Previous Weeks – Grade 9

Throughout the semester, we have been updating the website with week by week information on what the students have been learning. Please choose from the weeks below.

Grade 9 Archive 2015/2016

Grade 9 Archive 2016/2017

Grade 9 Archive 2017/2018


Week 14

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Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai

This week, we will start with a new topic – how are relationships with others important? We will explore the use of irony and foreshadowing, and the grammar lesson will focus on imperatives.

Vocabulary words

    • distributes, positive, rejected, residents

We will also continue our reading book – Coraline by Neil Gaiman – by continuing to discuss the themes contained within chapter 8.

Homework

    • Study for vocab test on Friday.
    • Complete chapter 8 questions for Coraline
    • Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 3, Reading 1.

 

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Grade 9 Science
Teacher Ian Innocenti

This week in science class we will be starting a new book “motion forces and energy”. We will be covering motion and speed. The students will learn how to describe location, how to define motion, speed, and how speeds are graphed and calculated. The student will also be learning the vocabulary words for the week.

Vocabulary words

    • Position
    • Reference point
    • Motion
    • Speed
    • Vector
    • velocity

 

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Grade 9 Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

    • Describe properties of rectangles
    • Determine whether parallelograms are rectangles
    • Define the properties of diagonals in rectangles
    • Recognize and apply the properties of rhombi and squares
    • Determine whether quadrilaterals are rectangles, rhombi, or squares
    • Provide summary of characteristics of parallelograms

 

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Week 13

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Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai

This week, we will finish the topic – facing challenges by participating in a speaking and listening workshop that will involve all students creating and delivering a personal narrative through the use of a PowerPoint or storyboard.

By the end of the workshop, students will be able to –

    • Describe challenges they have faced in the past
    • Gather and organise information
    • Reflect on the difficulties of facing challenges
    • Create a PowerPoint presentation or storyboard
    • Deliver a personal narrative

Homework

    • PowerPoint presentation

 

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Grade 9 Science
Teacher Ian Innocenti

This week in science class the student will be learning about the different behaviors of animals. We will be studying social behaviors of animal as well as behaviors that help animals survive seasonal change, the behaviors that help animals reproduce successfully, what behavior is, and basic behaviors that help animals survive. The students will also be expected to learn the vocabulary words for the week.

Vocabulary

    • Stimulus
    • Innate behavior
    • Learned behavior
    • Territory
    • Migration
    • Hibernation
    • Estivation
    • Social behavior

 

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Grade 9 Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

    • Describe Parallelograms using sides and angles
    • Review theorems of congruency regarding Parallelograms
    • Recognize and apply properties of the diagonals of parallelograms
    • Understand conditions for Parallelograms and testing by congruency methods
    • Use algebra to find missing side lengths of parallelograms

 

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Week 12

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Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai

This week, we will continue with the topic – facing challenges. Reading Comprehension is taken from a short excerpt from the novel ‘Hatchet’ by Gary Paulsen. The grammar lesson will focus on the use of closed compound nouns and simple & compound sentences

Literary words

    • author’s influences, external conflict

Academic words

    • available, injured, structure, survive

We will also continue our reading book – Coraline by Neil Gaiman – by discussing the themes contained within chapter 7, and examining the way the author uses the dialogue of the Other Children

Homework

    • Study for vocab test on Thursday.
    • Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 2, Reading 4.

 

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Grade 9 Science
Teacher Ian Innocenti

This week in science we will be learning introduction to animals. We will be learning some
characteristics that all animals share. We will also be learning about different types of vertebrates and
invertebrates and how they are classified. The students will also be required to learn and understand
the vocabulary for the week.

Vocabulary for week 12

    • Consumer
    • Invertebrate
    • Exoskeleton
    • Vertebrate
    • endoskeleton

 

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Grade 9 Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

    • Find and use the sum of the measures of the interior angles of a polygon
    • Find and use theorems of the measures of the exterior angles of a polygon
    • Recognize and apply properties of the sides and angles of parallelograms
    • Recognize and apply properties of the diagonals of parallelograms
    • Use coordinate geometry to solve parallelograms

 

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Review and Exam Week

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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 –
        • Nouns that modify nouns
        • Apostrophes
        • Comparative and superlative adjectives
        • Prefixes
        • Gerunds as subjects and objects
        • Active and passive tense

     
    Literary Skills

      – Students should be able to identify main characters; protagonist and antagonist.
      – Students will be given various scenarios and asked to identify types of literary conflict.

