• Merrillville High School
    Course Scope & Sequence
     
     
    Department:
     English
    English 10
    Instructor:  Rachel Sonnenberg

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    Course Expectations, Goals & Routines

     

    English 10

     

    Mrs. Sonnenberg’s Expectations

     

    Welcome!  I am pleased to have you in my class this trimester.  Here are a few basic expectations that students from all my classes should meet.  I would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

     

    Class Expectations:

    Ø      Come to class with a positive attitude.

    Ø      Come to class prepared with your books, notebook, paper, and pen/pencil.

    Ø      Be in your assigned seat when the bell rings.

    Ø      Be respectful at all times.

    Ø      Do not sleep in class.

    Ø      Turn in all homework at the beginning of the class period. No late work will be accepted.

    Ø      Remain in your assigned seat until the bell rings.  Lining up at the door is not allowed for any reason.

    Ø      Be responsible for missed assignments when ill or on a field trip.

    Ø      Do not eat in class.

     

    Please make sure that you are prepared for the entire semester.  Here is the supply list of items that are necessary for class.

     

    Ø      Folder or Binder

    Ø      Pens/ Black or Blue

    Ø      Pencils

    Ø      Paper/Notebook

     

    All class work will be graded on the following standard grading scale.

     

    Ø      90-100 A/A-

    Ø      89-80 B/B-

    Ø      79-70 C/C-

    Ø      69-60 D/D-

    Ø      59-0 F

     

    This class is designed to ensure academic success.  Students are to make sure they participate in class and turn in all assignments.  Tests, papers, and quizzes play an important part in the class.  Students will have a quiz or test every Friday. 

     

     

     

     
    Course Description
     

    ENGLISH 10 A & B

    English 10, 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: 10

    · Recommended Prerequisites: English 9 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
    Due to spiral teaching, all standards are incorporated weekly.
     
    Indiana Academic Standards
    10.1.2, 10.1.4, 10.4.1, 10.4.2, 10.4.23, 10.4.13, 10.4.10, 10.4.311, 10.4.12, 10.5.7, 10.5.8, 10.6.1 to 10.6.4
     
    Common Core Standards
    Common Core: L.1, L.2, L.3, L.6, W.1, W.2, W.4, W.5
     
    Writing Basics
    6+1 Traits
     
    Terms
    Essay Parts
    Ideas
    Organization
    Voice
    Word Choice
    Sentence Fluency
     
     
     
     
     
    *Write Source
    Diagnostic Paragraphs/ Essay
    Various Activities
    The following are WEEKLY ACTIVITES
     
    Vocabulary Workshop weekly words
     
    Daily grammar instructions
     
    Etymology Words
     
     
    2
    Indiana Academic Standards
    10.1.2, 10.1.4, 10.4.1, 10.4.2, 10.4.23, 10.4.13, 10.4.10, 10.4.311, 10.4.12, 10.5.7, 10.5.8, 10.6.1 to 10.6.4
     
    Common Core Standards
    L.1, L.2, L.3, L.6, W.1,, W.2, W.3, W.4, W.5
    Descriptive and Narrative Writing

    Descriptive Writing: 

    Elements and Techniques WS pg. 565

    Descriptive Paragraph

    Narrative Writing: 

    Elements and Techniques WS pgs. 137-564

    Forms of Narrative Writing WS pgs. 586-587

    Response to Prompt  WS pgs. 138-142

    Timed Product WS pg. 143

     
    3
     Indiana Academic Standards
    10.1.2, 10.1.4, 10.4.1, 10.4.2, 10.4.23, 10.4.13, 10.4.10, 10.4.311, 10.4.12, 10.5.7, 10.5.8, 10.6.1 to 10.6.4
     
    Common Core Standards
    L.1, L.2, L.3, L.6, W.1, W.2, W.3, W.4,  W.5, W.8
    Peer Responding and Using A Rubric

