9th Grade

Virginia Standards of Learning

The ninth-grade student will make planned oral presentations independently and in small groups. Knowledge of the impact that informative/persuasive techniques in media messages make on public opinion will be introduced. The student will continue development of vocabulary, with attention to connotations, idioms, and allusions. Knowledge of literary terms and genres will be applied in the student’s own writing and in the analysis of literature. The student will be introduced to significant literary texts. Increased requirements for research and reporting in all subjects will be supported by the use of print, electronic databases, online resources, and other media. Students will cite sources of information using a standard method of documentation. The student will distinguish between reliable and questionable sources of information. Writing will encompass narrative, expository, and persuasive forms for a variety of purposes and audiences. The student will demonstrate correct use of language, spelling, and mechanics by applying grammatical conventions in writing and speaking.

Grade Nine SOL's - 2010 - NKCPS will be following these standards for the 2018-19 school year. Certain elements of the 2017 standards will be embedded into instruction after professional development and guidance on implementation.

Curriculum Framework - 2010 - NKCPS will be referencing the 2010 curriculum framework the for the 2018-19 school year. Certain elements of the 2017 standards will be embedded into instruction after professional development and guidance on implementation.

Grade Nine SOL's - 2017 - This is a crosswalk year and we will be exploring the changes to the Virginia Standards of Learning for English. Teachers should reference these throughout the year.

EOC SOL Blueprint for Reading and Writing - High School teachers should reference this for information pertaining to SOL tests for EOC. There are many standards that can be included or are subsumed within the testing blueprint.

VMAST - The Virginia Modified Achievement Standards Test (VMAST) is an online grade level alternate assessment based on modified achievement standards designed for eligible students with disabilities. Students participating in the VMAST are expected to learn the Standards of Learning (SOL) objectives for grade level content; however, they may require additional time and a variety of instructional and assessment supports. The achievement expectations are modified, and rigor is reduced by including supports and simplifications that allow participating students to access and demonstrate knowledge of grade level content.