English - Class IX Resources

The following list of online resources are provided as a sample of curated resources. New resources shall be added as we come across interesting and relevant online materials.

1. Listening and Speaking, Teacher Resource Book

Description: The book provides rich information on teaching strategies, activities and assessment for listening and speaking skills.

Core Concepts: Develop listening and speaking skills.

Link: PDF of Language Aloud Allowed by Gwen Mowbray

2. The Recipe for Great Communication

Description: The video teaches communication tips one should follow for effective communication.

Core Concepts: Clarity, Brevity, Context, Impact, Value in communication.

Link: Video on the recipe for great communication

3. Persuasive Language

Description: In Part 1 of this series, four common persuasive language devices are explained: emotive language, modal verbs, involving the reader and asking rhetorical questions.

Core Concepts: Use persuasive language to state and explain one's point of view and speak effectively by adopting different strategies depending on purpose, topic, and audience.

Link: Video on persuasive language, part 1

Description: In Part 2 of this series, four more common persuasive language devices are explained: using evidence, repetition, adjectives & adverbs and alliteration.

Core Concepts: Use persuasive language to state and explain one's point of view and speak effectively by adopting different strategies depending on purpose, topic, and audience.

Link: Video on persuasive language, part 2

4. Debate Lesson: Refutation and Rebuttal

Description: Video contains tips on how to use refutation and rebuttal in a debate.

Core Concepts: Use appropriate speaking strategies while debating, and participate actively by following the established norms.

Link: Video on debate lesson refutation and rebuttal

5. TED Talks Suggested Videos

Description: Videos contain inspirational talks made by motivational speakers and personalities on various topics.

Core Concepts: Use a variety of platforms to understand views and express them appropriately
Comprehend the crux of the discussion. Listen and respond constructively to others, taking different views into account and modifying their own views in the light of what others say.

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6. I have a Dream Speech by Martin Luther King .Jr

Description: Contains video clip of the historic speech made by Martin Luther King Jr.(with subtitles,6:46 mins)
“I Have a Dream” is a public speech that was delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, in which he called for civil and economic rights and an end to racism in the United States.

Core Concepts: Use appropriate speaking skills.

Link: Video on I have a dream speech by Martin Luther King .Jr

7. What Is a Book Talk? Your Guide to Making them Work in the Classroom

Description: Contains reading materials on how to do book talk. It provides a definition of book talk and a standard guideline for learners to follow while delivering a book talk.

Core Concepts: Use major literary works to speak about them.

Link: Webpage on what is a book talk

8. How to do Book Talk

Description: Contains video tutorial of how to create your own book-talk, with an example (The Giver). It provides helpful tips that learners can use.

Core Concepts: Use major literary works to speak about them.

Link: Video on how to do a book talk

9. Active Listening: How to Listen Effectively

Description: Contains video lessons on active listening. It provides helpful tips, with examples, on how to listen effectively. It uses simple cartoon illustrations with clearly written instructions.

Core Concepts:  Listening effectively.

Link: Video on how to listen effectively

10. 20-Minute Peer Feedback System

Description: Contains video tutorials on how to provide feedback. It explains different phases of 20 minute Peer Feedback System- a strategy that can be used by learners in the classroom to provide structured feedback.

Core Concepts: Listen and respond critically , provide constructive feedback to peers.

Link: Video on 20-minute peer feedback system

11. Poetry Out Loud - 2015 State Finals

Description: Contains 58 minutes video demonstrating model poetry recitations, Poetry Out Loud- made by ten finalists (grade 9-12) from Vermont high schools. Also includes Maya Angelo’s ‘The Caged Bird’ (5:50 mins.)

Core Concepts: 
Use major literary works to speak about them, Use appropriate speaking skills: pronunciation, intonation and modulation.

Link: Video on 20-minute peer feedback system

12. Highwayman - Lreena Mckennit

Description: Contains Karaoke version of the iconic ballad, The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes.

Core Concepts: Listen attentively and use major literary works to speak about them.

Link: Video on highwayman

13. The City of Amber

Description: Movie (1:27:15) based on the book, The City of Amber’ written by Jeanne DuPrau. It has a similar setting as in ‘The Giver’.

Core Concepts: Make intertextual connection.

Link: Movie on the city of Amber

14. Train To Pakistan (1998)

Description: A Bollywood movie in Hindi based on Khushwant Sighs’ novel ‘Train to Pakistan’ with English subtitles. The movie portrays the conflict between Muslim and Hindus during the historic partition, set in 1940s.’

