Grade 9

Course Focus

LA.9.1 Identify SDA Christian principles and values in correlation with language arts.
LA.9.1.1 Broaden intellectual abilities through the study of God’s Word.
LA.9.1.2 Discover personal meaning that leads to enjoyment in the study of God’s Word.
LA.9.1.3 Apply Biblical principles of Christian morality, integrity, and ethical behavior to all aspects of life.
LA.9.1.4 Value God’s inspired writings and created works as sources of His revelation.
LA.9.1.5 Make Biblically-based choices when encountering all forms of media communication.
LA.9.1.6 Employ Christian principles as a basis for appreciation and expression.

Course Abilities

LA.9.2 Develop abilities in language arts
LA.9.2.1 Develop higher thinking (analyze, evaluate, classify, predict, generalize, solve, decide, relate, interpret, simplify)
LA.9.2.2 Utilize appropriate communications (present, demonstrate, persuade, collaborate, explain, defend, recommend)
LA.9.2.3 3 Develop goal setting/attainment skills (brainstorm, envision, research, plan, organize, persist)
LA.9.2.4 Understand and utilize the writing process (plan, draft, analyze, and revise)
LA.9.2.5 Develop vocabulary (root, prefix, suffix, etymology, usage)
LA.9.2.6 Evaluate media (accuracy, validity, reliability, manipulation)
LA.9.3 3 Be able to read, write, speak, and listen for a variety of purposes
LA.9.3.1 Use multiple sources of literature, including mass media.
LA.9.3.2 Conduct research (locate, observe/gather, analyze, conclude).
LA.9.3.3 Read/write/present technical material (charts, graphs, bids, etc.) using technology.

Course Content

Structure and Properties of Matter, Chemical Interactions, Stoichiometry, Solutions ()

LA.9.4 Be able to analyze/interpret elements in various forms of literature.
LA.9.4.1 Analyze literary elements (characters and their motivation, setting, plot, conflict, etc.).
LA.9.4.2 Define, recognize, and analyze theme.
LA.9.4.3 Define and identify literary devices
LA.9.4.4 Identify supporting evidence for author’s purpose, tone, and point of view.
LA.9.4.5 Show understanding by summarizing, asking questions, and recalling information.
LA.9.5 Be able to compose a variety of quality multi-part written forms (poems, essays, technical writings, etc.).
LA.9.5.1 Use correct grammar, mechanics, word choice, usage, format, and varied sentences.
LA.9.5.2 Compose subordinate parts (paragraphs, stanzas, scenes, etc.).
LA.9.5.3 Write with appropriate creativity, style, tone, and point of view while avoiding plagiarism.
LA.9.5.4 Fit the topic, language, organization, content, and use of visuals to specific audiences and purposes.
LA.9.5.5 Write a three-part essay of at least five paragraphs.
LA.9.6 Be able to make oral presentations for a variety of purposes (narratives, explanations, descriptions, summaries, etc.).
LA.9.6.1 Fit the topic, language, details, tone, and interest factors to a specific audience.
LA.9.6.2 Use correct voice, body language, notes, and a variety of visual aids to speak extemporaneously.
LA.9.6.3 Use a variety of appropriate techniques to begin and end a presentation.
LA.9.6.4 Participate actively in group presentations.
L.A9.7 Be able to develop active listening skills (note taking, etc.) in order to analyze and discuss media and oral presentations.
LA.9.7.1 Evaluate the basic presentational skills (posture, gesture, eye contact, use of notes).
LA.9.7.2 Exemplify a responsive, polite listener/audience.
LA.9.7.3 Identify and evaluate/analyze topic, organization, language, opinion, supports, tone, and strength of arguments.
LA.9.7.4 Paraphrase and summarize various types of messages, and give oral and written feedback.