9TH Grade Level Expectations
    Standard 1:
    Students read and understand a variety of materials.
    Ninth grade students will:
    1.1 use a full range of strategies to comprehend at the literal and interpretive levels a
    variety of text (for example, technical writing, newspapers, magazines, poetry, short
    stories, plays, and novels);
    1.2 paraphrase, summarize, synthesize, and evaluate information from a variety of text and
    1.3 identify main idea, supporting details, and sequence in literary, expository, and
    technical text;
    1.4 infer and predict using information in a variety of text and genres;
    1.5 monitor own comprehension and make modifications when understanding breaks down
    by rereading a portion, using reference aids, and using contextual information;
    1.6 confirm meaning of figurative, idiomatic, and technological language using context
    1.7 use background knowledge of subject and text structure to make complex predictions
    of content and purpose of text;
    1.8 use text structure, such as cause and effect, to locate and recall information;
    1.9 establish and adjust purposes for reading, such as reading to find out, to understand, to
    interpret, to enjoy, and to solve problems;
    1.10 apply knowledge of letter-sound correspondence, language structures, and context to
    recognize words;
    1.11 locate meanings, pronunciations and derivations of unfamiliar words using
    dictionaries, glossaries, and other sources.
    Standard 2:
    Students write and speak for a variety of purposes and audiences
    Ninth grade students will:
    2.1 write in a variety of genres including expository, technical, persuasive, narrative,
    and descriptive for specific purposes (for example, to synthesize, analyze,
    evaluate, explain, persuade, inform, and entertain);
    2.2 plan, draft, revise, and edit for a final copy;
    2.3 use the format, voice, and style appropriate for audience and purpose;
    2.4 develop main ideas and content fully focused on a prompt with relevant, thorough,
    and effective support;
    2.5 organize writing using text structures (for example, compare/contrast,
    2.6 organize writing so that it has an engaging introduction, logical and effective
    development of ideas, and a satisfying conclusion;
    2.7 incorporate material from a variety of appropriate sources when needed;
    2.8 use transitional devices (for example, adverbs, coordinating conjunctions,
    subordinating conjunctions) where appropriate;
    2.9 vary sentence structures and lengths to enhance flow, rhythm, meaning, and
    2.10 use vivid and precise words (for example, active verbs, concrete nouns), imagery,
    and figurative language as appropriate to audience and purpose.
    Standard 3:
    Students write and speak using conventional grammar, usage, sentence
    structure, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.
    Ninth grade students will:
    3.1 identify the parts of speech such as nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives,
    conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections;
    3.2 edit for correct grammatical convention;
    3.3 use standard English in writing, including agreement of subject and verb,
    agreement of pronoun and its antecedent, parallel structure, consistent verb tense,
    and correct modifiers;
    3.4 write and speak in complete sentences;
    3.4 punctuate correctly, including apostrophes, commas, semi-colons, colons, dashes,
    and ellipsis;
    3.6 capitalize, paragraph, and spell correctly.
    Standard 4:
    Students apply thinking skills to their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing.
    Ninth Grade students will:
    4.1 recognize an author's or speaker's point of view and purpose, separating fact from
    4.2 use reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing skills to solve problems and
    answer questions;
    4.3 make predictions, draw conclusions, and analyze what they read, hear, and view;
    4.4 recognize, express, and defend a point of view orally in an articulate manner and in
    4.5 determine literary quality based on elements such as the author's use of vocabulary,
    character development, plot development, description of setting, and realism or
    Standard 5:
    Students read to locate, select, and make use of relevant information from a variety of media, reference, and technological sources.
    Ninth grade students will:
    5.1 use organizational features of printed text such as prefaces, appendices, annotations,
    citations, and bibliographic references to locate relevant information;
    5.2 use organizational features of electronic text such as database keyword searches,
    Internet search engines, and e-mail addresses to locate relevant information;
    5.3 evaluate information for specific needs, validity, credibility, and bias;
    5.4 paraphrase, summarize, organize, and synthesize information from a variety of sources;
    5.5 give credit for others' ideas, images, or information.
    Standard 6:
    Students read and recognize literature as a record of human experience
    Ninth grade students will:
    6.1 read a given text and identify the theme;
    6.2 read and respond to classic and contemporary novels, poetry, plays, short stories,
    non-fiction, essays and speeches, myths, and epics from a variety of cultures and
    historical periods;
    6.3 apply knowledge of literary terminology, including point of view, theme,
    foreshadowing, symbolism, style, mood, and author's perspective;
    6.4 identify poetic forms such as ballad, sonnet, and heroic couplets;
    6.5 develop a thesis statement about a particular text and provide support from the