This resource was developed prior to the curriculum redesign in 2015. While it does not align with current learning standards, it may have value as a content source. Teachers may need to make adjustments to ensure accurate alignment with current curriculum:

English 09, version 05 (Print)

This course consists of six modules, but students need to complete only four modules. All students needs to take Module 1 and Module 6. Students can choose 2 of: Module 2, Module 3, Module 4, Module 5.

Each module has five sections and activities to be completed. The modules are thematic and focus on elements of literature including a novel, and a combination of short stories, folk tales, poetry or a play. The questions found in the Self-Marking Activities and the Send-In Activities emphasize thinking skills as well as content recall.

PLEASE NOTE: The following resources are referred to in this course. Stock may be low or depleted already. Students need to rent or purchase their own from local libraries, publishers, or online:

The Hobbit (for Module 2), ISBN-10: 0-261-10221-4 or ISBN-13: 978-0-261-10221-7
The Third Magic (for Module 3), ISBN-10: 0-88899-068-5 or ISBN-13: 978-: 0-88899-068-6
Best Loved Folktales of the World (for Module 3), ISBN-10: 0-385-18949-4 or ISBN-13: 978-0-385-18949-1
The War Between the Classes (for Module 5), ISBN-10: 0-440-99406-3 or ISBN-13: 978-0-440-99406-0
A Midsummer Night's Dream (for Module 4), ISBN-10: 0-7747-1474-3 or ISBN-13: 978-0-7747-1474-7
A Midsummer Night's Dream DVD, BBC production
In Context 3 (Anthology) (for Modules 1, 2, 3, 5, 6), ISBN-10: 0-17-603060-3 or ISBN-13: 978-0-17-603060-5
Inside Stories 1 (for Modules 1, 2, 5, 6), ISBN-10: 0-7747-0581-7 or ISBN-13: 978-0-7747-0581-3
Stoney Creek Woman (for Module 6), ISBN-10: 0-88978-197-4 or ISBN-13: 978-0-88978-197-9
A Day No Pigs Would Die (for Module 1), ISBN-10: 0-679-85306-5 or ISBN-13: 978-: 0-679-85306-0
Cue for Treason (for Module 4), ISBN-10: 0-7730-3014-X or ISBN-13: 978-0-7730-3014-5

Please note that student term tests and instructional guide (answer keys for section assignments and term tests) are available for this course. These items can be ordered by Account Customers through this website by using your Customer Number. If you are not aware of your Customer Number, please call Customer Service at 1.888.883.4766.

