• Merrillville High School
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    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
     
    Etymology
    Recognizing quality sources for research on the internet
     
     
    2
     
    RI.1; RI.2; RI.4
     
    RL.1; RL.4; RL.5
     
    W.2; W.7
     
    SL.1
    Introduction to Research
     
     
    Citing sources
    Avoiding plagiarism
    Quiz: Etymology
     
    3
     
    RI.1; RI.2; RI.4
     
    RL.1; RL.4; RL.5
     
    W.2; W.7
     
    SL.1 
     
    Choosing a research topic
    Effectively organizing research
     
    Introductions; conclusions
    Quiz: Etymology
     
    4
     
    RI.1; RI.2; RI.4
     
    RL.1; RL.4; RL.5
     
    W.2; W.7
     
    SL.1 
     
    Outlining research
     
    etymology
    Writing final draft of research paper
    Etymon Quiz
     
    Final Research Paper Due
     
    5
     
    RI.1; RI.2; RI.4; RI.8
     
    RL.1; RL.4; RL.5
     
    W.7
     
    L.1; L.2; L.4-L.6
     
    SL.1
    Introduction to Shakespeare
     
    Act I The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
     
    Drama Terms
    Strategies for reading Shakespeare
    Quiz: Etymons
     
    Shakespeare
     
    Quiz: Act I JC
     
    6
     
    RL.1-RL.7
     
    L.1; L.3-L.5
     
    SL.1
    Etymology
     
    Act II The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
    Source of conflict
     
    Rising Action
    Quiz: Etymons
     
    Act II Julius Caesar
     
    Drama Terms 
     
    7
     
    RL.1; RL.2; RL.4; RL.5

    W.8
     
    L.4
      
    SL.5
     
    Etymology
     
    Act III Julius Caesar
    Use of rhetoric in Act III
     
    Close reading of Funeral Oration of Marc Antony
    Quiz: Etymons
     
    Act III Quiz
     
    8
     
    RI.1; RI.8
     
    RL.1-RL.5
     
    L.1; L.4-L.6
     
    SL.1
    Etymology
     
    Act IV, V Julius Caesar
    Falling Action
     
    Climax     Theme
    Quiz: Etymon
     
    Quiz: Act IV, V
     
    9
     
    RI.1; RI.2; RI.4
     
    RL.1; RL.2; RL.4; RL.5
     
    L.1; L.4-L.6
     
    SL.1
    Novel:
    The Fault is in Our Stars
    Compare/contrast novel with short stories
     
    Classroom Reading
    Quiz: Part 1 of Fault in Our Stars
     
    10
     
    RL.1; RL.2; RL.4; RL.5
     
    W.2
     
    L.1; L.2; L.4-L.6
     
    SL.1   
    Novel: Fault
    Use of characterization
     
    Classroom Reading
    Final Exam: The Fault is in Our Stars
     
    11
     
    RL.1; RL.2; RL.4; RL.5
     
    W.2
     
    L.1; L.2; L.4-L.6
     
    SL.1   
    Poetry:
     
    Narrative
     
    Shakespearean Sonnets
    Poetry Terms
    Annabel Lee
     
    John  Barleycorn
     
    Barbara Allen
     
    Characteristics of a sonnet 
    Quiz: Poetry Terms
     
    Annabel Lee"
    Barbra Allan
     
    Poetry Project assigned
    12
     
    RI.10 
     
    RL.1; RL.2; RL.4; RL.5; RL.10
     
    W.2 
     
    L.1; L.2; L.4-L.6
     
    SL.1 
    Poetry
     
    Final 
    Present Projects
     
     
    Review for Final 
    Poetry Project 
     
    Final Exam 
     
     
    Poetry
    The Road Not Taken
    Mother To Son
    Ex-Basketball Player
    Taxi
    Rosie
     
    Review for Final Exam
    Characteristics of lyric poems
    Final Exam over Poetry Unit
     
    Final Exam
    Poetry Project Due