Ms. Mary Hamm

Grade 9: Language Arts / Social Studies

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Language Arts

The focus in grade 9 Language Arts is to extend writing, reading, and critical thinking. For written assignments, students in grade 9 should be delving deeply into the given topic through making connections, incorporating knowledge from other classes, along with full explanation and description.  Reading is fundamental to all learning and is essential in developing writing.  From reading come ideas, vocabulary, historical learning, philosophical teachings, and an understanding of the human condition.  

Assessment is based on the following stems:

Stem 1 ~ Reads to explore, construct and extend understanding

Stem 2 ~ Writes to develop, organize and express information and ideas

Stem 3 ~ Manages and evaluates information and ideas

Stem 4 ~ Constructs meaning and makes connections through speaking

Stem 5 ~ Constructs meaning and makes connections through listening

Stem 6 ~ Represents ideas and creates understanding through a variety of media

Social Studies

Grade 9 Social Studies is centered around two key outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of how Canada's political processes impact citizenship and  identity in an attempt to meet the needs of all Canadians
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of how economic decision making in Canada and the United States impacts quality of life, citizenship and identity

 Assessment is based on the following stems:

Stem 1 ~ Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of citizenship and identity

Stem 2 ~ Explores events and issues from different points of view

Stem 3 ~ Demonstrates skills and processes for inquiry and research

Stem 4 ~ Communicates ideas in an informed and persuasive manner

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