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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 British fiction 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 British fiction 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 British fiction 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 British fiction for 9th grade chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any British fiction 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 a British fiction unit of a standard 9th grade English course. Topics covered include:
- Charles Dickens' style and works
- Jane Austen's biography and major novels
- Jonathan Swift and satire
- George Eliot's biography and major works
- Orwell's Animal Farm and 1984
1. Dickens' Great Expectations: Plot, Characters, and Social Class
In 'Great Expectations,' young Pip has big dreams and lofty goals. All that's standing in his way is pretty much everyone he meets, as well as himself. Watch this lesson to learn more about this classic Charles Dickens novel.
2. Introduction to Charles Dickens: Works, Style, and Influence
Ebenezer Scrooge. Oliver Twist. Miss Havisham. David Copperfield. These are among literature's most fascinating figures, and they were all created by the same author. Watch this lesson to learn more about one of the English language's greatest authors, Charles Dickens.
3. Introduction to George Eliot: Life and Major Works
Mary Ann Evans, aka George Eliot, is one of the premiere writers of Victorian England. Watch this video lesson to see how she combined her interests in realism and rural life into an epic output of novels.
4. Jane Austen: Biography and Major Novels
When you hear the name Jane Austen, you probably think about long dresses, stuffy tea parties, and British accents - unless you don't know who she is. In that case, you really need to watch this video about the writer's life and works.
5. Introduction to Sir Walter Scott: Works of Historical Fiction
In his life, Sir Walter Scott was both a lawyer and a poet, though it's when he started to write historical novels - anonymously - that his work really took off. Watch this video to learn all about the man credited with creating a whole genre of fiction.
6. Jonathan Swift and Satire: Examples and Analysis
When it comes to English-language satire, few authors can top the legendary Jonathan Swift. Watch this lesson to learn about his two most important works, ~'A Modest Proposal~' and ~'Gulliver's Travels~'.
7. Lord of the Flies: Summary, Themes & Analysis
In this lesson, we will summarize William Golding's novel 'Lord of the Flies'. We will then analyze the story by exploring the major themes and characters.
8. Orwell's Animal Farm: Summary, Characters and Themes
In this lesson, we will discuss why George Orwell wrote his novel 'Animal Farm'. We will then summarize and analyze the novel by discussing its characters and themes.
9. Heartbreak House by George Bernard Shaw: Summary, Analysis & Characters
A comedy presented in three acts, Heartbreak House is an entertaining political commentary about what happens when socialites, tycoons and drifters collide in the pre-World War I British countryside.
10. Coraline: Book Summary & Themes
''Coraline'' is about a young girl who is unsatisfied in her own life, so she goes exploring and finds another world where nothing is as it seems. ''Coraline'' is a dark tale of learning to appreciate what you have and not running from your fears.
11. Coraline: Characters & Quotes
'Coraline' by Neil Gaiman is a story of a curious little girl who is unsatisfied with her life. She finds a door to another world, which gives her a choice between her world and another darker more disturbing one.
12. Neil Gaiman: Books & Poems
Neil Gaiman is a prolific author who writes about mythology and history. He's written for film, TV, comics, and magazines, in addition to books and stories for readers of all ages. Let's take a look at the work of this award-winning British writer.
13. Neil Gaiman: Biography & Quotes
Neil Gaiman is a household name in Britain, America, and beyond for his masterful writing in the fantasy, horror, and sci-fi genres. Where did Neil Gaiman get his passion for reading and writing? What does the man himself have to say about it? Let's find out.
14. Algernon Blackwood: Books & Short Stories
Algernon Blackwood remains one of the masters of the supernatural and horror genres. In this lesson, you'll learn more about his writings through his books, children's works and short stories.
15. Algernon Blackwood: Biography & Quotes
Earning the nickname 'The Ghost Man,' Algernon Blackwood delighted in traveling and writing, two things he did well and often. In this lesson, you'll learn more about the author and his life.
16. Frances Hodgson Burnett: Biography & Facts
Frances Hodgson Burnett was a popular author during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and today several of her books are still popular. In this lesson we will learn about her personal life.
17. Frances Hodgson Burnett: Books & Quotes
Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote dozens of books, short stories, and plays. In this lesson, we will explore some of these books, some common themes, and styles that Burnett uses.
18. The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett Summary
In this lesson, we will summarize the novel 'The Shuttle' by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This is a story about how disparities in wealth complicated romantic relationships.
19. J.G. Ballard: Short Stories & Books
J.G. Ballard was an English science fiction author best known for the novels 'The Atrocity Exhibition' and 'Crash.' In this lesson, we will learn more about some of his work, including his short stories and books.
20. J.G. Ballard: Biography & Quotes
J.G. Ballard spent years enticing readers with his dystopian worlds. Hollywood has spent years adapting these worlds to the screen. J.G. Ballard's life revolved mostly around writing, and when it didn't, it inspired his writing.
21. William Hope Hodgson: Biography & Quotes
Known for his horror and fantasy stories, British author William Hope Hodgson wrote hundreds of short stories, poems, novels, and essays. In this lesson, we will go over his short life and his prolific writing habits.
22. William Hope Hodgson: Books, Short Stories & Poems
William Hope Hodgson was a British author best known for his fantasy and horror stories. In this lesson, we will take a look at Hodgson's work, including his novels, short stories, and poems.
23. Arthur C. Clarke: Books & Short Stories
Sir Arthur C. Clarke was an adventurer. Known for his ''A Space Odyssey: 2001,'' Clarke is heralded as a literary expert of science. He has made space a familiar force with his varied, vast collection of publications.
24. Arthur C. Clarke: Quotes & Biography
The man behind the imaginative ''2001: A Space Odyssey'' is none other than science fiction writer Arthur B. Clarke. In this lesson, we will look at his life and his career.
25. The Beast in the Jungle: Characters & Character Analysis
In this lesson, we will examine the characters, May Bartram and John Marcher, from the Henry James short story 'The Beast in the Jungle.' This is the story of a man who sacrifices love in search of a great event that he is sure will occur in his life.
26. The Beast in the Jungle Quotes
This lesson summarizes Henry James' novella ''The Beast in the Jungle.'' We explore the plot, characters, and themes through quotes from James' story about subjectivity and fate.
27. The Beast in the Jungle Themes
Henry James' story 'The Beast in the Jungle' is an intriguing and suspenseful tale about an unconventional relationship. We'll study some of the themes in this thought-provoking short story.
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