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Who's it for?
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- Students who have fallen behind in understanding epistolary writing or prose for 9th grade English
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about prose for 9th grade English
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra English learning resources
How it works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the 9th grade English - prose chapter exam.
Why it works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the 9th grade English - prose chapter exam to be prepared.
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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a prose unit of a standard 9th grade English course. Topics covered include:
- Interpreting meaning in prose
- Types of fiction
- Epistolary writing
- Types of humorous writing
- Difference between fables, folktales, myths and legends
1. What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing & Character
This literature lesson will teach you the difference between prose and other writing. You'll also learn how to analyze characters and foreshadowing to better understand the author's intentions, theme, and underlying meanings.
2. Tone vs. Mood: Interpreting Meaning In Prose
In this lesson, learn the difference between the tone and the mood of a piece of prose. Explore examples of how tone and mood are conveyed by authors through word choice and telling details.
3. Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories
Learn how fiction is organized by length into three categories: novels, novellas and short stories. Explore the general characteristics of each type, and learn about some famous examples.
4. The Fable, Folktale, Myth, Legend: Differences and Examples
In this lesson, learn about fables, folktales, myths and legends, stories that entertain and serve instructive or educational purposes. Discover how these types of stories differ from one another and about their prevalence throughout the world.
5. Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms
In this lesson, you will discover that prose writing can take on different formats, from letters and diary entries to newspaper clippings and interviews. Explore how writers of both non-fiction and fiction tell stories through these different forms.
6. Satire, Parody, or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing
Learn about how writers use satire, parody and spoof to make their readers laugh and think. Explore how these forms mock the conventions of specific literary works and genres.
7. Bleak House by Charles Dickens: Summary & Analysis
Bleak House is a satirical story written by Charles Dickens. It tells the story of a number of people whose lives are consumed by a court case. Learn more about Bleak House and test your knowledge with a quiz.
8. Dr. Samuel Johnson: Life, Works & Dictionary
Doctor Samuel Johnson lived during the 1700s, and in spite of having very few financial resources, he created the best dictionary that had been written thus far, the 'Dictionary of the English Language,' published in 1755. In this lesson, we will learn more about Samuel Johnson and his accomplishments.
9. Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Biography, Books & Short Stories
This lesson is about noted Colombian author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. We will discuss his life, and his works, including his novels and short stories. Read the lesson and take the quiz!
10. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera: Summary & Analysis
This lesson offers a plot summary and analysis of theme, form, and genre in Milan Kundera's 1979 novel, 'The Book of Laughter and Forgetting.' The novel is a collection of seven vignettes about characters in Europe during the era of Russian occupation.
11. The Censors: Summary, Theme & Analysis
'The Censors' is a short story by Luisa Valenzuela, an author from Argentina. In 'The Censors,' Valenzuela uses humor to examine the serious events in Argentina during her life. This lesson will focus on the book and will analyze some of the literary elements present.
12. The Interlopers by Saki: Summary, Characters & Setting
A generations-old feud fuels the anger of life-long rivals in the short story ''The Interloper'' by Saki. The story describes the final showdown between the adversaries during a deadly windstorm in the Carpathian Mountains.
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Other chapters within the 9th Grade English: Help and Review course
- American Novels for 9th Grade: Help and Review
- American Short Stories for 9th Grade: Help and Review
- Ancient Literature for 9th Grade: Help and Review
- British Fiction for 9th Grade: Help and Review
- Contemporary Fiction for 9th Grade: Help and Review
- 9th Grade Dramatic Literature: Help and Review
- Drama for 9th Grade: Help and Review
- Poetry for 9th Grade: Help and Review
- 9th Grade Literary Terms: Help and Review
- Text Analysis and Close Reading in 9th Grade: Help and Review
- Introduction to High School Writing: Help and Review
- 9th Grade Essay Basics: Types of Essay: Help and Review
- The Writing Process for 9th Grade: Help and Review
- Conventions in 9th Grade Writing: Grammar: Help and Review
- Using Source Materials in 9th Grade English: Help and Review
- Elements of 9th Grade Grammar: Help and Review
- 9th Grade Grammar Usage: Help and Review
- Punctuation in 9th Grade Writing: Help and Review