    Peer Responding

    Evaluate an Essay WS pgs. 56-60

    Using a Rubric

    WS pgs. 61-63

    MHS General Writing Rubric
     
     
    4
     Indiana Academic Standards
     
    Reading
    10.2.2, 10.4.4, 10.4.6, 10.5.3, 10.5.9, 10.7.16, 10.1.2, 10.3.3, 10.3.4, 10.3.5, 10.3.6, 10.4.3, 10.5.1, 10.5.7, 10.5.8, 10.7.1, 10.7.7, 10.7.11
     
    Grammar
    10.6.1, 10.6.2, 10.6.3,
     
    Etymology
    10.1.1, 10.1.2, 10.1.3, 10.4.1,
     
    Writing
    10.4.2, 10.4.3, 10.4.13, 10.4.10, 10.4.11, 10.4.12, 10.5.1, 10.5.5, 10.5.7, 10.5.8, 10.6.1 through 10.6.4
     
    Assignments with in Standards may include 10.2.1 through 10.2.4 and 10.3.1 through 10.3.13
     
    Common Core Standards
    L.4, L.6, RI.4, RI.10, RL.2, RL.3, RL.5, SL.1, Sl.3, W.1, W.2, W.3, W.4, W.7, W.8
    Identifying Text Structure
    Elements of Literature
    Collection 1
    Graphic Organizers
    Strategic Reading Skills
    Formal Reading Skills Assessment
     
    Reading Comprehension Skills Assessment
    How can basic elements of text work together to create meaning
    5
     
    Indiana Academic Standards
     
    Reading
    10.2.1, 10.2.2, 10.2.4, 10.4.4, 10.4.6, 10.5.3, 10.5.9, 10.1.2, 10.1.4, 10.3.2, 10.3.5, 10.3.9, 10.3.13, 10.4.3, 10.5.1, 10.5.4, 10.5.7, 10.5.8,
     
    *See above for grammar, etymology, reading skills, and writing workshops
     
    Common Core Standards
    L.4, L.5, L.6, RI.3, RI.4, RI.7, RI.6, RI.8, RI.10, RL.2, RL.3,  W.1, W.2, W.3, W.4, W.7, W.8
    Determining Main Idea/ Theme
    Collection 4
    Graphic Organizers
    Strategic Reading Skills
    Formal Timed Writing Prompt
     
    Reading Comprehension Skills Assessment
    Finding the main idea and supporting evidence to discern meaning
    6
    Indiana Academic Standards
     
    Reading
    10.1.4, 10.2.2, 10.2.4, 10.4.4, 10.5.3, 10.5.9, 10.1.2., 10.1.4, 10.2.1, 10.3.6, 10.3.8, 10.3.9, 10.3.13, 10.4.3, 10.5.2, 10.5.3, 10.5.8
     
    *See above for grammar, etymology, reading skills, and writing workshops
     
     
    Common Core Standards
    L.1, L.2, L.3, L.5,  RI.3, RI.4, RI.6, RL.5, RL.6, W.2, W.3, W.4,  W.7, W.8, W.9, W.10
     

    Making Inferences/ Summarizing

    Collection 5
    Graphic Organizers
    Strategic Reading Skills
     
    Skills-based computerized Mid-term
    Literary Terms:
    Irony
    Ambiguity
     
    7
     
    Indiana Academic Standards
     
    Reading
    10.1.2, 10.2.1, 10.2.2, 10.2.4, 10.2.5, 10.3.4,  10.3.6, 10.3.8, 10.3.12, 10.1.2., 10.1.4, 10.2.1, 10.3.3, 10.3.4, 10.3.5, 10.3.7, 10.3.6, 10.3.8, 10.3.9, 10.3.13, 10.4.3, 10.5.2, 10.5.3, 10.5.8
     
    *See above for grammar, etymology, reading skills, and writing workshops
     
     
    Common Core Standards
    L.4, L.5, RI.1, RI.3, RI.4, RI.7, RI.6, RI.8, RI.10, RL.2, RL.3, RL.5, RL.9, W.2, W.4, W.7, W.8, W.9, W.10
    Fact and Opinion/ Summary
    Collection 5
    Graphic Organizers
    Strategic Reading Skills
     
