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

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    Course Expectations, Goals & Routines

     
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    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
    March 2
    to
    March 6
     
    Language
    L1., L.2, L.4, L.5
     
    Writing
    W.10
     
    Reading
    RL.1, RL.2, RL.4
    Introduction to Poetry:
     
    Figurative Language:
    - Imagery
    - Similes & Metaphors
     
    Meaning & Theme
    Monday:
    Etymons 
    Biopoems
     
    Tuesday:
    Idioms
     
    Wednesday: 
    Snow Day
     
    Thursday:
    Imagery introduction "Starfish" 
     
    Friday:
    Etymon Quiz 
    Imagery/Simile Packet
     
     
     
    2
    March 9th
    to
    March 13th
     
    Language
    L1., L.2, L.4, L.5
     
    Writing
    W.10
     
    Reading
    RL.1, RL.2, RL.4
    Poetry cont'd:
     
    Tone & Mood
     
    Review figurative language
     
     
     
     
     
    Monday:
    Video analysis
    Vocabulary exercise 
     
    Tuesday:
    Poem definitions 
    Jorge the Janitor
     
     Wednesday
    Homeless discussion  
    "Miss Rosie" activity
     
    Thursday:
    Mood & Tone
    "Women Work" & "Daily"
     
    Friday:
    Etymon Quiz 
     
     
     
    Wednesday:
    Invisible Person poem
    due Friday 
     
     
    Friday:
    Quiz on Efigurative language
    definitions and analysis 
     
     
     
     
     
    3
    March 16th
    March 20th
     
    (March Madness
    Activity)
     
    Language
    L1., L.2, L.4, L.5
     
    Writing
    W.1, W.10
     
    Reading
    RL.1, RL.2, RL.4, RL.6
    Poetry cont'd:
     
     
    Alliteration
     
    figurative language review
    Monday
    Mood & Tone
    Personification journal
    "Slam, Dunk, Hook"
     
    Tuesday:
    Identifying the speaker/
    the difference between the poet and the speaker 
     
    Invisible person poem due on Friday.  
     
     
     
    Wednesday
    Review for test
     
    Thursday
    3 week test
     
     

     
     
     
    Monday:
    Constructed Response for "Slam, Dunk, Hook"
     
    Tuesday:
    Analyze Jorge the Janitor to see how poet sees things through another's point of view
     
    Invisible person poem due on Friday.  
     
    Wednesday
    Practice test on MBC
     
    Thursday:
    3 week test on imagery/similes and metaphors 
     
    Friday
    Invisible person poem due 
     
     
     
     
     
    4
    March 23 to March 27
      
    March Madness Activity 
     
    Language
    L1., L.2, L.4, L.5
     
    Writing
    W.10
     
    Reading
    RL.1, RL.2, RL.4
    Poetry
     
    Rhyme Scheme
    Internal and external rhyme
    Rhythm
    Monday  & Tuesday
    Library
     
    Etymons Week 3
     
    Types of poems & rhyme scheme
     
    "Ballad of Birmingham" -- discuss elements of ballads
     
    Wednesday:
     March Madness activity - videos and limericks
     
    Poetry Terms:
    Types of poems & rhyme scheme
    "Wreck of the Hesperus"
     
     
     
    Thursday:
    "Annabel Lee" passage
     
    Friday
    Poetry and art
    Etymology Quiz
     
    Ongoing
    assessment
    activity:
     
    Homework:


    Write original poem
     
    Identify figurative language
     
    Type of poem etc.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Art poem due Tuesday
     
     
     
     
    5
    March 30 to 
    April 2nd 
     
     
     
    Language
    L1., L.2, L.4, L.5
     
    Writing
    W.10
     
    Reading
    RL.1, RL.2, RL.4
    Poetry presentations
    Final poetry test
    Class Poetry Slam
    Monday:
    3 week test
    Tuesday:
    I Am Poem activity
    Type poem/prepare for slam
     
    Wednesday:
    Narrative poem storyboard activity
     
    Thursday:
     
    Friday:
    No School
     
    Monday:
    3 week test
     
    Tuesday:
    Poem due on Tuesday
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    6
    April 13 to
    April 17th
     
     
    Language
    L1., L.2, L.4, L.5
     
    Writing
    W.10
     
    Reading
    RI.1, RL.1,RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.7
    Connecting poetry & theme 
    Monday:
    Library
    Extended metaphor
    "Mother to Son" group activity 
     
    Tuesday
    Narrative poem 
    Analyzing "Annabel Lee"
    Constructed Response 
     
    Wednesday:
    Career Day activity
     
    Thursday -- Etymology quiz
    Midterm review
     
    Friday -- Midterm & Shakespeare web quest
     
     
     
     
    Etymology
    Week 1
     
    Quiz Thursday
    7
    April 20th to
    April 25th 
     
    Language
    L1., L.2, L.4, L.5
     
    Writing
    W.10
     
    Reading
    RI.1, RL.1,RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.7
     
     
     
    Etymology
    Week 2
     
    Quiz Thursday
     
    MIDTERM FRIDAY 
    8
    April 28th to
    May 1st 
     
    Language
    L1., L.2, L.4, L.5
     
    Writing
    W.10
     
    Reading
    RI.1, RL.1,RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.7
    Begin Romeo & Juliet
    Finish Act I
     
     
     
    Etymology
    Week 3
     
    Quiz Friday
    9
    May 4th
    to May 8th 
     
    Language
    L1., L.2, L.4, L.5
     
    Writing
    W.10
     
    Reading
    RI.1, RL.1,RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.7
    Romeo & Juliet Act II
     
     
     
    Etymology
    Week 4
     
    Quiz Friday
     
     
    10
    May 11th to
    May 15th 
     
    Language
    L1., L.2, L.4, L.5
     
    Writing
    W.10
     
    Reading
    RI.1, RL.1,RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.7
     
     
    Begin Romeo & Juliet
    Finish Act III
     
     
     
     
     
    Etymology
    Week 5
     
    Quiz Friday
    11
    May 18th May 22nd
     
    Language
    L1., L.2, L.4, L.5
     
    Writing
    W.10
     
    Reading
    RI.1, RL.1,RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.7
     
     
    Romeo & Juliet
    Act IV & V
     
     
    Wednesday: Quiz on Act IV
     
     
    Etymology
    Week 6
     
    Quiz Thursday
     
     
    12
    May 25th to May 30th
     
    Language
    L1., L.2, L.4, L.5
     
    Writing
    W.10
     
    Reading
    RI.1, RL.1,RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.7
     
    June 9th and 10th Final Exams
     
     
    Romeo & Juliet final test
    & modernization project:
    Details TK 

     
     
    Final test on play
     
     
    Timed Writing Assessment 
     
    Etymology
    Week 7
     
    Quiz Thursday