#### Grade 9 English

Teacher Karen Suksabai

**Reading Comprehension**

There will be an excerpt from our readings in the class textbook, followed by questions that focus on students’ abilities in comprehension and critical thinking.

**Vocabulary**

Students will demonstrate understanding of vocabulary words by matching the words with definitions and using them in sentences. These are vocabulary words from our weekly

vocab quizzes.

**Grammar**

Students will be asked to show ability to correctly use the following –

• Adverb clauses with who & which

• Homophones

• Adverbs and adjectives

• Subject-verb agreement

• Capitalisation

**Literary Skills**

Students should be able to

• Identify the speaker in specific pieces of writing.

• Identify author’s purpose in various scenarios

• Distinguish between fact and opinion

• Understand and identify basic symbolism

**Writing Skills**

Students will be asked to write a paragraph expressing personal opinion on a general topic.

#### Grade 9 Science

Teacher Ian Innocenti

• Introduction to matter

• Properties of matter

• Physical and chemical changes

• Energy loss in the form of heat

• Pure substances and mixtures

• States of matter

• Changes of state

#### Grade 9 Geometry

Teacher Robert Dumas

**1. Pythagorean Theorem:**

• Understand and use the Pythagorean Theorem

• Use the properties of right triangles to solve missing angles and sides

• Define the converse of the Pythagorean Theorem

• Understand and use the Triangle Inequality Theorems

• Identify classic right triangles or Pythagorean triples

**2. Trigonometry:**

• Determine the trigonometric ratios of right triangles

• Use a calculator to determine the decimal equivalent of a trigonometric ratio

• Define and use the inverse trigonometric ratios to determine the measure of an angle

• Use the Law of Sines and Law of Cosines to solve obtuse angles

• Understand when to use the Law of Sines vs. the Law of Cosines based upon the

information provided

**3. Vectors:**

• Perform vector addition/subtraction operations

• Find the magnitude and direction of a vector

• Determine the component form of a vector

**4. Circles and Arcs:**

• Identify and use parts of a circle: radius, diameter, circumference

• Calculate arc length of a circle or circle graph

• Use the equation of a circle to solve problems

• Define the standard form of the equation for a circle as a translated version of the parent

function located at the origin