English 9B

Course Description:

This is the second course in a two-course sequence. The two major themes for this semester are “Survival” and “Discovery.” As students progress through these themes, they will address several essential questions related to these themes while reading a variety of works. In addition to major works, students will read short stories and informational texts, engage in poetry analysis, view informational videos, and write for various purposes. Some of the larger writing assignments include a research project and a narrative essay. As a supplement to these writing assignments, students will partake in grammar challenges where they learn about grammar concepts and develop a mastery of their use. In addition to building their writing skills, students will learn several reading strategies such as how to use graphic organizers to extract important information and summarize to monitor comprehension. Furthermore, students will explore several rhetorical devices and strategies like characterization, allusion, word choice and diction, setting, and more.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): English 9B
Course Title (NCES SCED) : English/Language Arts I (9th grade)
Course Provider : Whitehall District Schools
Content Provided By : Michigan Virtual
Online Instructor Provided By : Whitehall District Schools
Standards Addressed : CCSS, NCAA
Ailgnment Document : https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y7WSRHQ-oyAQ6_F1IdSurgfDGPbXd9iYGAuvNLZkKD4/edit?usp=sharing
Academic Terms : Accelerated, Semester, Trimester
NCES SCED Code :
Subject Area : English Language and Literature
Course Identifier : English/Language Arts I (9th grade)
Course Level : (G) General or Regular
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 2 of 2

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesq-7lqJjVBrRuwflE8db22egnhPXuu9DZ_wNmhplsVoor5A/viewform
Email : [email protected]
Phone : (888) 889-2840

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Additional Course Information:

By the end of this course, students will be able to do each of the following:

  • discuss their ideas effectively with their peers through discussion boards
  • activate prior knowledge and build a personal connection with unfamiliar texts
  • use graphic organizers to write a variety of paragraphs
  • use quotations effectively in writing
  • understand, identify, and evaluate an author’s use of theme(s)
  • develop an effective research project
  • conduct research, identify credible sources, record notes, and develop, research questions, a research outline, and thesis statement • create a works cited page and parenthetical documentations using MLA format
  • use graphic organizers and summarizing to guide them through readings and help them to think critically about literary and informational texts
  • discuss their ideas effectively with their peers through discussion boards
  • understand, identify, and evaluate the effectiveness of several literary and rhetorical devices like setting, allusion, and imagery
  • evaluate how making historical connections to time periods referenced in literature builds meaning
  • understand and identify the elements of a narrative essay
  • construct an effective narrative essay

INACOL Online Course Quality Standards


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Review Conducted By : Michigan Virtual
Date of Review : 07/21/2014

Part One: Survival

  • Unit 1: How Can I Develop the Qualities Necessary for Survival?
  • Unit 2: How Can I Learn From Challenges and Hardships?
  • Unit 3: Research Project

Part Two: Discovery

  • Unit 4: How Do My Talents and Skills Define Me?
  • Unit 5: What People and Events Most Change Me?
  • Unit 6: What Can I Do To Realize my Dreams?
  • Unit 7: Narrative Essay
Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Semester 08/01/2020 10/15/2020 07/01/2020 08/31/2020 01/15/2021 35 $0.0000 0.0000
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Consult counselor Consult counselor Semester 08/01/2020 10/15/2020

Students can use chat, email or private message system within the course to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance.

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