Distance Learning Courses | Grades 9–12

English 9: Writing & Grammar 9 / Fundamentals of Literature

Course Description — Writing & Grammar 9 (first semseter)

This course emphasizes grammar skills, beginning with sentence patterns and going on to the eight parts of speech, phrases, and clauses. It reviews spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. Students practice these skills by completing several writing assignments, including definition, comparison and contrast, personal experience, research essay, poetry, personal response to literature, devotional, and letter writing.

Recommended Viewing Schedule

five 30-minute lessons per week for one semester; 79 lessons total


Course Description—Fundamentals of Literature (second semester)

Fundamentals of Literature (2nd edition) teaches the student literary analysis by discussing six literary elements: conflict, character, theme, point of view, structure, and tone.  The student analyzes and evaluates authors, works, and themes in light of Scripture.  The book includes an English translation of Rostand’s drama Cyrano de Bergerac.

Recommended Viewing Schedule

five 30-minute lessons per week for one semester; 92 lessons total

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Student Texts

cover image of Writing and Grammar Student text In Writing & Grammar 9 (3rd ed.) reviews the eight parts of speech, five basic sentence patterns, usage, and mechanics. Introduce relative pronouns, pronoun reference problems, indicative/imperative mood. Dictionary skills, library skills, study skills, and the writing process are part of the year's work. Literature selections provide students the opportunity to analyze real texts. Writing projects include paragraphs of comparison/contrast and personal experience, a research essay, poetry and devotional writing, a personal response to literature.
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cover image of Fundamentals of Literature Student text Fundamentals of Literature Student Text (2nd ed.) conveys the literature’s foundational elements of conflict, character, theme, point of view, structure and tone. Students are also introduced to literary criticism and are encouraged to read and analyze literature in light of a Christian worldview. The literature selections are delivered in an attractive new format accompanied by rich illustrations, author biographies, and application questions that promote critical thinking skills.
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Meet the Instructors

Mrs. Sherri Vick, BS

Mrs. Sherri Vick, a course instructor for BJU Press Distance LearningSherri Vick previously taught various elementary and junior high grades. "I like to look at the picture as a whole—to relate one subject to another so that the child can see how God’s plan fits together. I want the child to want to learn, so the lessons have to be fun. Hands-on is the best way, so I don’t want the student to just watch, but participate too! One of my goals is that, after watching the lessons, your child will continue in the things he has learned and develop lifelong learning skills that he can use both now and in the future."

 

Miss Rebekah Pringle, BA, MA

Miss Rebekah Pringle, a course instructor for BJU Press Distance LearningMiss Pringle's interest in literature began at an early age through her mother's almost daily reading aloud of good literature as a part of her family's school day. The past 10 years of focused study and teaching in the disciplines of Creative Writing and English have increased Miss Pringle's delight and enthusiasm in analyzing and evaluating all genres of literature. “Everyone loves a story. A well-crafted story, poem, essay, or drama delights me on several levels, but it's the benefit of gaining an increased understanding and appreciation of God's inspired literature, His Word, that motivates me to apply and grow in my own literary analysis skills and to do my best to instill in my students a similar desire for and delight in literature. It's my prayer that as we enjoy great literary works together we will be inspired to love and pursue God's truth presented in His greatest Book of literature.”

 

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