Sixth Grade Curriculum

Language Arts

Learning Goals For Literature; Writing; Grammar and Vocabulary

Literature

  • Literature study and reading is novel driven
  • Selected stories and materials supplement literature instruction

Writing

  • Personal Narrative
  • Character analysis
  • Journal Writing
  • Literature analysis
  • Poetry
  • Compare and Contrast Essay
  • Essay Revision

Grammar

  • Parts of speech
  • Punctuation and capitalization
  • Sentence structure/Compound sentences

Vocabulary

  • Literature-based vocabulary
  • Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop

Social Studies

CORE RESOURCE: Social Studies Alive: Me and My World

Learning Goals For Social Studies

  • Follow school and classroom expectations
  • Share and work cooperatively with others
  • Take turns
  • Learn and identify the Grace School rules
  • Be kind. Be productive. Be unique. Be respectful.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the school’s layout, environment, and the jobs people do there

Mathematics

Learning Goals For Mathematics

  • Algebraic Expressions
  • Solve multi-step problems
  • Inequalities
  • Linear functions and graphs
  • Integers
  • Evaluate expressions
  • Order of Operations
  • Area and Volume
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Graphing on Coordinate Plane
  • Geometry
  • Solving equations
  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • Proportions
  • Data Analysis

Learning Goals for Honors Math

  • Algebraic Expressions
  • Problem Solving
  • Integers, rational numbers
  • Solving one-step
  • inequalities
  • Graphing on a coordinate
  • plane
  • Linear functions
  • Geometry and spatial
  • reasoning
  • Area and volume
  • Data Analysis and
  • Probability
  • Solve multi-step equations
  • Proportions
  • Ratios
  • Exponents
  • Factors

Science and Engineering

Learning Goals For Science

Earth Science

  • Lab safety
  • Scientific method
  • Minerals
  • Rocks
  • Rock and fossil record
  • Plate tectonics
  • Earthquakes
  • Weathering and soil formation
  • Erosion and deposition
  • Oceans
  • The Atmosphere
  • Weather
  • Movement of fresh water
  • Solar system