Core Concepts: Make intertextual connection.

Link: Movie on train to Pakistan

15. PEEL Paragraphs

Description: Contains Pawtoon video tutorial on how to write a paragraph using PEEL format. 

Core Concepts: Writing effective paragraphs.

Link: Video on PEEL paragraphs

16. Glossary of Literary Terms

Description: List of literary terms with definition and examples.

Core Concepts: Appropriate use of figurative language and literary devices.

Link: Website on literary terms

17. Suggested Allegorical Stories

Description: Provides links to read and download a collection of allegorical stories.

Core Concepts: Explore themes and underlying meaning from literary texts.

Link: Webpage on allegorical stories

18. Critical Reading and Reading Strategies

Description: Provides detailed guide on how to use CCR by focusing on the four focus question: 1. What the text say? 2. How does it say it? 3. Why the author says it? 4. What connections can be made.

Core Concepts: Use appropriate reading skills to respond to a text.

Link: Webpage on critical reading and reading strategies

19. Lyrical Poem

Description: Defines lyric poems and explains its features with suitable extracts.

Core Concepts: Use features of lyrical poems.

Link: Webpage on lyrical poem

20. Elements of Short Story

Description: Explains five elements of the short story: setting, character, plot, conflict and resolution.

Core Concepts: Use elements of a short story.

Link: Webpage on elements of short story

21. How to do Book Talk

Description: Contains video tutorial of how to create your own book-talk, with an example (The Giver). It provides helpful tips that learners can use.

Core Concepts: Use major literary works to speak about them.

Link: Video on book talk

22. Figures of Speech

Description: Defines figures of speech. Difference between figures of speech and figurative language. Types of figures of speech, with examples.

Core Concepts: Use figurative language and figures of speech while writing and expressing ideas/thoughts/ emotions.

Link: Webpage on figures of speech

23. Sound Devices

Description: Provides information different types of sound devices with definition and examples.

Core Concepts: Identify and sound devices appropriately in poetry.

Link: Webpage on sound devices

24. Figurative Language and Sound Devices

Description: Video lesson created using Pawton on different types of figurative language and sound devices, explained using suitable examples.

Core Concepts: Identify and sound devices and figurative language appropriately in poetry

Link: Video on figurative language and sound devices

25. E-Books

Description: Provides links to view and download more than 50000 books on different genres.

Core Concepts: Read various ranges of texts written by different writers.

Link: Webpage on e-books

26. 6 Traits of Writing (for Students)

Description: The videos talk about the 6 traits of writing that should be present.

Core Concepts: 6 traits if writing: Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency and Conventions.

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27. What are the Six Traits of Writing (for Teachers)

Description: The video explains how teachers can teach 6 traits of writing.

Core Concepts: 6 traits if writing.

Link: Video on 6 traits of writing

28. PEEL Paragraphs

Description: The video demonstrates how to write an effective paragraph following PEEL.

Core Concepts: Writing effective paragraph using PEEL (Point, Explain/Elaborate, Evidence/Example and Link.

Link: Video on peel paragraphs

29. Elements of a Story

Description: The videos revise the elements of a story using a story.

Core Concepts: Elements of a story: Exposition, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution.

Link: Video on elements of a story

30. The Writing Process

Description: Contains presentation slides of the writing process. It presents step by step procedures on various stages of writing.

Core Concepts: How to approach academic writing using the writing process.

Link: PPT on the writing process

31. Rhetorical Devices

Description: A glossary of literary terms covering definitions of various rhetorical devices, with examples.

Core Concepts: Use rhetorical devices and figurative language.

Link: Webpage on critical essays rhetorical devices

32. Writing Complex Sentences

Description: Explains how to use complex sentences with activities to support this strategy.

Core Concepts: Use increasingly complex grammatical structures in a sentence.
Sentence construction.

Link: Webpage on writing complex sentences

33. How to Improve your Vocabulary in Writing

Description: Contains easy tips for learners to improve word choice in writing and enrich vocabulary. This video also includes 3 examples of sentences demonstrating step by step to choose more appropriate vocabulary.

Core Concepts: Choose appropriate words and build vocabulary, sentence construction.

Link: Video on how to improve vocabulary in writing

34. Figures of Speech

Description: Defines figures of speech. Difference between figures of speech and figurative language. Types of figures of speech, with examples.

