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Planning for Xavier - Grade 9

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1. English
Reading Aloud
1 Session per week from current novel.
Independent Reading
Every term read at least one classic book, one saints book and at least one additional history and geography book independently.

Grammar and Composition
Main text and further composition work is to include regular written narrations from history, Faith, geography, literature and science lessons.  Also composition will be required for Weekly Writing Club and for literary analysis.
Resources
Elements of Writing - 3rd Course - Kinneavy & Warriner

Weekly Writing Club
Writing Lessons with Sister Judith covering a variety of writing techniques including; Five Paragraph Essay, Research Report, Paragraphs, Vivid Verbs, and much more.


Copywork
Strengthen Cursive Writing.
Resource
Startwrite - selection of poems/bible passages/catechism
www.shakespeare-online.com/quotes

Studied Dictation
Resource
Spelling Wisdom

Spelling
All About Spelling

Logic
The Fallacy Detective - Nathaniel Bluedorn

Literary Analysis
Windows to the World
Extra Resources
Sparknotes,
Cliffnotes
Cliffnotes essay questions
Torino Novels,
Glenco Literature
Biblimania.

Literature
Father Brown Mysteries - GK Chesteton
Ivanhoe by Walter Scott
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
The Weka-feather Cloak - Leo Madigan
or other classic literature such as the Classical Christian list

Shakespeare
Begin with the Comedies.
Resources
Complete Set of Shakespeare's Plays
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare - Edith Nesbit
Tales From Shakespeare  Charles and Mary Lamb
Tales from Shakespeare - Marcia Williams
Stories from Shakespere- Geraldine McGaughrean
Other Library Books & CDs
Shakespeare for Children – Jim Wiess (Audio)
Jimmie's Post
My Previous Plans

Poetry
* The Harp and Laurel Wreath by Laura Berquist: Logic Stage
plus an individual Australian poet to be studied each term (your choice)

2. Mathematics
Mathematics.com.au

3. Science
Nature Study 
(1) Take at least one weekly nature walk
(2) Keep a nature notebook.
Resources
Various titles from Home Library.
My Family & Other Animals - Gerald Durrell

Science
Resources
Exploring Planet Earth - John Hudson Tiner
History of Medicine - John Hudson Tiner
Living Books from Branch Library and our library.
Science and Nature TV Series and DVDs
Various experiment books and you-tubes.

4. Technology
Further develop skills with a variety of electronic technology.
Including webcam, blogs, email, online chat, google sites webpages, Word, Excel.
Last year Xavier was part of a team rebuilding computers from parts.  This year he will help Malachi build a computer.
Resources
Excel For Dummies
Word for Dummies etc

Building Skills
Building a house learning many skills; carpentry, painting, tenacity, teamwork etc

5. History
History - Middle Ages 
Story Of The World 3
Story of the Church
Notebook Narrations.
Supporting living books from Branch and Home Library.

Australian History
History of Australia - Manning Clark
Our Heritage, History of the Catholic Church in Australia
Notebook Narrations.
Supporting Living Books from Branch and Home Library.

5a. Current Affairs
Secular (ABC) & Church (L'Osservatore Romano)
Read the news daily discuss/email  responses with Mum and Dad.
Read and be aware of Church news and discuss with family incl siblings.

6.Geography
Resources
World Physical Geography- Brenda Runkle
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage - Alfred Lansing
The Long Walk - Slavomir Rawicz
the Kon-Tiki Expedition - Thor Heyerdahl

6a. Commerce
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?

7. Languages
Spanish
Live Mocha

8. Visual Arts
Photography
Further develop photography skills.
Learn to sue photo editing.

9.Music
Term 1: Dance Lessons
Listen and Critique variety of artists.
Access our variety of instruments.
Learn new songs/hymns

10. Personal Development, Health and Physical Education.
Term 1 &4 – Swimming Lessons
Term 2 & 3 – Soccer Team
Soccer Referee

Health
Cover anatomy, physiology and medicinal remedies.
Understand the importance of exercise and personal hygiene.
Have a strong understanding of nutritional health and be capable of shopping for and preparing several meals.
Resource
Joe's Body
Home Library

Religious Education
Didache's Introduction to Catholicism
Spiritual - Read one St Title per term.
Apologetics -Friendly Defenders and Beginning Apologetics.
We're on a Mission from God - Mary Beth Bonacci

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