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Product Code Quantity Price
Module 1, English 9, version 05 (JEN9A5) ** 7540002106 $23.44EA
Section 1:Short stories: "Penny in the Dust" and "The Father"; Characteristics and structure of the short story; Elements of the short story-focus on symbols, irony, and conflict; Comparing short stories-value of a story
Section 2:Poetry: patterns of organization-focus on free and traditional verse; Descriptive language-focus on word pictures; Understanding poetry-focus on Tone; Function of poetry-focus on Personification
Section 3:Novel: "A Day No Pigs Would Die"-focus on background information, dialect, point of view, introduction, characterization, humour, and theme
Section 4:Novel: "A Day No Pigs Would Die" (cont'd)-focus on foreshadowing, contrast, characterization, theme, and conflict
Section 5:Novel: "A Day No Pigs Would Die" (cont'd)-focus on the purpose, climax, and the conclusion
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Module 2, English 9, version 05 (JEN9B5) ** 7540002113 $23.44EA
Section 1:Short stories: Part 1 "Barney": story structure-focus on climax and anti-climax; Literary devices-focus on irony; Literary form-focus on journal writing; Short stories-Part II "The Wish": figurative language-focus on imagery and mood; Story structure-focus on point of view
Section 2:A play: "The Book That Saved the Earth";-Introduction; Play structure-focus on the elements of a play, dialogue, and humour
Section 3:A play: "Alligator on the Escalator"-nature of poetry: characteristics of a poem; "Ride a Wild Horse"-poetic devices: focus on the symbol; "The Witch of Coos"-meaning of poetry: focus on understanding; Poetic language: focus on similes and metaphors; Poetic fantasy: focus on the ghost story
Section 4:Novel: "The Hobbit"-elements of the novel-focus on plot and conflict; Understanding the novel-focus on the use of descriptive language and foreshadowing
Section 5:"The Hobbit" (cont'd)-understanding the novel; Elements of the novel-focus on conflict, resolution, character, and theme
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Module 3, English 9, version 05 (JEN9C5) ** 7540003505 $23.44EA
Section 1:"Best Loved Folk Tales of the World" and "The Nature of Myths"-focus on the characteristics of folk literature-focus on listening skills; "Ice and Flame"-focus on Descriptive Language I: simile, metaphor, personification-focus on descriptive Language II: assonance, alliteration, consonance, onomatopoeia; "Prometheus theFire-Thief"-focus on Descriptive Language III: contrast, extended metaphor
Section 2:Legends: heroes and villains-"The Old Man and the Magic Bowl"-focus on Story Structure I: setting, character, mood, theme-focus on Story Structure II: conflict, plot, climax, denouement
Section 3:Novel: "The Third Magic" Part I, Chapters 1 through 7-focus on symbolism: line versus circle
Section 4:Novel: "The Third Magic" Part II, Chapters 8 through 14-focus on symbolism of names and the number three; Focus on the symbolism of "The Egg"
Section 5:Novel: "The Third Magic" Part III, Chapters 15 through 21 and Epilogue-focus on suspense, climax, and irony
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Module 4, English 9, version 05 (JEN9D5) ** 7540003506 $23.44EA
Section 1:The life of William Shakespeare; Elizabethan England; Shakespearean theatre; Sonnets
Section 2:Novel: "Cue for Treason" (Chapters 1 through 25)-reading and understanding
Section 3:Novel: "Cue for Treason" (cont'd)-introduction; Plot; Character; Conflict and character motivation; Setting and mood; Theme and final review
Section 4:Play: "A Midsummer Night's Dream"-introduction; All You Need to Know about Shakespearean Drama; Understanding Acts I, II, and III
Section 5:Play: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (cont'd)-Understanding Acts IV and V; Romance; Comedy and conclusion
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Module 5, English 9, version 05 (JEN9E5) ** 7540002132 $23.44EA
Section 1:Short stories: "We All Don't Have to Talk Alike"-focus on character development; "The Friday Everything Changed"-focus on plot and setting; "The All-American Slurp"-focus on theme
Section 2:Nonfiction stories: "The Rosa Parks Story" and "Perez: Escaped to Canada"-focus on denotation and connotation; Poetry: "Jamie" and "Quinnapoxed"-focus on compactness and imagery; "Warning" and "Old Woman Seated"- focus on tone
Section 3:Poetry: "Hunger", "A Helping Hand", "Summer Camp"-focus on figurative language, personification, simile and metaphor; Novel: "The War Between the Classes"-focus on Chapters 6 to 14
Section 4:Novel: "The War Between the Classes" (cont'd)-focus on characterization and point of view; Focus on plot: types of conflict and form
** This is a Print-on-Demand product; it is non-returnable.

Module 6, English 9, version 05 (JEN9F5) ** 7540002138 $23.44EA
Section 1:Short stories: "A Way Out of the Forests"-focus on story elements; "Operation Survival"-focus on plot and mood; "The Sea Devil"-focus on characterization and foreshadowing; focus on theme
Section 2:The play: "Accomplices"-focus on the play; Focus on the legend: "The Boy Who Fed Eagles"; Focus on poetry, Part I: "There Are Some Things" and "The Nurselog"; Focus on poetry Part II: "It Rained" and "Sometimes When It Rains"
Section 3:Nonfiction biography: "Stoney Creek Woman"
Section 4:Nonfiction biography: "Stoney Creek Woman" (cont'd)
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Novel: Stoney Creek Woman (EN0919J) 7540001394 $24.95EA
This book is required in Module 6. Please note stock is very low. Once stock is depleted, it will no longer be ordered and students will have to obtain their own. See note in the course description to do this.
Handbook for English, English 9, version 05 (JEN9HB5) ** 7540002144 $46.95EA
This handbook is a Supplemental Language Activity Booklet sent out to students who require additional language assistance. **This is a Print-on-Demand product; it is non-returnable.
Poetry and Language: Reading Selections for English 9, version 05 ** 7540005333 $9.31EA
This book is required in Modules 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6. The original textbook is out of print at the publishers, however, OSBC received permission to duplicate the readings needed for the course into this booklet. **This is a Print-on-Demand product, it is non-returnable.
Illustrated English: Graphic Narrative Activities and Templates, English 8-12 (version 01) ** 7540005615 $15.55EA
Please note this is a supplementary resource.

Illustrated English is a series of blackline masters where poems, stories, and other narratives are created in a graphic novel format. For example, a poem is created in a graphic format. The focus is on visual story telling. There are suggestions within the product on how these graphic narratives can be used. This resource offers teachers a collection of graphic images to photocopy and distribute to students to help them meet IRP outcomes dealing with visual devices.

** This is a Print-on-Demand product; it is non-returnable.

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