Sixth Grade

Language Arts
Course Content

Follows Sunshine State Standards

Writing
• The Writing Process
• Prewriting strategies
• Organizational strategies
• Revising strategies
• Proofreading strategies
• Word choice
• Audience and purpose

Forms of writing including narrative, research, and persuasive

Mechanics
• capitalization

The parts of speech
• nouns and pronouns
• verbs
• modifiers
• prepositions
• conjunctions
• interjections

Sentence diagramming

Types of sentences

Phrases and Clauses

Punctuation
• endmarks
• commas
• colons and semicolons
• hyphens
• quotation marks
• apostrophes

Vocabulary
• connotation and denotation
• etymologies
• word parts
• derivatives
• context clues

Literature
Students will...
• identify and analyze stages of plot.
• read short stories, poetry, and novels.
• identify and analyze conflict and resolution.
• identify and analyze theme, character traits, setting, mood, tone, style, voice, and irony.
• draw conclusions.
• explore the key idea of author's purpose.
• identify, analyze, and evaluate imagery.
• synthesize information and make generalizations.
• identify, analyze and evaluate novels through literature circle discussion groups.

Earth Science
• nature of science
• landforms
• weathering
• erosion due to gravity
• glaciers
• atmosphere
• climate change
• weather/climate
• plate tectonics
• earthquakes/volcano's
• water/air
• space missions
• sun-earth-moon
• solar systems

Religion
Students will...
• understand Covenant & God's faithfulness.
• deepen appreciation of Jesus as fulfillment of God's promises.
• plan and participate in Liturgies & Prayer Services.
• become a practical Christian.
• curriculum includes study of both Old and New Testaments
• includes Focus 11 which is preparation for (through Art contest) a Diocesan Day of reflection on vocations
• includes study of Catholic prayers, beliefs and liturgical seasons
• teaching of the Family Life Series

Math
Students will...
• understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.
• apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions.
• multiply and divide multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.
• apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.
• apply and extend previous understanding to algebraic expressions.
• reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.
• represent and analyze quantitative relationship between dependent and independent variables.
• solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.
• develop understanding of statistical variability.
• summarize and describe distributions
• make sense of problems and preserve in solving them.
• model with mathematics.
• attend to precision.

Social Studies—World History and Geography
Students will...
• learn content of curriculum through strong reading, writing and technology skills.
• develop good citizenship through studies of our
documents of freedom.
• examine origins of democracy through Ancient Greece studies.
• identify the rights and responsibilities of citizens
• compare similarities and differences in cultures and societies.
• enhance reading comprehension skills through
primary and secondary source studies.
• identify important information in non-fiction reading using various reading strategies.
• use Graphic Organizers to logically sequence
thematic information.
• develop expertise in reading and arranging timelines for periods of world history.
• develop oral skills through participation in daily/weekly group presentations.
• use and understand latitude and longitude in determining location.
• understand use of artifacts and other tools of discovery in learning about cultures.
• observe economic effects of policy on individuals and society.
• identify the various religious values of different international regions.
• describe the influence of culture on scientific and technological advancement.
• explain how language, art, music and other cultural elements add to global understanding.
• develop a power point program and oral presentation to explain chosen country to whole class.
• write to international pen pals with written discussion about individual countries.
• prepare for National Geographic Society annual "Geobee" competition.
• participate in the Junior Achievement Program