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VocabularySpellingCity promotes the learning of 9th grade vocabulary while your students explore great literature. Vocabulary lists created for the ninth grade curriculum allow students to familiarize themselves with language in the books from the Common Core State Standards. By using free vocabulary worksheets and interactive online vocabulary games, students practice the new words and come to understand the texts more fully.

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9th Grade Books with Free Lists
Book Title Author Type Level Import
Hunchback of Notre Dame Victor Hugo Fiction/Story 8.9/1340L Import
The Book Thief Marcus Zusak Fiction/Story 4.0/730L Import
9th Grade Books with Premium Lists
Book Title Author Type Level Import
The Odyssey Homer Fiction/Story   Import
The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck Fiction/Story 4.9/680L Import
The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan Fiction/Story 8.4/930L Import
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee Fiction/Story 8.1/870L Import
The Tragedy of Macbeth William Shakespeare Fiction/Drama   Import
A Doll's House Henrik Ibsen Fiction/Drama   Import
The Raven Edgar Allen Poe Fiction/Poetry   Import
Ozymandias Percy Bysshe Shelley Fiction/Poetry   Import
The Gift of the Magi O. Henry Fiction/Story 6.1/870L Import
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Expansion of 9th Grade Vocabulary Levels

With each new book in the 9th grade reading curriculum, students are exposed to more advanced vocabulary. While this is vital to their linguistic development as they approach adulthood, the new language could be a little overwhelming as they encounter it all at once. But through online vocabulary activities and printable worksheets, students in the 9th grade can experience this new vocabulary in appropriate contexts, and in fun and enjoyable ways. This helps them to absorb the words and meanings more readily.

VocabularySpellingCity allows you, as a teacher, to guide and tailor this learning to your own grade nine curriculum needs. You can import the existing word lists into your account, where you can modify them, or you may create your own supplemental lists. As well as using the vocabulary worksheets and other interactive grade 9 activities provided, you can give quizzes and track your students' progress in learning the new vocabulary.

Vocabulary for Increased Reading Comprehension

The goal of the grade nine curriculum for literature is not merely to add more words and definitions to a memorized pile. Ninth grade reading goals involve teaching students to comprehend the concepts expressed in a book. In fiction, this means following elements of plot and characterization, while in non-fiction, comprehension of ninth grade vocabulary should allow the students to follow arguments and to integrate new ideas with existing knowledge. This is one reason why it's so important that the grade 9 worksheets and interactive vocabulary activities display the words being used in context.

Common Core State Standards for Literature

VocabularySpellingCity works with you to help students achieve goals set by the Common Core State Standards for 9th grade literature. For example, the standards aim for an ability to "Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature." A Doll's House, by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, provides such an extra-cultural view and exposes students to the script format. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan adds exposure to a more contemporary world view to the ninth grade curriculum. By using VocabularySpellingCity's free vocabulary worksheets and interactive grade 9 activities and games, 9th grade students can have fun while learning the vocabulary that will help them achieve the required standards for their grade level. This may also be of great benefit to them in writing standardized tests, and it will certainly benefit their future reading and comprehension.

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