• Merrillville High School
    Course Scope & Sequence
     
     
    Department:
    English
    English 9A
    Instructor:Alison Skertic

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    Course Expectations, Goals & Routines

     
    Students are expected to bring a binder, looseleaf paper and pens to class each day, along with their text book. They are expected to be on time and ready to work when the bell rings. Classes will start with Daily Oral Language and Journal activities, followed by skills-based reading lessons. Each week, students also will be given a list of Etymons (word parts and definitions), which they must learn. Quizzes will be given Friday over the Etymons and reading skills learned. Larger skill-based assessments also will be given after three weeks, six weeks and nine weeks. The last five weeks of class will be dedicated to reading To Kill a Mockingbird. Students will be required to do much of the reading independently.
     
    Course Description
     

    ENGLISH 9 A & B                                                                                       

    English 9, an integrated English course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts in Grade 9, is a study of language, literature, composition, and oral communication with a focus on exploring a wide-variety of genres and their elements.  Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance appropriate for Grade 9 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

    ·         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
     
     
    Nov.
    16-20
    Standards listed from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
     
    Due to sprial teaching, all standards are incorporated weekly.
     
     
     
    L1., L.2, L.4, W.10  R1.8
     
     
     
     
    Elements of short stories
     
     
    * Defining short story terms.
     
    * Elements of plot
     
    * Determining characterization. 
    * Week 1 vocabulary packet
    * Filling out graphic organizer with story terms
     
    * Sniper short story visualization activit
     
    * Determining characterization. 

    * Sniper summary activity 
     
    * Vocabulary 1 Quiz 
     
     
     
    2
     
    Nov.
    23-25
    Language
    L1., L.2, L.4,
     
    Writing
    W.10
     
    Reading
    RI.3, RL.3, RL.5 
     
    Elements of plot 
     
     
     
    Evidence-based conclusions 
     


    * Bellringers

    * "My Horse" packet

    * Famous Person Diary activity -- written project to turn in on Google Classroom
     
     
     
     
    Famous Diary writing project due Friday. 
     
    3
     
    Dec. 1- 
    Language
    L1., L.2, L.4
     
    W.10
    RI.2, RI.3, RL.2

    Determining Mood

    Making predictions

    * Mood vocab
    * Daily DOLs & Journals  
     
     
    * Vocabulary activity for moods

    * Mood activity -- novel excerpts
     
    * Story notes on "Cask of Amontillado"
     
     
     
     
     
    * Illustration humamet -- displaying mood
     
    * Graphic organizer/Mood
     
    * Friday quiz on Mood words
     
     
     
    4
     
    Dec,
    8-15 
    L1., L.2, L.4, W.10
    RI.1, RI.2, RL.1, RL.2

     Point of View
     
    Review other skills 
    * Daily Bellringers & Journals
     
    *
     
    Vocab quiz 3
      
    3 week test -- review story elements and context clues.  
     
     
    5
    L1., L.2, L.4, W.10
    RL.4, RL.5
    Making Predictions
     
    Symbolism
    Introduce etymons
     
    Notes/group project on symbolism
     
    Read "The Scarlet Ibis"
     
     
    Monday: Three-week test on reading skills
     
    Theme & symbolism activity (Quadrant D)
     
    Etymon quiz Thursday
     
    6
     L1., L.2, L.4, W.10
    R1.8
    Fact & Opinion/
    Summarizing
     
     
     
    Theme
    Etymons Week 2
    "A Country Divided"
     
    "Lives in the Crossfire"
     
    Read "The Sniper
     
    Etymon quiz Friday
     
    Letter from Sniper's Point of View
     
     
    Civil War Research project (Quadrant D)
     
    7
    L1., L.2, L.4, W.10
    RL.3, W.9a
    Understanding literary
    elements:
    Character
    Mood
    Inference
    Symbols
    Tone
    Theme 
     
    Monday & Tuesday:
    Read Scarlet Ibis 

    Wednesday:

    Quiz on Scarlet Ibis
    Writing Assignment on Character Trait for Brother
    (Details on My Big Campus) 
    Midterm at end of week
     
    Thursday:
    Midterm  
     
    Friday:
    Researching with questions
    Paraphrasing notes 
     
     
    Monday & Tuesday:
    Read Scarlet Ibis 

    Wednesday:

    Quiz on Scarlet Ibis
    Writing Assignment on Character Trait for Brother
    (Details on My Big Campus) 
     
    Thursday:
    Midterm 
     
     
     
    Wednesday, Jan. 15: 
     Scarlet Ibis packet due
    Required Reading project due 

    Thursday, Jan 16:
     
    Midterm
    Character Trait Assignment due 
     
     
     
    8
    L1., L.2, L.4, W.10
    RL.1, RL.2, W.8, SL.5
     
    Jan 21 -- Jan. 24 
    Research Skills
     
    Tuesday-Friday
    Research Civil Rights Projects
    & complete Prezi

    Project due Monday
     
     
     
     
     
    Pop quizzes over novel
     
    Mood assignment
     
    Etymon quiz Friday
     
    9
    L1., L.2, L.4, W.10
    RL.1, RL.2, RL.4
     
     Jan. 27-Jan 31
     
     
     
     Etymons Week 3                     
    Presentations Monday & Tuesday 
    Begin To Kill a Mockingbird 
     
    Monday: Presentations
    TKAM vocabulary for homework 
    Tuesday: TKAM Ch. 1 in class, Ch. 2 homework
    Wednesday: TKAM Ch. 3 in class, Ch. 4 homework
    Etymon Quiz
     
    Thursday: TKAM  Ch. 5, 
    Ch. 6 homework 
    Friday: Scheduling/ read TKAM Ch. 7
     
     
     
    Pop quizzes on novel
     
     Etymon quiz on Wednesday
     
    10
    L1., L.2, L.4, W.10
    RL.1, RL.3, RL.5
     
    fEB. 3-7 
     Etymon Week 4
    Comparing & Contrast
     
    Focus on characters & plot development
    Etymon week 4
    Monday: TKAM Ch. 8-9
     
    Tue -TKAM CH. 10
     Ch. 11 Homework
     
    Wednesday -- TKAM Ch. 12
    Ch. 13 Homework 
     
    Thursday -- Etymon Quiz 
    TKAM Ch. 14
    Ch. 15 homework
     
    Friday -- TKAM Ch. 16
    Ch. 17 Homework 
    9-week test on Tuesday
     
    Etymon Week 6 quiz Friday
     
    Pop quizzes on novel
     
    11
     
    Feb. 10-13
    (No School Friday) 
     Etymond Week 5
    Reviewing Elements of a Novel/Theme
                       
     
    Monday: Ch. 18
    Ch.19 homework
    Tuesday: Ch. 20-21
    Ch. 22 Homework
    Wednesday: Ch. 23
    Ch. 24 homework
    Etymon Quiz 
    Thursday: Ch. 25
    Homework Ch. 26 
    Research Project due Thursday, Nov. 3
     
     
    Final test on To Kill a Mockingbird -- Nov. 8
     
     
     
     
     
     
                                      
    12
    Feb. 18-21
     (no school Monday)
     
     
     
     
    Feb. 24-28 
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Preparation for finals
    Tuesday: Ch. 27
    Ch. 28 homework
    Wednesday: Ch. 29-31
     Thursday & Friday review
     
     
    Monday: TKAM final test 
    Tuesday & Wednesday review 
    Thursday & Friday
    Final Exams
     
     
     
    Friday: Feb. 21st 
     
     
     
     
    Final Exam