• The 6th grade curriculum is guided by the standards created by the Arizona Department of Education. Looking at those standards, lessons are designed to build the needed skills to perform the 6th grade expectations as well as assess student progress.  The district has provided a curriculum of textbooks and other resources that we use within our classrooms.  The materials, lessons, and instructions are listed on our Canvas pages under the ‘module’ tab of each class.  Students have access to these Canvas lessons both in the classroom and at home.  Parents may create an account and register for their child’s class if they wish to observe the class and see what specifically is being taught. More information on how to create a Parent Canvas account can be found with the following link:  https://www.dvusd.org/cms/lib/AZ01901092/Centricity/Domain/8161/CreatingaParentAccount.pdf


    • 6th Grade English Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum


      Our main focus topics for this year in reading will be to …

      • Determine central ideas or themes of a text
      • Summarize conclusions using key supporting details and ideas from the text
      • Analyze how and why individuals and events develop over time within the story
      • Make logical inferences from passages
      • Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts
      • Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text

      For writing, student will …

      • Write arguments and support their claims with valid reasoning and evidence
      • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly
      • Write narratives to develop real or imagined experience or events
      • Research topics and write reports using evidence from sources

      To help complete these tasks, students will be building their skills with …

      • Vocabulary
      • Spelling
      • Figurative language
      • Reading fluency
      • Reading comprehension
      • Editing


    • 6th Grade Science Curriculum



    • Our main focus topics for this year in science will be to …

      • Conduct investigations, analyze and interpret data to show changes in states of matter cause by kinetic energy
      • Predict how forces act on objects at a distance
      • Analyze how humans store and use energy (potential & kinetic energy)
      • Investigate and construct an explanation about how radiation from the sun provides energy and warmth here on Earth
      • Analyze and interpret date about the scale and properties and relations among objects in our Solar System
      • Develop explanations to explain how constellations and other night sky patterns appear to move due to Earth’s rotation and revolution
      • Explain how the Sun-Earth-Moon systems cause eclipses, moon phases, and tides to occur.
      • Analyze information to construct an argument regarding the impact of human activities on the environment’s ecosystems’ energy and resources, both positive and negative.
      • Demonstrate the interdependence of organisms and their environment including biotic and abiotic factors
      • Construct a model that show the cycling of matter and flow of energy in ecosystems.