• Merrillville High School
    Course Scope & Sequence
    Instructor: Miss Czuba


    Course Expectations, Goals & Routines

    Course Expectations:
    • A positive attitude
    • Regular in class participation
    • Completion of classroom assignments and homework
    • At home preparation for classroom assessments
    • To improve English skills in the areas of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing
    • To become proficient, at grade level, in English in the areas of Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing
    • To learn and improve skills that are necessary to be successful in other core courses
    • Preparation for WIDA Access and ISTEP
    • Vocabulary Skills (weekly assessment)
    • Spelling Tests (weekly assessments)
    • Listening Comprehension (2 to 3 monthly assessments)
    • Required Reading (16 points required, per trimester)
    • Book Chat (every 6 weeks)
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Quick Writes and Writing Process

    See Full Syllabus and Assignment Expectations for More Details

    Course Description
    ENL is a skills based course that develops and supports English language acquisition, in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing, using the WIDA "Can do's." Classes are multi age and multi leveled. Students work at their current levels and then advance at there own pace toward proficiency. This may take one trimester or students may utilize support for all 12 trimesters of their high school career.
    In conjunction with the WIDA "Can do's," we resource out to the more than 140 teachers our students rotate through in a given year. The teachers are coached and students are pre-taught essential skills, given assistance with other coursework, given specific Individual Learning Plan (ILP) accommodations and modifications in test administration, both in daily assessments and state mandated assessments.
    Scope and Sequence 
    (Skills based, not content based) 
    Since this course has students grades 9-12, Levels 1-5, in it, the instruction is differentiated. There is not a scripted semester plan of assignments and assessments that are repeatedly followed each semester. Our students population is constantly changing, proficiency is improving, and instruction is changing as our students' needs change. Our students work in flexible groups to work on the skills they need to improve. All students will not receive all the same assignments and assessments throughout the semester, so the chart below is not practical for our purposes. 
    Though we do not have a specific, one size fits all, curriculum, some of our primary traditional resources utilized in the curriculum are:
    • National Geographic's Cengage, Edge: Fundamentals, Level A, and Level B
    • TCM: Building Vocabulary from Word Roots: Levels 6, 7, & 8
    • Saddleback, District 13 Books
    Primary Technology Supports:
    • Rosetta Stone
    • Google Classroom, Docs, Slides
    • ESL Brainpop
    Primary Focus Skills Addressed: 
    • Scaffold/Teaching K-12 curriculum
    • Handwriting
    • Phonics
    • Decoding
    • Fluency
    • Reading Comprehension: Flex reading groups based on lexiles (1st-3rd, 4th-6th, and 7th-9th)
    • Intensive Vocabulary
    • Figurative Language
    • Cultural Literacy
    • Social Skills
    • Pre-teaching skills and content for some core courses
    • Technology based programs
    • Assistance with work from other courses
    • Administering/reading tests
    Please visit the Trimester Exam Link to know what students will be responsible
    for knowing and regularly visit RDS to review your student's daily grades.
    Contact Miss Czuba, if you have any questions.
    (219) 650-5307 ext. 7160
    Updated 3/2017