Northwest Instructional ‘N Educational Enterprises, founded by Alice Nine in 1987, is dedicated to advancing English literacy skills by enabling teachers and parents through training and resources.

Since its founding, NINE Enterprises has served thousands of teachers and parents across the United States. Materials offered in our website store have been written by Alice Nine as resources for literacy educators.

Meet Alice Nine

Alice Nine, creator of Johnny Can Spell, Johnny Can Write, and Grammar Applications has a tenacious focus on literacy. Many of her practical, common sense strategies, founded on research-based procedures, are not new but revised from 19th century language textbooks.

In the 1980s, Alice Nine began searching for a more effective way to teach language skills. Her search led her back in history to teachers who more than 100 years ago did so much with so little. As a result, she increased her own personal knowledge of English, made dramatic changes in her method of teaching it, and secured success for her students. Read More

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Portland, Oregon 97215

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