English 9

Full Year




Prerequisites Needed: None

English 9 is a full year course. The first semester focuses on learning the various purposes of writing, with an emphasis on written communication skills and learning how to analyze a piece of fiction.

During the first semester, students are introduced to the study of short fiction and the novel. All literature read is in an online textbook – however, students may choose to acquire their own copy of George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” (also available online).

During the second semester, students are introduced to three more genres: the nonfiction essay, drama, and poetry. Students will read Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. The second semester provides students numerous opportunities to further hone their research and analytical skills.

Learning Targets

  1. T1 = Communication Target: Students can effectively communicate for a variety of purposes to a variety of audiences. (writing, speaking, digital media)
  2. T2 = Reading Target: Students can comprehend and evaluate both fiction and nonfiction texts.
  3. T3 = Language Target: Students can use a wide variety of words effectively, including general vocabulary and specific literary terms, and adhere to the standard rules of English grammar when communicating.
  4. T4 = Research & Inquiry Target: Students can conduct research for a variety of purposes (evaluating sources for validity and appropriateness), and provide accurate citations.

This is an NCAA-Certified Class

eAchieve Academy is an official NCAA-approved online instruction provider and this online English 9 class meets the NCAA core course requirements. To see the full list of NCAA-approved online high school courses offered by eAchieve Academy, visit the NCAA Eligibility Center (use school code #502388).