6th Grade

 

English

OVERVIEW

  • English 6 explores all areas of the communication arts with the added aim of challenging students and stimulating their interest in linguistics, literature, and writing.

 

LITERATURE

  • Literature studies include fables, folktales, myths, short stories, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and novels. 

 

COMPOSITION

  • Composition instruction emphasizes understanding and establishing effective paragraph structure, developing full-length essay skills, and refining editing and revision methods.
  • Process writing will be used for all composition efforts.

 

SPEAKING AND LISTENING PROFICIENCY

  • Speaking and listening proficiency will be practiced through formal presentations and drama.

 

GRAMMAR /VOCABULARY

  • Correct usage, parts of speech, sentence structure, and vocabulary enrichment will be addressed through student writing about literature, selected topics, and exercises.

 

CRITICAL THINKING

  • Critical thinking skills will be applied throughout the course.

 

MATHEMATICS
  • Operations with decimals and fractions
  • Operations with integers
  • Distributive property
  • Exponents
  • Scientific Notation
  • Equations and inequalities
  • Proportions
  • Percents
  • Rational and irrational numbers
  • Surface area and volume

Social Studies 
  • Early Humans and Societies
  • Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush
  • Civilization in India and China
  • Foundations of Western Ideas
  • Timelines, archaeology, map study
  • The Roman World
  • Skills

Analysis of geographic, political, economic, religious and social structures of ancient civilizations


SCIENCE
Understanding the scientific processes and developing language concepts and vocabulary related to science
  • Scientific Methodology
  • Minerals, Rocks, and Fossils
  • Weather
  • Climate
  • The Restless Earth
  • Oceanography
  • Energy Resources and Bringing Earth’s Processes Together
  • Astronomy
  • Participates in the Science Fair