• 6th Grade Curriculum Highlights
     
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    Reading and Language Arts

     Cite textual evidence, draw inferences, and determine the validity of the information being shared from fiction and non-fiction formats

    Determine a theme or central idea of a text and provide a summary without personal judgment or opinion

    Define, identify, and analyze characters, plot, and author’s point of view in fiction as well as text structures in non-fiction

    Compare and contrast information from different forms and of different genres

    Increase the range and text complexity exposures and awareness of personal comprehension

    Plan, revise, and edit a personal narrative to include plot elements, dialogue, and sensory details

    Plan, revise and edit a compare and contrast essay to include research findings and maintain a formal format

    Plan, revise, and edit a persuasive essay to include scholarly citations that validate a thesis while using commentary to address a counterargument

    Plan, revise, and edit a research presentation to demonstrate a thorough understanding of a given topic based on scholarly sources

    Use Greek/Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words

    Determine the meaning of words in a text including figurative and connotative meanings, utilizing context clues

    Analyze the impact of word choice in a sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza to affect meaning and tone and how it fits into the overall structure of a text

    Apply proper use of grammar focusing on pronoun usage

    Plan for and participate in one-on-one, group, and teacher-led discussions to practice active speaking and listening skills related to grade six topics to build on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly

     

     

    Math

    Number Systems:  faction and decimal operations, positive and negative numbers, absolute value, graphing on coordinate planes

    Expressions and Equations: order of operations, write and solve basic equations and inequalities, relate equations, tables, and graphs

    Ratios and Proportions:  describe relationships using ratios, relate ratios to unit rate, percents, and measurement

    Probability and Statistics:  analyze a set of data and describe it using measures of central tendency

    Geometry: calculate and apply the area of triangles and quadrilaterals, calculate and apply the volume of rectangular prisms, create nets to calculate surface area


    Social Studies

     

    Learn about geography through the study of the relationships among people, places, and environments

    Learn about the history of the world and explain historical relationships

    Analyze issues that affect the present and the future; examine change and continuity over time in order to develop historical perspective

    Understand the foundations of our political systems

    Learn about production, distribution, exchange and consumption of resources

    Explore concepts from the discipline of sociology and study the interactions among individuals, groups, and institutions

    Explore the concept of anthropology and study cultures in various times and settings

    Identify major scientific discoveries and technological innovations and describe their social and economic effects on society

    Understand the development and the concepts of the major religions of the world

    Describe how buildings and their decoration reflect cultural values and ideas, using cave paintings, pyramids, sacred cities, castles, and cathedrals as examples.

     

    Science 

    Understand and apply the Scientific Method, its role in scientific discovery and exploration, and the effects of good communication of results (supported by evidence) in an unbiased manner

    Apply technology and engineering practices in tandem with the scientific process to maximize student engagement and develop critical thinking/engineering skills

    Explain how atoms and molecules make up all matter

    Identify how pressure and temperature affect the motion of atoms and how they are arranged in solids, liquids and gases

    Understand the Law of Conservation of Matter and its application to the transfer of energy

    Demonstrate the transfer of energy and predict its uses in real world applications

    Examine the role of the Sun and how it provides the Earth with a major source of energy

    Differentiate how energy is transferred and associated with sound, light, and mechanical motion

    Determine how energy from the Sun is transferred to Earth in the form of visible light, infrared light, and ultraviolet light

    Explore minerals, their properties and applications in manufacturing, electronics and everyday life

    Develop an understanding of Earth’s water cycle and analyze freshwater resources including supply and its necessity to the Earth

    Discover the layers of the Earth, rock cycle and tectonic movements of the Earth’s crust and its importance in understanding the history of the Earth and also predict future events