• Merrillville High School
    Course Scope & Sequence
    Language Arts
    Instructor:Ms. Meyer


    Course Expectations, Goals & Routines

    Reading and completing chapter worksheets; taking chapter quizzes; participating in chapter exercises and activities; and deliver six major presentations.  The goal of Speech is to help students become proficient communicators.
    Course Description


    Speech, a course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and emphasizing the High School Speech and Communication Standards, is the study and application of the basic principles and techniques of effective oral communication.  Students deliver focused and coherent speeches that convey clear messages, using gestures, tone, and vocabulary appropriate to the audience and purpose.  Students deliver different types of oral and multi-media presentations, including viewpoint, instructional, demonstration, informative, persuasive, and impromptu.  Students use the same Standard English conventions for oral speech that they use in their writing.

    ·         Recommended Grade Level:  10 – 12

    ·         Recommended Prerequisites:  None

    ·         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