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Ch 2: American Novels for 9th Grade: Help and Review

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The American Novels for 9th Grade chapter of this 9th Grade English Help and Review course is the simplest way to master American novels for 9th grade. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of American novels for 9th grade.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering 9th grade English material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn 9th grade English. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding American novels for 9th grade
  • 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 American novels for 9th grade
  • 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 American novels for 9th grade 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 American novels for 9th grade chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any American novel question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in an American novels unit of a standard 9th grade English course. Topics covered include:

  • Ernest Hemingway's biography and works
  • Mark Twain's biography and works
  • John Steinbeck's works
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The Old Man and the Sea

27 Lessons in Chapter 2: American Novels for 9th Grade: Help and Review
Ernest Hemingway: Biography, Works, and Style

1. Ernest Hemingway: Biography, Works, and Style

American author Ernest Hemingway used the experiences from his rich and colorful life to inform his novels and short stories. Learn about how life and major works.

Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms: Summary and Analysis

2. Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms: Summary and Analysis

Ernest Hemingway's ''A Farewell to Arms'' is considered by some critics to be the best novel written in the WWI era. Learn why readers still love this story almost a century later.

Mark Twain: Biography, Works, and Style as a Regionalist Writer

3. Mark Twain: Biography, Works, and Style as a Regionalist Writer

In this lesson, we will learn about Mark Twain's life, his most acclaimed writings and his place as a realist and regionalist writer in this country's literary history.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Plot Summary and Characters

4. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Plot Summary and Characters

In this lesson, we will learn about Mark Twain's most acclaimed work, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, through a close examination of characters and plot.

John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath and Other Works

5. John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath and Other Works

John Steinbeck is one of the 20th century's most celebrated authors. In this lesson, we'll look at Steinbeck's most famous work, 'The Grapes of Wrath.' We'll also discuss his style and consider his other major works.

Of Mice and Men: Summary and Analysis of Steinbeck's Style

6. Of Mice and Men: Summary and Analysis of Steinbeck's Style

John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' is one of the most enduring American stories of friendship. Watch this video lesson to learn about its characters, main plot events and key themes.

Herman Melville: Moby-Dick Summary and Analysis

7. Herman Melville: Moby-Dick Summary and Analysis

''Moby Dick'' is not just a boring story about a whale. Its popularity is still strong today (guess what major coffee chain takes its name from the story) thanks to Herman Melville's raunchy jokes about sperm whales. Oh, the fact it's a great story about evil and revenge doesn't hurt either.

To Kill a Mockingbird: Summary, Analysis and Quotes

8. To Kill a Mockingbird: Summary, Analysis and Quotes

How did a novel that deals with difficult topics like racism and rape become an American classic and a staple of high school English classes? In this lesson, we'll learn all about Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'

The Old Man and the Sea: Summary, Characters & Themes

9. The Old Man and the Sea: Summary, Characters & Themes

The Old Man and the Sea was the last novel Ernest Hemingway published before killing himself in 1961. In many ways, the novel gives us a glimpse into the award-winning author's mind as this story's events and themes connect to Hemingway's life.

All Quiet on the Western Front: Summary and Themes

10. All Quiet on the Western Front: Summary and Themes

Erich Maria Remarque's 'All Quiet on the Western Front' sold millions of copies worldwide. It portrays German soldiers' experiences during WWI, but many say it relates to all soldiers, describing the horrors of war, which transcend time and place.

Edith Wharton: Biography and Major Novels

11. Edith Wharton: Biography and Major Novels

Who was Edith Wharton? Only the author of over 40 books and the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. In this lesson, we'll explore her life and major novels.

A Separate Peace by John Knowles: Summary & Analysis

12. A Separate Peace by John Knowles: Summary & Analysis

John Knowles' 1959 novel ''A Separate Peace'' is a classic coming-of-age story, primarily concerning the friendship of two young men growing up during World War II. In this lesson, you will find a summary of the novel, an analysis of its major themes, and a short quiz at the end.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith: Summary & Analysis

13. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith: Summary & Analysis

''A Tree Grows in Brooklyn'' is a classic coming of age novel written in 1943 by Betty Smith. Read on for a summary and analysis of the novel followed by a short quiz.

