English I: Language Skills (Grade 9)
English I: Language Skills is designed to prepare ninth grade students/high school freshmen for post-high school studies and careers which require strong communication skills.
- Builds on skills learned in English Grammar Skills by reviewing the eight parts of speech and their application (including diagramming).
- Requires students to read and evaluate carefully selected literature. Students learn to address literary concepts such as cause and effect, logic, premises, comparison, and contrasts.
- Equips students to craft strong sentences and paragraphs, while becoming effective wordsmiths. Students gain experience writing pieces that inform, entertain, persuade, and challenge.
- Exposes students to noble ideals and writing techniques expressing high ideals and beliefs through poems, letters, essays, narratives, editorials, articles, speeches, allegories, and research papers.
The Full Course Kit includes a printed Teacher Resource Kit (plus digital download) in addition to the five Chapter Texts and five Activity Books. The Chapter Text Books, the Chapter Activity Books, and the Teacher Resource Kit are all available for individual purchase.
Paradigm high school English is available in a seamless program that begins with English I and continues through English IV each earning one high school credit. Every grade level (I through IV) focuses on interpretation and development of writing styles, character, and wisdom.
A major feature of all Paradigm English courses is the vignette approach, carefully designed to engage students to aspire towards noble character and positive life purpose. During the learning process, students enhance vocabulary, build moral character, and gain insight on how to make and communicate wise life choices.