The purpose of this page is to inform Parents and students of our Learning Requirements and Learning Targets for Each Quarter.
Essential Standards By Quarter:
- For Quarter 1, the essential standards and skills include:
💡determining the central idea and/or theme of works of literature (stories, poems, and dramas) and how the theme is developed
📜writing a summary of a story without opinions or unimportant information
➡️describing how the story’s plot is developed and how the characters are changed as a result of the plot
👁️🗨️explaining how the author develops the point of view of the story
Writing: ✏️writing narratives to develop real or imagined experiences
This quarter we have the following goals:
- You will develop and use models to represent that matter is made up of smaller particles called atoms.
- Analyze and interpret data to show that changes in states of matter are caused by different rates of movement of atoms in solids, liquids, and gases .
- Plan and carry out an investigation to demonstrate that variations in temperature and/or pressure affect changes in state of matter.
we are learning about (1) finding area, surface area & volume; (2) understanding ratio concepts & using ratio reasoning; (3) developing fluency with dividing fractions by fractions
This quarter, students will explore how early hominids developed and used tools and technology to survive and prosper within their ever-changing environment. They will examine the Neolithic revolution and gain an understanding of the impact of agriculture on the evolution of human civilizations. Civilizations such as Mesopotamia, the Nile River Valley, the Indus River Valley, and the Yellow River Valley will be investigated.
6 RI 1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. 6 RI 2 Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments. 6 RI 3 Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes). 6 RI 4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
6 RI 5 Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas. 6 RI 6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text. 6 RI 8 Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not. 6 RI 9 Compare and contrast one author’s presentation of events with that of another.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. 6 W. 2a a. Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. 6 W. 2b b. Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples. 6 W. 2c c. Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts. 6 W. 2d d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic. 6 W. 2e e. Establish and maintain a formal style. 6 W. 2f f. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the information or explanation presented.
6.C2.1 Analyze the beliefs, experiences, perspectives, and values that underlie points of view regarding civic issues in the time period and regions studied. 6.E1.1 Analyze the relationship between education, income, and job opportunities within the context of the time period and region studied 6.E1.2 Give examples of financial risks that individuals and households face within the context of the time period and region studied. 6.E3.1 Describe the relationship between various costs and benefits of economic production. 6.E3.2 Explain the influence the factors of production have on the manufacture of goods and services within different cultures, regions, and communities 6.E3.3 Analyze the influence of specialization and trade within diverse cultures and communities in regions studied 6.E5.1 Describe the factors that influence trade between countries or cultures. 6.E5.2 Explain the effects of increasing economic interdependence within distinct groups. 6.G1.1 Use and construct maps, graphs, and other representations to explain relationships between locations of places and regions. 6.G2.1 Compare diverse ways people or groups of people have impacted, modified, or adapted to the environment of the Eastern Hemisphere.
Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve mathematical problems and problems in real-world context (e.g., by reasoning about data collected from measurements, tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations). b. Solve unit rate problems including those involving unit pricing and constant speed. c. Find a percent of a quantity as a rate per 100 (e.g., 30% of a quantity means 30/100 times the quantity). Solve percent problems with the unknown in all positions of the equation. d. Use ratio reasoning to convert measurement units; manipulate and transform units appropriately when multiplying or dividing quantities. 6.NS.A.1 Interpret and compute quotients of fractions to solve mathematical problems and problems in real-world context involving division of fractions by fractions using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. For example, create a story context for 2/3 ÷ 3/4 and use a visual fraction model to show the quotient; use the relationship between multiplication and division to explain that 2/3 ÷ 3/4 = 8/9 because 3/4 of 8/9 is 2/3. In general, a/b ÷ c/d = ad/bc. 6.G.A.1 Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques to solve mathematical problems and problems in real-world context.