It is recommended that students complete English 8.
English 9 Online is designed to meet the new BC English 9 Curriculum (2016) https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/english-language-arts/9
It is an online course with interactive lessons, a variety of guided activities and assignments, and rubric-based assessment. Assignments foster critical and creative thinking, literacy skills, and the continued development of writing and reading skills.
There are four units in this course:
Unit One: Spectators/Players (paragraph writing/short story basics)
Unit Two: Descriptive Writing (Prose)/Descriptive Writing (Poetry)
Unit Three: Myths and Legends/Creative Writing
Unit Four: Novel Study
There is a course midterm after Unit 2, which tests material in Units 1 and 2. There is a course final tests material covered in Units 3 and 4 of the course.
Student-paced - English 9 is a self-paced course and students can begin throughout the year. Students work through the course at their own pace, but they must complete the course within one year.
Students will complete a variety of assignments to demonstrate skill building and knowledge of concepts. These include online quizzes, charts, discussion postings, and a wide variety of writing assignments. Assignments are submitted electronically through the course dropbox to ensure prompt feedback. Most assessments are rubric-based.
There will be a supervised midterm and final exam.
Most resources are built into the online course and can be accessed digitally. Students will choose a novel from a selection in the course for Unit 4
- Basic technical skills
- Reliable high-speed Internet
- Up-to-date computer and software
- Students must have their own email address.