Merrillville High SchoolCourse Scope & Sequence
Department:EnglishEnglish 10B Instructor: Paul TrembackiEmail:
Course Expectations, Goals & Routines
Mr. Trembacki’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.
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. Keep all legs of the chair and desk on the floor at all times. Remain in your assigned seat until the bell rings.
Ø Be respectful at all times.
Ø Do not sleep in class.
Ø Be responsible for missed assignments when ill or on a field trip.
Ø Do not eat or drink 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 Pens/ Black or Blue
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 at least two quizzes or tests every week.Course DescriptionENGLISH 10 A & BEnglish 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 courseWeekStandardsInstructional ContentActivities, Readings, Labs, Interactive Notes, Assignments, etc.AssessmentsOther110.4.1, 10.4.2, 10.4.3, 10.4.13, 10.4.10, 10.4.11, 10.4.12, 10.5.3, 10.5.4, 10.5.7, 10.5.8, 10.6.1, 10.6.2, 10.6.3, 10.6.4Basics of Writing6 + 1 Writing TraitsEssay StructureExpository WritingGrammarVocabularyInteractive notesVarious writing and grammar activitiesExpository EssayDaily Oral LangaugeVocabulary Quiz210.4.1, 10.4.2, 10.4.3, 10.4.13, 10.4.10, 10.4.11, 10.4.12, 10.5.3, 10.5.4, 10.5.7, 10.5.8, 10.5.9, 10.6.1, 10.6.2, 10.6.3, 10.6.4GrammarPersuasive writingFallaciesLoaded languageInteractive notesVarious writing and grammar activitiesVarious fallacy and persuasive writing activitiesPersuasive Language Quiz3
10.4.1, 10.4.2, 10.4.3, 10.4.13, 10.4.10, 10.4.11, 10.4.12, 10.5.1, 10.5.7, 10.5.8, 10.6.1, 10.6.2, 10.6.3, 10.6.4GrammarPersuasive WritingEssay EvaluationVocabularyInteractive notesVarious writing and grammar activitiesDaily Oral LanguagePersuasive EssayVocabulary Quiz410.2.5, 10.3.3, 10.3.4, 10.3.7, 10.3.9, 10.3.11, 10.3.13, 10.5.2, 10.5.3, 10.5.8VocabularyGrammarElements of Literature Collection 2: analyzing charactersVarious short story readings w/activitiesVarious grammar activitiesDaily Oral LanguageVocabulary QuizCollection 2 Quiz510.3.3, 10.3.4, 10.3.5, 10.3.9, 10.3.11, 10.3.13, 10.5.8VocabularyGrammarElements of Literature Collection 3: recognizing themeVarious short story readings w/activitiesVarious grammar activitiesDaily Oral LanagueCompare/contrast expository essayVocabulary QuizCollection 3 QuizSkills Assessment610.1.2, 10.1.4, 10.2.1, 10.2.5, 10.3.6, 10.3.7, 10.3.8, 10.3.9, 10.3.11, 10.3.12, 10.3.13, 10.4.3, 10.5.2, 10.5.3, 10.5.8VocabularyGrammarElements of Literature Collection 7: understanding figurative languageVarious short story readings w/activitiesVarious grammar activitiesDaily Oral LanguageVocabulary QuizCollection 7 QuizMidterm-Skills based710.1.2, 10.2.1, 10.2.2, 10.2.4, 10.2.5, 10.3.4, 10.3.6, 10.3.7, 10.3.8, 10.3.11, 10.3.12, 10.1.4, 10.3.3, 10.3.5, 10.3.9, 10.3.13, 10.4.3, 10.5.2, 10.5.3, 10.5.8VocabularyGrammarElements of Literature Collection 8: comparing & contrastingVarious short story readings w/activitiesVarious grammar activitiesDaily Oral LanguageCause/effect expository essayVocabulary QuizCollection 8 Quiz810.3.5, 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, 10.2.5, 10.3.1, 10.3.3, 10.3.4, 10.3.6, 10.7.1, 10.7.9, 10.7.7, 10.7.10, 10.7.11, 10.7.12VocabularyGrammarElements of Literature Collection 10: making predictions & inferencesVarious short story readings w/activitiesVarious grammar activitiesDaily Oral LanguageVocabulary QuizCollection 10 Quiz9Review of all standardsIdentifying Text StructureGrammarReview all skillsVocabularyVarious text structure activitiesVarious grammar activitiesDaily Oral LanguageInidana Finish Line ECA activitiesExpository essayVocabulary QuizConstructed Response Assessment10Review of all standardsDetermining main idea and themeGrammarReview all skillsVocabularyVarious main idea and theme activitiesVarious grammar activitiesDaily Oral LanguageIndiana Finish Line ECA activitiesVocabulary Quiz11Review of all standardsFact and OpinionInferencesVocabularyReview all skillsGrammarVarious fact, opinion, and inference activitiesVarious grammar activitiesDaily Oral LanguageIndiana Finish Line ECA activitiesFinal Exam EssayVocabulary Quiz12Review of all standardsAnalyzing and summarizingReview all skillsGrammarVarious analyzing and summarizing activitiesVarious grammar activitiesDaily Oral LanguageIndiana Finish Line ECA activitiesFinal Exam-Skills