- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 180
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Certificate:
Certificates show that you have completed the course. They do not provide credit.
Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning
Course SummaryThis online homeschool course is all you need to teach 9th grade English. Homeschool parents can use this curriculum as a guideline to craft custom lesson plans to help your student with types of writing, grammar, writing essays and more.
to start this course today
Try it risk-free for 30 days
Course Practice TestCheck your knowledge of this course with a 50-question practice test.
- Comprehensive test covering all topics
- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
Why It Works:
- Quality Content: Engaging animations and real-life examples make composition and literature topics easy to grasp for students with multiple learning styles.
- Students Learn Efficiently: The self-based course allows students to learn at their own pace.
- Save Time: Spend less time preparing lessons and more time working with your student.
What You Get:
- Complete Course Library: In addition to 9th grade English, your membership includes access to a full high school homeschool curriculum and hundreds of additional courses.
- Online Dashboard: Parents and students can monitor course progress and subject mastery easily.
- Built-In Assessments: Quizzes and practice exams allow students to test their knowledge and parents to monitor mastery.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our expert English instructors any question about writing strategies, major literary works, or other 9th grade English topics. They're here to help!
How It Works:
- Use the video lessons as your primary 9th grade English homeschool curriculum or as supplemental material.
- Complete each unit at your own pace.
- Watch lessons, reviewing or pausing as often as you need.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
- Check understanding through lesson quizzes and unit exams.
9th Grade English Learning Objectives:
- Learn to recognize different forms of prose, including novels, short stories, folktales, epistolary writing, and parodies.
- Interpret meaning in prose by looking at the way authors use foreshadowing, character, tone, and mood.
- Examine the works of American novelists and short story writers, including Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, and Washington Irving.
- Read ancient poems like The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Odyssey, and The Aeneid and then discover more about Greek myth and religion.
- Learn about the works of British fiction authors, such as Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and Jonathan Swift.
- Study themes used by contemporary fiction writers like Barbara Kingsolver, Amy Tan, Eli Weisel, and Kurt Vonnegut.
- Learn about dramatic periods and styles and how to recognize the use of characters, setting, and plots in drama.
- Analyze the works of major poets like William Shakespeare, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Emily Dickinson.
- Study literary devices, such as point of view, euphemism, and symbolism.
- Build essay writing skills by reviewing thesis statements, the writing process, and how to quote sources.
- Explore grammar topics like parts of speech, subject-verb agreement, sentence fragments, comma splices, and run-on sentences.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Research Schools, Degrees & Careers
Get the unbiased info you need to find the right school.
Browse Articles By Category
Browse an area of study or degree level.
- Biological and Biomedical Sciences
- Communications and Journalism
- Computer Sciences
- Culinary Arts and Personal Services
- Liberal Arts and Humanities
- Mechanic and Repair Technologies
- Medical and Health Professions
- Physical Sciences
- Transportation and Distribution
- Visual and Performing Arts
- Homeschool Curriculum
- Homeschool Home
- Homeschool Plans
- Online Novel and Essay Writing Courses and Classes
- Online English Writing Course and Class Overviews
- Homeschool Parents: Use These 5 Activities When You Need a Break
- How Can I Use Study.com Courses to Homeschool?
- Online Writing Course Descriptions with Degree Options
- Online Writing Courses for Children's Book Authors
- Online Business Writing Courses and Training Programs
- Answers and detailed explanations to each question
- Video lessons to explain complicated concepts
Explore our library of over 79,000 lessons
- College Courses
- High School Courses
- Other Courses