Grade 9

Reading is Thinking: 

The Reading is Thinking framework is designed to support educators in addressing the literacy needs of students in high school so that students develop the necessary attitudes, knowledge, skills, and strategies to be successful in their learning across curriculum. It focuses on three Big Ideas:


Thinking about Self
Students develop their identities as confident, engaged and motivated readers within their diverse communities.

Thinking about Text
Students develop the characteristics and practices of proficient readers before, during and after reading within and across disciplines.

Thinking about the World
Students will develop critical reading/literacy in order to
  • develop deeper understandings of a variety of text in order to express and substantiate personal positions
  • solve problems, make decisions, resolve conflicts, and take action in their world.

Canada in the Contemporary World

Social Studies are defined as a study of people in relation to each other and to the world in which they live. The focus of the grade 9 Social Studies curriculum is centered on Canada and what it means to be Canadian. The course also examines Canada’s role as a global citizen and what that means to us as individuals.

Phys.Ed./Health Ed.

This course will attempt to cover the outcomes of the Grade 9 and 10 Phys. Ed. Curriculums, through planned and balanced programming to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes for a physically active and healthy lifestyle for all students.


This course enables students to understand basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics. Students will learn scientific theories and conduct investigations related to cell division and reproduction; atomic and molecular structures and the properties of elements and compounds; the universe and space exploration; and the principles of electricity



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