Ch 13: Types of Essay - 9th Grade: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Types of Essay unit of this 9th Grade English Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about the characteristics of various essay types. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our 9th Grade English Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the characteristics of various essay types. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the types of essays. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about the components of narrative, persuasive, descriptive, evaluative and informative essays.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need an English curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and the Types of Essay unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Types of Essay Unit Objectives

  • Identify the characteristics of a narrative essay.
  • Outline a descriptive essay's distinguishing features.
  • Understand the various functions of an informative essay.
  • Discover a persuasive essay's components.
  • Recognize the parts of an evaluative essay.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter 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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