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- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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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.
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- 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.
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