English Classes For Ninth Grade

We need inspiration at every step of our educational journey. As students enter into high school in ninth grade, it’s time to discover what inspires them, and how they can inspire each other and the world. In addition to inspired reading, students will delve deeply into the standards and word choices they need to inspire the world with their own written endeavors.

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Young Writers Inspire

Young Writers Inspire: A Study of Young Writers, Speakers, and Creatives and Their Impact on the World. We’ll read young authors: Nancy Yi Fan, Anne Frank, Christopher Paolini, S.E. Hinton and more. We’ll write essays, short stories, poetry, and speeches.

Cost of this class: $600 for 31 teaching sessions, 30 discussion sessions, and and 180 lessons for the 2020-2021 school year.

Book List (Purchased separately by each student for personal use): Swordbird by Nancy Yi Fan, The Diary of Anne Frank, Outsiders by SE Hinton, and Eragon by Christopher Paolini.

Class Time: 8 am Pacific Time (11 EST) on MW

Class enrollment minimum-maximum: 4-8

Class Start Date: September 14th.

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The Power of Language and Storytelling

The Power of Language and Storytelling: A Study of Narratives for Christian Fantasy Readers. In this faith-based class, we’ll read the Bible, plus Christian authors and storytellers like Hans Christian Anderson, Melanie Cellier, Lindsay A. Franklin, Charles Perrault, Eugene Peterson, and Anne Elisabeth Stengl. We’ll also read some folk tales from around the world. Our focus will be on narrative, fantastical stories with faith at their core. We’ll write essays, stories, and a dramatic script.

Cost of this class: $600 for 31 teaching sessions, 30 discussion sessions, and 180 lessons for the 2020-2021 school year.

Books for the class must be purchased separately by each student. Book List: The Bible (sections of), The Annotated Hans Christian Anderson by Hans Christian Anderson and Maria Tartar*, Voice of Power by Melanie Cellier, The Story Peddler by Lindsay A. Franklin, Leap Over a Wall: Earthy Spirituality for Everyday Christians by Eugene H. Peterson, and Heartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl.

Class Time: 8 am Pacific Time (11 EST) on T/Th

Class enrollment minimum-maximum: 4-8

Class Start Date: September 15th.

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Focus Class: Journal

In these single-session classes, students will be given journal writing tips and prompts to help them dive into their writing and strengthen their ability to create content without fear of grammar or spelling issues. The focus of each of these classes is to understand how to answer specific writing prompts, and how to create rough drafts quickly. We will not be editing in these classes or working on revision.

This is once a month class offered on the second Friday of every month at 8 am Pacific Time (11 EST). Each of these sessions is a stand-alone class.

Cost: $20 per session


Let’s get inspired.


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