Grade 9

“Grade 9 comes with a huge jump at school, where students have the ability to choose their own elective courses. Academically, students will see a large increase in self-regulated learning and note-taking, as teachers will start to provide a more hands-off teaching approach.”

Goals for a Grade 9 Student

English Curriculum

Expectations of a Grade 9 in English:

✓ Use reading strategies to determine theme, main idea, and supporting details

✓ Analyze the effectiveness of an author’s use of persuasive devices

✓ Determine recurring themes in literature

✓ Evaluate and analyze texts and present ideas with peers

✓ Analyze and evaluate text for validity and accuracy

How Your English Tutor Will Help:

✓ Share strategies to write with an emphasis on voice, word choice, and organization

✓ Introduce writing techniques for expressive and creative texts

✓ Introduce keyword search strategies and locate appropriate and varied information sources

✓ Recognize relevant facts and ideas to evaluate biases of sources and authors

✓ Practice formulating questions about an issue from multiple perspectives

Mathematics Curriculum

Expectations of a Grade 9 in Math:

✓ Use operations with rational numbers

✓ Answer questions with exponents and exponent laws

✓ Understand how to use operations with polynomials

✓ Properly use linear relations using graphing, interpolation, and extrapolation

✓ Understand financial literacy using simple budgets and transactions

How Your Math Tutor Will Help:

✓ Increase knowledge on abstract concepts such as rational numbers, exponents, polynomials

✓ Challenge students to justify mathematical ideas and decisions

✓ Increase financial literacy for understanding of real life problems by introducing budgets and transaction analyses

✓ Introduce statistics and its usage in real life problems

✓ Promote analytical and problem solving skills needed in senior high school math