6th Grade Curriculum

Language Arts and Writing

Students are making the transition from learning to read to reading to learn.  Students will be exposed to a variety of resources throughout the year.  They will not only be completing reading assignments, but will be working on improving the writing skills and grammar necessary to be effective communicators. 6th grade students have two extra language arts classes built into their schedule.  These classes will focus on the rules and mechanics of English language and writing.

 

  • Read and respond to myths, novels, and poetry, as well as more complex texts that provide facts and background knowledge in areas such as science and social studies.

  • Students will be challenged and asked questions that push them to refer back to what they’ve read. This stresses critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills.  

  • Study various literary elements and be tested on comprehension and vocabulary skills.

  • Students develop a digital writing portfolio by completing writing assignments.

  • Students will write creative pieces, personal narratives, various essays and research based papers.

  • MLA citations

  • Parts of speech

  • Sentence structure

  • Paragraph organization


 

Social Studies

  • The road to revolution and the American Revolutionary War

  • International Night research and project

  • U.S. Constitution

  • Launching a new republic

  • The Jefferson Era

  • National and regional growth

  • War of 1812

  • Age of Jackson

  • Manifest Dynasty

  • Mexican American War

  • Early American Literature

  • Reforming America

 

Science

  • Learning to be a scientist

  • Rocks and minerals

  • Fossils and geologic history

  • Plate tectonics

  • Designing experiments

  • Astronomy: stars, galaxies and origins of the universe

  • Microorganisms: bacteria, protists, and fungi

 

Religion

  • The Bible

  • Creation stories

  • Original sin

  • Noah and the great flood

  • God’s merciful love

  • Tower of Babel

  • Abraham our Father of Faith

  • Advent

Math

  • Whole numbers and patterns

  • Introduction to algebra

  • Decimals

  • Number theory and fractions

  • Fraction operations

  • Collecting and displaying data

  • Proportional relationships

  • Geometric relationships

  • Measurement and geometry

  • Measurement: area and volume

  • Integers, graphs and functions

  • Probability