    Writing Prompt/Writing Workshop
     
    Reading Comprehension Skills Assessment
    Finding key information. Analyzing validity of information bias.
    8
    Indiana Academic Standards
     
    Reading
    10.3.5, 10.3.7, 10.3.9, 10.3.11, 10.3.13, 10.5.2, 10.5.3, 10.5.8,10.6.2 ,
    10.1.2., 10.1.4, 10.2.1, 10.3.3, 10.3.4, 10.3.5, 10.3.7, 10.3.6, 10.3.8, 10.3.9, 10.3.13, 10.4.3, 10.5.2, 10.5.3, 10.5.8
     
    *See above for grammar, etymology, reading skills, and writing workshops
     
    Common Core Standards
    L.1, L.4, L.5, RI.4, RI.6, RI.7,  RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.5, W.2, W.4, W.7, W.9,  W.10
    Making Predictions
     
    Collection 6
    Graphic Organizers
    Strategic Reading Skills
    Writing Prompt/Writing Workshop
     
    Reading Comprehension Skills Assessment
    Literary Terms:
    Symbolism
    Forshadowing
    Flashback
    Allegory
    Tone Mood
    9
     
    Indiana Academic Standards
     
    Reading
    10.3.5, 10.3.7, 10.3.9, 10.3.11, 10.3.13, 10.5.2, 10.5.3, 10.5.8,10.6.2, 10.1.2., 10.1.4, 10.2.1, 10.3.3, 10.3.4, 10.3.5, 10.3.7, 10.3.6, 10.3.8, 10.3.9, 10.3.13, 10.4.3, 10.5.2, 10.5.3, 10.5.8
     
    *See above for grammar, etymology, reading skills, and writing workshops
     
    Common Core Standards
    L.1, L.4, L.5, RI.4, RI.6, RI.7, RL.2, RL.3, RL.5, W.2, W.4, W.7, W.9, W.10
     
     
     
    Understanding Characters
    Lord of the Flies OR Caesar
    Writing Prompt/Writing Workshop
     
    Skills Based Computerized skills assessment 
     
    Literary Terms:
    Figurative Language
    Tone Mood
    Characters Interactions
    10
    Indiana Academic Standards
     
    Reading
    10.3.3, 10.3.4, 10.3.5, 10.3.9, 10.3.13, 10.3.3 through 10.3.12
     
    *See above for grammar, etymology, reading skills, and writing workshops
     
    Common Core Standards
    L.1, L.2, L.3, RI.6, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL, 5, RL.9,  RL.10, W.9
     
    Recognizing Theme
    Lord of the Flies OR Caesar
    Writing Prompt/Writing Workshop
     
    Reading Comprehension Skills Assessment
    Analysis Skills? how literary techinques are used to create meaning
    11
    Indiana Academic Standards
     
    Reading
    10.3.7, 10.3.11  , 10.3.3 through 10.3.12
     
    *See above for grammar, etymology, reading skills, and writing workshops
     
    Common Core Standards
    L.1, L.2, L.3,  L.6, RI.6, RI.10, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4 ,RL.5, RL.9, W.1, W.2, W.4, W.5, W.9, W.10
    Understanding Figurative Language
    Lord of the Flies OR Caesar
    Writing Prompt/Writing Workshop
     
    Reading Comprehension Skills Assessment
    Literary Terms:
    Simile
    Metaphor
    Theme
    12
     
    Indiana Academic Standards
     
    Reading
    10.3.7, 10.3.11 , 10.3.3 through 10.3.12
     
    Common Core Standards
    L.1, L.2, L.3,  L.6, RI.6, RI.10, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.5, RL.9,  W.1, W.2, W.4, W.5, W.9, W.10
    Comparing and Contrasting
    Lord of the Flies OR Caesar
    Writing Prompt/Writing Workshop
     
    Skills-based Final Exam
    Author's Purpose and Perspective Outcomes and novel analysis