English 9 Course

English 9 Course

Take an accredited high school English 9 course entirely online. Get started today for only $225!

Northgate Academy’s English 9 course offers a foundational exploration into language arts, aiming to develop proficient readers and writers while embedding practical skills and insights applicable to students’ Christian lives. Through a diverse literary journey that includes biblical passages, short stories, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and novel excerpts, the course fosters basic literary analysis skills essential for maximizing reading comprehension and enhancing analytical abilities. Students are introduced to strategies such as making inferences, visualizing, predicting, and recognizing organizational patterns. The course curriculum is rich with lessons on vocabulary skills, various writing techniques and styles, including the Writing Process, and detailed studies on grammar, usage, and mechanics, all aimed at promoting growth in literary analysis and writing proficiency.

Course objectives are focused on reading, examining, and analyzing a wide range of literary genres, identifying genre-specific literary characteristics, and applying analytical skills to understand plot structure, character development, and authorial intent. Students will compare and contrast literature with similar themes, expand their vocabulary, demonstrate written proficiency in literary analysis, and enhance their informative and persuasive writing skills. Additionally, the course includes an examination of mass media techniques and the application of grammar, usage, and mechanics rules, ensuring students are well-prepared for advanced studies in language arts.

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High School English 9 Course Syllabus

English 9 is a comprehensive introductory language arts course designed to create effective readers and writers while guiding students with practical skills and wisdom they can use in their Christian lives. Students are presented with a wide variety of literary forms including passages from the Bible, short stories, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and novel excerpts. Through the implementation of basic literary analysis skills, students understand and apply strategies to maximize reading comprehension and develop analytical skills. Analytical techniques include making inferences, applying visualization, predicting, and developing an awareness of organizational patterns. Each module includes lessons about vocabulary skills; writing techniques and styles, including the Writing Process; and grammar, usage, and mechanics. Written literary analysis practice promotes student growth of previously learned writing skills.

Textbook: English 9 © Excel Education Systems, Inc. 2022

Course Objectives:

Throughout the course, you will meet the following goals:

  • Read, examine and analyze a variety of literary genres
  • Identify literary characteristics of specific genres
  • Analyze and identify plot structure, character development, and author’s purpose
  • Apply literary analysis skills to increase comprehension of a variety of genres
  • Compare and contrast works of literature with similar themes
  • Acquire new vocabulary identified in reading selections
  • Demonstrate written proficiency in literary analysis
  • Enhance informative and persuasive writing skills
  • Recognize and analyze mass media techniques
  • Acquire and apply the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics
Semester A
Module 1: The Elements of Literature
Module 2: The Language of Literature
Module 3: The Message of Literature
Semester B
Module 4: Informational & Persuasive Style
Module 5: Elements of Mass Media
Module 6: Elements of Drama

Grading Scale

A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = under 59%

Grade Weighting

Unit Quizzes…………………….40%
Written Assignments………..30%
Mid-Term/Final Exams……..30%
Total……………………………….100%

Affordable Monthly Payments

Standard high school courses are priced at an affordable $225 each. This cost-effective rate makes quality accredited education available for everyone.

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Step 1: Begin The Enrollment Process

Interested students 14 years or older can enroll online and start immediately.

Click the enroll now button below or in the top right corner of our website to head to our Student Information System, called Learn Stage. 

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Step 3: Submit Payment

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English 9 Course

Take an accredited high school English 9 course entirely online. Get started today for only $225!