     
    Writing Skills

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

 

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Grade 9 Science
Teacher Ian Innocenti

    • Living things (introduction)
    • Theory of evolution by natural selection
    • Evidence of Evolution
    • The history of life on earth
    • Classification of living things
    • Native and non-native species
    • Archaea, bacteria, and Viruses
    • Protists and Fungi
    • Introduction to plants
    • Plant processes

 

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Grade 9 Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas

    1. Identify and model points, lines, and planes
    2. Solve problems involving the distance formula
    3. Find the midpoint of a line segment
    4. Evaluate and identify bisectors and congruent angles. Algebraically solve for bisector angles
    5. Identify perpendicular, parallel lines

    1. Identify relationships between two lines and/or planes and identify transversals
    2. Determine relationships between specific pairs of angles using Theorems
    3. Solve for angles algebraically understanding the concepts of complementary, supplementary, and vertical angles
    4. Write an equation from information extracted from a graph
    5. Prove whether two lines are parallel or perpendicular
    6. Derive an equation in the slope-intercept form
    7. Determine the distance between a point and a line. Find the distance between parallel lines

    1. Classify various triangles
    2. Calculate and solve for missing sides of a triangle
    3. Solve angles based upon the Angle-Sum Theorem
    4. Solve for congruent angles and congruent sides of angles
    5. Prove congruence via SSS, and SAS Postulates
    6. Prove angle congruence via ASA, AAS Postulates

 

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Week 9

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Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai

This week, we will continue with the topic – facing challenges. Students will learn how to recognise cause and effect. The grammar lesson will focus on irregular plurals and the passive voice.

Key words

    • disease, experiment, fever, hypothesis, mosquitoes, virus

Academic words

    • objective, theory, transmit, volunteers

We will also continue our reading book – Coraline by Neil Gaiman – by continuing to discuss the themes contained within chapter 6.

Homework

    • Study for vocab test on Friday.
    • Read chapter 6 of Coraline.
    • Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 2, Reading 3.

 

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Grade 9 Science
Teacher Ian Innocenti

This week in class we will be learning about several different plant processes. The students will learn the different process that plants use to get energy. The students will also learn about the reproduction processes of different kinds of plants and the plants life cycle. We will also be learning about different ways that plants respond to the environment around them and the students will be expected to learn the vocabulary for the week.

Vocabulary

    • Cellular respiration
    • Pollination
    • Stamen
    • Pistil
    • Stimulus
    • Transpiration
    • Tropism
    • Dormant

 

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Grade 9 Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

    • Identify and use perpendicular bisectors in triangles
    • Identify and use angle bisectors in triangles
    • Identify and use medians in triangles
    • Identify and use altitudes in triangles

 

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Week 8

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Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai

This week, we will we will continue with the topic – facing challenges. Students will learn how to identify problems and solutions. The grammar lesson will focus on gerunds as subject and object.

Literary words

    • characters, point of view

Academic words

    • approach, communicate, resources, response

We will also continue our reading book – Coraline by Neil Gaiman – by learning about literary point of view, and discussing the themes contained within chapter 5.

Homework

    • Study for vocab test on Friday.
    • Reread chapter 5 of Coraline and answer questions.
    • Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 2, Reading 2.

 

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Grade 9 Science
Teacher Ian Innocenti

This week we will be covering the introduction to plants. The students will be going over the characteristics of plants, the two main groups of plants, how vascular and nonvascular plants are classified, and how seed producing plants are classified. The students will also be expected to learn the vocabulary word for the week.