Annie Dillard: Biography, Poems, Essays & Books

14. Annie Dillard: Biography, Poems, Essays & Books

Annie Dillard is a modern American author of nature writing, poetry, and fiction best known for her Pulitzer Prize winning Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. Read on to find more about the life and work of this intensely private and introspective writer.

Arthur Dimmesdale in the Scarlet Letter: Character Analysis & Overview

15. Arthur Dimmesdale in the Scarlet Letter: Character Analysis & Overview

During this lesson, we will examine Arthur Dimmesdale, one of the central characters in 'The Scarlet Letter' by Nathaniel Hawthorne. A brief plot overview, an analysis of his character, and an exploration of a few central images in the novel will be followed by a quiz.

Bram Stoker: Biography & Overview

16. Bram Stoker: Biography & Overview

Bram Stoker was the creator and author of the infamous novel ''Dracula,'' which has fueled the imaginations of people for generations. In this lesson, we will take a look at his life story.

Bret Easton Ellis: Books & Life

17. Bret Easton Ellis: Books & Life

Bret Easton Ellis is one of the most controversial and renowned writers of the 20th century. In this lesson, we will take a look at one of America's most popular Generation X authors.

Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather: Summary & Themes

18. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather: Summary & Themes

''Death Comes for the Archbishop,'' one of Willa Cather's later novels, celebrates the natural beauty of New Mexico and the importance of the adventures of two French Catholic missionaries in contributing to the social life of the area.

J.D. Salinger: Biography, Stories & Facts

19. J.D. Salinger: Biography, Stories & Facts

This lesson will explore J. D. Salinger. We'll look at his life and work, the context in which he was writing, the critical reception he received and his influence on others.

The Call of the Wild: Themes & Analysis

20. The Call of the Wild: Themes & Analysis

The book The Call of the Wild uses the characters, storyline and subject matter to explore ideas that almost all of us experience. This lesson will fill you in on these themes, help with understanding the storyline, and offer a few questions to test your comprehension.

The Red Badge of Courage: Themes & Analysis

21. The Red Badge of Courage: Themes & Analysis

The Red Badge of Courage is a story about a Civil War soldier who grows from teenager to adult over the course of one battle. This lesson will focus on the themes and analysis of Stephen Crane's 'The Red Badge of Courage.'

The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: Summary & Characters

22. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: Summary & Characters

Don't you just love stories about children and their pets? The Yearling was a wildly popular book about a young boy growing up in rural Florida who learns a harsh lesson. Still considered a classic today, The Yearling is a must-read. This lesson will fill you in on the storyline and characters.

Tortilla Flat: Summary & Characters

23. Tortilla Flat: Summary & Characters

Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck is the story of Danny, a Mexican-American man living in California after World War I. Danny and his no-good friends, the paisanos, cheat, lie, steal and drink, but they realize that their friendship is the most important thing they have.

Willa Cather's Song of the Lark: Summary & Explanation

24. Willa Cather's Song of the Lark: Summary & Explanation

This article summarizes Willa Cather's novel, The Song of the Lark, and describes the main character's ambitions, and how they led her to pursue her life's passion, music. Read the article, and then take the quiz.

William Dean Howells: Biography, Books & Realism

25. William Dean Howells: Biography, Books & Realism

William Dean Howells is possibly the most important writer, literary critic, and editor in nineteenth century America of whom you've never heard. Learn more about him and his role in steering the course of American literature.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Summary & Characters

26. The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Summary & Characters

Meet Charlie, a smart, shy, and unpopular high school freshman, who eventually makes friends and gets involved at school. Then, secrets from his past threaten the happiness he has managed to create. Let's review the summary and characters.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Setting & Themes

27. The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Setting & Themes

In The Perks of Being a Wallflower, we see Charlie change from scared child to (somewhat) adjusted teenager. This lesson will focus on the setting and themes of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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