Manchester Public Schools
Office of Equity and Partnerships
Grade 9
Here are the things your child will be expected to accomplish during the school year…
Reading
Writing
Math
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  • Read to show understanding of what it means to be part of a community

  • Identify the parts of each type of story: short stories, myths, folktales, and fables
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  • Write to show understanding of what it means to be part of a community​ 
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  • Write a story that models one students have read. They will be graded using a scoring system known as the Six Traits Rubric
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  • Write and make changes under teacher guidance in a process known as conferencing




  
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  • Students will add, subtract, multiply and divide positive and negative numbers, including positive and negative fractions, and decimals
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  • Students will change between different ways of writing numbers (fractions, decimals and percents)
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  • Students will write and solve equations and inequalities
  
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  • Students will explore the idea of community through various poems and sample memoirs
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  • Read articles and online texts to find out more about the world. Use these texts to practice the skills of summarizing, paraphrasing and inferencing 
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  • Students will compare numbers (write and use ratios) to write proportions and equations to solve problems that include: percent problems (tax, discounts, commission, percent increase and  decrease), and problems involving different sized shapes
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  • Develop, compare and use formulas to find Area, Surface Area, Volume

  
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  • Students will create their own sample memoir about an important event in their lives
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  • With teacher guidance and peer support, students will work to add details to their writing
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  • Research an influential individual and present findings in the form of a letter that recognizes his/her achievements
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  • Investigate how people in a community are influenced to accept the ideas of others
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  • Think about and discuss the author’s viewpoint and any opinions an author may have
     
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  • Draw conclusions and compare two populations by calculating the  mean, median, mode, range and variability of a group of numbers
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  • Draw conclusions and compare two populations by using graphs of the populations i.e. a dot plot
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  • Calculate the likelihood of a specific event happening or not happening 
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  • Write a paper supporting an opinion with evidence
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  • ​Students will be graded using a scoring system known as the Six Traits Rubric
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  • Write and make changes to work in class under teacher guidance in a process known as conferencing


 
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