Vocabulary words for week 8

    • Producers
    • Photosynthesis
    • Chlorophyll
    • Vascular system
    • Seed
    • Pollen
    • Gymnosperm
    • angiosperm

 

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Grade 9 Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

    • Prove Congruency by using AAS (angle-angle-side) characteristics
    • Prove Congruency by using ASA (angle-side-angle) characteristics
    • Identify and use perpendicular bisectors in triangles
    • Identify and use medians and altitudes in triangles

 

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Week 7

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Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai

This week, we will enjoy lots of fun activities for English Week!

Students will learn how to create and illustrate a haiku poem. Within groups of 5 people, students will also produce and act out a 5-7 minute skit on a topic of their choice, including the creation of a script. On Friday, students will self-assess their journal entries using a grading rubric.
 

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Grade 9 Science
Teacher Ian Innocenti

This week we will finish going over archaea bacteria and fungi. The students will also be learning about protists and fungi. By the end of the week students will know about the reproduction cycle of protists and fungi. The students will also be familiar with different kind of protists and fungi and what makes them different. The students will also be expected to learn the vocabulary for the week.

Vocabulary for week 7

    • Protista
    • Gamete
    • Spore
    • Algae
    • Fungi
    • Hyphae
    • Mycorrhiza
    • lichen

 

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Grade 9 Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

    • Apply the Interior Angle-Sum Theorem
    • Apply the Exterior Angle-Sum Theorem
    • Prove Congruency by using SSS (side-side-side) characteristics
    • Prove Congruency by using SAS (side-angle-side) characteristics

 

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Week 6

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Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai

This week, we will start a new topic – facing challenges. The grammar lesson will focus on prepositions of place and the word skills will cover common prefixes.

Key vocabulary words

    • fugitive, heritage, network, runaway, shelter, Underground Railroad

Academic words

    • accompanied, aid, challenge, code

We will also continue our reading book – Coraline by Neil Gaiman – by discussing character development and the themes contained within chapter 4.

Homework

    • Study for vocab test on Friday.
    • Complete written exercise on character development of the black cat in chapter 4.
    • Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 2, Reading 1.

 

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Grade 9 Science
Teacher Ian Innocenti

In class this week we will be learning the differences between archaea, bacteria, and viruses. The students will learn the major differences between all of the life forms and what is different between their cell structure and methods of reproduction. The students will also be expected to become familiar with the vocabulary words for the week.

Week 6 vocabulary

    • Bacteria
    • Archaea
    • Binary fusion
    • Virus
    • host

 

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Grade 9 Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

    • Quiz on Chapter 1 and Chapter 3
    • Identify and classify triangles by angle measures
    • Identify and classify triangles by side measures
    • Apply the Interior Angle-Sum Theorem
    • Apply the Exterior Angle-Sum Theorem

 

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Week 5

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Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai

This week’s topic continues with the impact of change on people’s lives. Students will learn how to use apostrophes, and the grammar lesson will focus on comparative & superlative adjectives.

Literary words

    • imagery, setting

Academic words

    • goal, involved, located, reacted

We will also continue our reading book – Coraline by Neil Gaiman – by learning about literary conflict, and identifying different types of conflict contained within chapters 1-4.

Homework

    • Study for vocab test on Friday.
    • Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 1, Reading 4.

 

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Grade 9 Science
Teacher Ian Innocenti

In class this week we will be learning how living organisms are classified, and how to classify living organisms into their respective classes while learning how to use scientific names based on family, order, genus and species. The students will learn the major differences between the classification levels and be able to quickly identify different families. The students will also be expected to become familiar with the vocabulary words for the week.

Week 5 vocabulary

    • Species
    • Genus
    • Domain
    • Bacteria
    • Archaea
    • Eukarya
    • Protista
    • Fungi
    • Plantae
    • Animalia

 

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Grade 9 Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

    • Determine if lines are parallel or perpendicular based upon their slopes.
    • Use slopes to graph a line
    • Write equations of lines given information about the graph
    • Solve equations by writing equations
    • Recognize angle pairs that occur with parallel lines
    • Prove that two lines are parallel

 

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Week 4

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Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai

This week’s topic continues with the impact of change on people’s lives, and the reading topic will focus on how inventions have changed our lives. The word study will focus on nouns that modify nouns, and the grammar lesson on regular and irregular past simple verbs.

