 2, RL 3, RL. 4
    "Masque of the Red Death"
    Etymons # 5
    Class reading of story
    Interactive notebook
    Quiz: "Masque"
    Etymon # 5
     
    6
    L. 4
    RL. 1, RL 2., RL 3
    "By the Rivers of Babylon"
    Etymons # 6
    Class reading of story
    Inreactive notebooks
    Quiz: "Babylon"
    Etymons # 6
    Midterm Exam
     
    7
    L. 4
    RL. 1, RL. 2, RL 3, RL 4
    Lord of the Flies
    Etymology
    Background research on
    Lord of the Flies
    Interactive notebooks
    Quiz: "Flies"
    Etymology
     
    8
    L.4
    RL. 1, RL.2, RL 3
    Lord of the Flies
    Etymology
    Interactive notebooks
    Class reading
    Quiz: "Flies"
    Etymology
     
    9
    L.4
    RL. 1, RL 2, RL. 3
    Lord of the Flies
    Etymology
    Interactive notebooks
    Class reading
    Quiz: "Flies"
    Etymology
     
    10
    L.4
    RL 1, RL 2, RL 3
    Lord of the Flies
    Etymology
    Interactive notebooks
    Class reading
    Quiz: "Flies"
    Etymology
     
    11
    L.4
    RL 1, RL 2, RL 3
    Lord of the Flies
    Etymology
    Interactive notebooks
    Clas reading
    Test: Lord of the Flies
    Etymollogy
     
     
    12
    L.4
    RL.1, RL 2, RL 3.
    Review
    Interactive notebooks
    review for exam
    Test: Final Exam