Ch 1: 9th Grade English - Prose: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Prose chapter of this 9th Grade English Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about the different types of writing. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the topics involving prose required in a typical 9th grade English course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other 9th grade English work.
  • Identify the prose concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our 9th grade English tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about prose and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding the different forms of fiction, epistolary writing, humorous writing or any other prose topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their English learning
  • Prefer learning English visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their prose unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in 9th grade English
  • Don't have access to their English teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about prose simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live 9th grade English tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about prose on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what prose is.
  • Differentiate between tone and mood.
  • Explore different forms of fiction.
  • Explain the differences between fables, folktales and myths.
  • Look at forms of epistolary writing.
  • Examine different types of humorous writing.

11 Lessons in Chapter 1: 9th Grade English - Prose: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Prose? - Finding Meaning in Foreshadowing & Character

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.

Tone vs. Mood: Interpreting Meaning In Prose

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.

Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

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.

The Fable, Folktale, Myth, Legend: Differences and 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.

Epistolary Writing: Letter and Diary Forms

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.

Satire, Parody, or Spoof: Types of Humorous Writing

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.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Summary & Characters

7. The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Summary & Characters

This lesson outlines Victor Hugo's masterpiece ''The Hunchback of Notre Dame''. Included are descriptions of the main characters, as well as a brief summary of the plot.

The Perfect Storm: Summary, Characters & Author

8. The Perfect Storm: Summary, Characters & Author

'The Perfect Storm' is the story of the fishing vessel 'Andrea Gail', lost at sea during the 'perfect storm' of 1991. This lesson will cover the summary and characters of the book 'The Perfect Storm,' as well as more about the author, Sebastian Junger.

Through the Looking Glass: Summary, Characters & Author

9. Through the Looking Glass: Summary, Characters & Author

Lewis Carroll's 'Through the Looking Glass' is the sequel to 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and one of the most beloved classics of children's literature. This lesson provides an overview of the plot, main characters and major themes of the story.

True Blood: Books, Characters & Author

10. True Blood: Books, Characters & Author

This lesson describes the Southern Vampires Mystery series, known on television as ''True Blood''. It also discusses the characters in the books as well as the author, Charlaine Harris. Read the article and then test yourself with the quiz!

Twilight: Book Summary, Theme & Author

11. Twilight: Book Summary, Theme & Author

Twilight is one of the most popular young adult fantasy novels within recent years. With film adaptations, fan-fiction, and a huge following of teen girls, it is easily tagged a cultural phenomenon. This lesson will give a brief overview of the book's plot and major themes, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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