- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 188
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Certificate: Yes
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Any instructor who teaches 9th grade English can consider this textbook replacement course an excellent resource for their classroom. The lessons in this course provide high quality instruction and cover the same or even more information than that found in most English textbooks.
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The short, engaging video lessons on topics like literary genres and essay writing are perfect for briefly introducing an English topic and initiating class discussion. The chapter and lesson structure is similar to traditional English textbooks, making a transition to digital learning simple and straightforward. Just like you'd assign textbook reading assignments, you can assign one or more video lessons to your students conveniently through the website and even review them in class to initiate discussion or class projects.
- Identify the chapter in this course that corresponds with your curriculum or lesson plan.
- Assign one or more of the short and engaging video lessons as homework.
- In class, engage students in discussions and/or interactive activities that focus on the lesson topics.
- Use the lesson quizzes and chapter exams to test your students' understanding of ancient literature, literary genres, the use of source materials and writing conventions.
- Submit questions, feedback or suggestions to our expert instructors from your Dashboard.
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Using the course is simple. You can find any topic you're currently studying in English class, or if your school uses this course in the classroom, you can get your assignments through links sent by your teacher via email. Even if your school uses traditional textbooks, you'll find this course offers a great supplement and brings English lessons to life. The short videos give you an easy, fun and helpful way to better understand and absorb English literature concepts, literary analysis, terms and theory.
- Identify the English topics you're studying in class, or click on the lesson links sent to you.
- View the short and engaging English video lessons.
- Use the lesson quizzes and chapter exams to test your understanding of topics like literary terms and grammar.
- Submit questions to our expert instructors for additional help with any English topic covered in the course.
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- Helpful Instructors: In addition to being subject-matter experts in English, our instructors are available to help you with any questions you have related to the course.
- Accessible: You can access this English course and view the video lessons from any computer or mobile device from home or on the go.
- Learn Your Way: Whether you learn better through discussion, viewing the video or reading the lesson transcript, we've got you covered.
- Keeping Up in Class: If you need to miss class or don't quite understand an English concept, you can use this course to make sure you don't fall behind.
- Ancient Greek and Sumerian literature
- American novelists and short story writers
- Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and other major British authors
- Night, The Joy Luck Club, The Kite Runner and other contemporary titles
- Dramatic comedy, farce and tragedy
- Dickinson, Shakespeare, Longfellow and other major poets
- Commonly used literary terms
- Close reading and text analysis techniques
- Essay types and writing processes
- Capitalization, grammar, punctuation and usage
- Source materials and citations
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