Core Concepts: Use figurative language and figures of speech while wring and expressing ideas/thoughts/ emotions.

Link: Webpage on figures of speech

35. Figurative Language

Description: Video lesson on use of figures of speech.

Core Concepts: Use non-literal language.

Link: Video on figurative language

36. How to Write a Memoir

Description: Provides 7 powerful tips to tell a powerful story.

Core Concepts: Memoir writing, use different forms of writing style.

Link: Webpage on how to write a memoir

37. Report Writing/ Skills you Need

Description:  Guide to write a report. Contains: steps, style and format

Core Concepts: Report writing, use different forms of writing style and format.

Link: Webpage on report writing

38. High School Resume: How to Write your First Resume (Plus Template)

Description:  Contains video of a beginners guide (step by step) on how to write a resume. Also recommends what format to use.

Core Concepts: Resume writing, use a different format to practice information- transfer.

Link: Video on how to write resume

39. Features of Descriptive Essay

Description:  Provides characteristics of descriptive essays. Also contains links to ‘Five Senses Graphic organizer’ and ‘Writer’s Workshop’.

Core Concepts: Use techniques of descriptive essays.

Link: Webpage on descriptive essay

40. Indefinite Pronouns

Description:  The videos explain how singular, plural and both singular and plural indefinite pronouns are used in sentences.

Core Concepts: Singular: everybody, everyone, everything, somebody, someone, anybody, each Plural: both, several, more, few, others, Singular & Plural: Most, all, none, any, some.

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41. Modal Verbs

Description:  The video teaches modal verbs and their uses. It also has an activity at the end.

Core Concepts: Use of modal verbs may, might, must, can, could, shall, should, will, would in listening and speaking.

Link: Video on modal verbs

42. Phrases and Clauses

Description: The first video differentiates phrases and clauses. It also provides examples for noun phrases, adjective phrases and adverbial phrases.

Core Concepts: Use noun phrases, adjective phrases, adverbial phrases and prepositional phrases in writing.

Link: Video on phrases and clauses

Description: The second video has a lesson on prepositional phrases.

Link: Video on phrases and clauses

43. Perfect Aspect

Description: The tutor takes learners through present perfect, past perfect and future perfect tenses in this video.

Core Concepts: Use of perfect tenses in listening & speaking and writing.

Link: Video on perfect aspect

44. Conditional Sentences

Description: The lesson begins with basis structure and the types of all conditional sentences. Anyone watching this video can pause after each conditional to practice.

Core Concepts: Use conditionals in speaking and writing.

Link: Video on conditional sentences

45. Parallel Structure/Syntax

Description: Tutors in this video talk about parallel structure as something to do with style. They also advise on things to look out for in sentences.

Core Concepts: Use parallel and inversion structure in writing.

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46. Identifying Common Discourse Markers

Description: The video exposes learners to different categories of discourse markers, and when and how to use them.

Core Concepts: Use “however”, “in so far as”, “therefore”, “henceforth” to link sentences and paragraphs.

Link: Video on identifying common discourse makers

47. Coordinating and Correlative Conjunctions

Description: The videos revises the use of for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so, either/or, neither/nor, both/and, not only/but also.

Core Concepts: Use for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so, either/or, both/and, not only/but also in listening and speaking, and writing.

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48. Types of Sentences

Description: The video takes learners through use of different sentence types in writing.

Core Concepts: Use simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex in writing.

Link: Video on types of sentence

49. Writing – Transitions

Description: This video lesson teaches how to use transitions in writing.

Core Concepts: Use transitions in writing: In addition to … Furthermore, … Moreover, … Another….

Link: Video on writing transitions

50. Phrasal Verbs

Description: This video explains 6 things learners need to know to help them use phrasal verbs correctly.

Core Concepts: Use phrasal verbs in speaking and writing.

Link: Video on learn and use phrasal verbs

51. Figurative Language

Description: These videos demonstrate the use of figurative language in writing.

Core Concepts: Use simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, alliteration, assonance and onomatopoeia in writing.

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52. Ellipsis

Description: This video has a lesson on using ellipsis in writing.

Core Concepts: Use so, not, one, do/ did in writing.

Link: Video on ellipsis

53. Run-on, Fragments and Misplaced Modifiers

Description: These videos show how to identify and fix run-on sentences, sentence fragments, and dangling/misplaced modifiers.

Core Concepts: Recognize and correct fragments, run-ons, misplaced and dangling modifiers in their writing.

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