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James' Ninth Grade Plans

English 9
  • Grammar: Daily Grams
  • Literature: How to Read a Book, The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading, by Mortimer Adler and Charles VanDoren; 20 books, half classics, half Shakespeare:
    • Swiss Family Robinson
    • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    • Rip Van Winkle
    • Uncle Tom's Cabin
    • The Jungle Book
    • A Christmas Carol
    • The Hobbit
    • Tom Sawyer
    • Treasure Island
    • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
    • The Tempest
    • Romeo and Juliet
    • The Winter's Tale
    • Pericles
    • Measure for Measure
    • As You Like It
    • Much Ado About Nothing
    • A Midsummer's Night Dream
    • The Merchant of Venice
    • Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Writing: 
    • 4 short papers
    • 3 essays
    • A 7 page paper or a 5 and a 3 page paper
    • At least 1 speech outside of the immediate family
Math: Teaching Textbooks Algebra I
Science: (The People, Places and Principles of Integrated Physics and Chemistry, Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum (at least 3/4 textbook)
History: American History: 135 hours of independent study projects OR 16 books and written summaries of each book
Career Training: at Delaware Technical College
We have not decided about World Language or Electives yet.


  1. Awesome plans! Dean is starting some 9th grade credits next year. We are excited.
    Blessings, Dawn

  2. Looks like some good choices.

  3. Yay for high school! What career training does he want to take?

    1. We are not exactly sure yet. We have an interview on June 13. I will know more then.


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