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6th Grade Curriculum Highlights
 For Full 6th Grade Brochure, please click: 6th Grade Brochure


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




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.



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