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9th Grade Introduction

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Introduction to 9th Grade


In grade 9, students delve deeply into substantive, complex expository works of nonfiction and literary text. Instruction will focus on helping students become increasingly aware of the choices authors make and how writers emphasize particular examples or details to create tone and theme, for example. Students support their analysis with both inferences drawn from the text and citations extracted directly from what they have read. Students constructively join in conversations and participate in groups to share their insights and ideas both orally and in writing.

Students employ multiple writing formats, from investigative reports and literary analyses to summations and research papers using narrative, informative, and argumentative modes. With regard to research, students develop research questions and pursue topics using more complex materials and specialized sources than they did in elementary and middle school. Through writing and conversation, students internalize the expectations of academic written and spoken English. 



Objective Analysis
The 8 overarching standards are broken down into specific objectives. Each objective is analyzed with student actions, teacher actions, supporting resource(s), and teacher insights. Visit the Overview of Objective Analysis to learn about the purpose, layout, and design.

Student Proficiency Levels + Instructional Guidance

These proficiency levels describe student skill levels for each objective to help classroom teachers identify levels of student understanding. Beneath the proficiency levels, instructional guidance can be found for the developing, approaching, understanding, and deeper acquisition levels.

Literacy Progressions

See how 25 major literacy skills develop throughout the course of a student's academic career, PK-12.

Engagement Strategies
Teachers can engage their students in literacy activities with these 26 strategies.

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