Grade 9 - English / Language Arts

English I (Credit: 1.00)

Traditionally taught in 9th grade, this comprehensive online course emphasizes the importance of word usage, sentence construction, and paragraph structure to communicate effectively. Students enrolled in this course will investigate a number of literary genres including poetry, short stories, and the novel, and will practice their own skills through writing for a variety of purposes and through the study of oral reading and speech. As a part of a complete learning management system, Ignitia English I is a self-directed course infused with technology-based lessons, tools, and exercises to enrich learning for students and streamline instruction and administrative tasks for teachers. Like all Ignitia courses, Bible verses (KJV) and biblical references support the development of a Christian worldview and encourage practical Christian living.

Students enrolled in this course will take a self-directed course that supports powerful written and oral communication skills as well as reading comprehension. With lessons devoted to proper usage of the parts of speech, the fundamentals of writing, and effective communication in a variety of forms, the course helps students to build their skills for higher level communication. Students will also investigate library resources and visual aids. Required reading for this course includes The Miracle Worker and Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea. The course units include text-based lessons, on and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. Ignitia English I enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Throughout the course, students will explore the following topics:
  • The Structure of Language
  • The Nature of Language
  • Words and Writing
  • Language in Literature
  • Short Stories
  • Reading with Skill
  • Effective Communication
  • Drama
  • The Novel