Key words

    • designer, device, elements, invention, patent, periodic table

Academic words

    • created, function, significant, important

We will also continue our reading book – Coraline by Neil Gaiman – by discussing the themes contained within chapter 3&4.

Homework

    • Study for vocab test on Friday.
    • Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 1, Reading 3.

 

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Grade 9 Science
Teacher Ian Innocenti

This week the 9th grade classes will be learning about the history of life on Earth. The students will be expected to show and understanding of the geologic time scale from the pre Cambrian era to the Cenozoic era. By the end of the week they should be familiar with life forms from all of these eras and how long ago each one of these eras was. They will also be expected to learn and understand the vocabulary words for the week

Vocabulary

    • Fossil
    • Fossil record
    • Extinction
    • Geologic time scale

 

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Grade 9 Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

    • Finish the introduction to 3-D Figures involving Surface Area and Volumes of Platonic Solids
    • Introduce the angle relationships involved with parallel lines and intersecting transversals
    • Define the special relationships and congruency as defined when parallel lines are intersected by transversals
    • Define the slope of a line, the slope formula and the importance of defining the slope as the rate of change in a system

 

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Week 3

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Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai

This week’s topic continues with the impact of change on people’s lives, and the reading topic will focus on historical fiction and the emancipation of women during the 1800s. The word study will tackle double consonants, and the grammar lesson will focus on sequence words such as first, next, then & finally.

Literary words

    • plot, conflict

Academic words

    • achieved, attitudes, discrimination, illegal.

We will also continue our reading book – Coraline by Neil Gaiman – by analysing themes in chapter 3.

Homework

    • Study for vocab test on Friday.
    • Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 1, Reading 2.

 

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Grade 9 Science
Teacher Ian Innocenti

This week we will cover different types of evidence for evolution. Fossil evidence, structural evidence, genetic evidence, and embryological evidence. The students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the different types of evidence and know and understand the vocabulary words.

Vocabulary words

    -Fossil
    -Fossil record

 

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Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

    • Investigate angle relationships when lines intersect
    • Define relationships between angles and give them specific names
    • Discuss perimeter, area, circumference of polygons and circles
    • Using the distance formula to determine perimeter and area on the coordinate plane

 

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Week 2

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Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai

This week we will start the topic ‘How can change improve people’s lives?’. The word study is on spelling the long a and e. The grammar lesson will focus on order of adjectives. We will continue with the reading book – Coraline –and read and analyse chapter 1 & 2 focussing on use of language to create spookiness.

Keywords – climate, customs, irrigate, natural resources, nomads, tribe

Academic words – affects, available, environment, region

Homework

    • Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 1, Reading 1
    • Write a spooky paragraph
    • Study for vocabulary test on Friday

 

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Grade 9 Science
Teacher Ian Innocenti

Students should become familiar with Darwin and his theory of evolution.
They should also understand inherited traits, natural and artificial selection
 

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Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

    • Review how to find distance between two points in the coordinate plane (Distance Formula)
    • Identify intersecting lines and planes
    • Review how to find the midpoint of a line segment on the coordinate plane (Midpoint Formula)
    • Classify and measure angles
    • Identify and use congruent angles and bisectors of angles

 

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Week 1

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Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai

This week will be an introductory week which will focus on introductions to the English course, classroom rules and expectations, and the reading book – Coraline. By the end of the week, students will be able to –

    • Create a personal profile
    • Understand the classroom rules and expectations
    • Understand how to use a grading rubric for journaling
    • Generate suitable questions as journal prompts
    • Interpret different book cover art to predict genre, storyline etc.
    • Make predictions about this semester’s novel study –Coraline

 

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Grade 9 Science
Teacher Ian Innocenti

 

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Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

    • Reviewed Algebraic Expressions, PEMDAS (Order of Operations)
    • Reviewed solving Linear Equations
    • Reviewed Ordered Pairs, Quadrants, and graphing points on the coordinate plane
    • Reviewed Square Roots and Simplifying Radicals using Product, Quotient Properties and Rationalizing the Denominator

 

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