• What will my child study in sixth grade?



    • Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers
    • Find common factors and multiples
    • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions
    • Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems
    • Convert between fractions, decimals, and percentages
    • Solve one variable equations and inequalities
    • Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume
    • Develop an understanding of statistical variability
    • Summarize and describe distributions
    • Graph ordered pairs in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane
    • Analyze the relationship between independent and dependent variables using graphs and tables, and relate them to an equation


    English Language Arts

    • Read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems and literary nonfiction
    • Determine the meaning of words used in a text including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings
    • Compare and contrast texts in different genres
    • Analyze themes of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details
    • Describe how a story’s plot unfolds and how it relates to the devolvement of the characters
    • Explain an author’s point of view in a text
    • Draw evidence from literary and informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research
    • Conduct short research projects to answer a question
    • Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences   


    Social Studies

    • Learn about various types of historical researchers and what they do
    • Study ancient civilizations, including but not limited to Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, and Africa 
    • Practice argumentative writing skills 
    • Work collaboratively with other students to synthesize information and produce projects to show content knowledge
    • Analyze historical documents, both primary and secondary sources
    • Determine an answer to unit essential questions and use documents in order to support thinking 
    • Present learning in oral presentation, written and project-based formats



    • Inquiry Process - Writing questions and using hypotheses
    • History of nature and science - Practice skills such as inferring and classifying 
    • Science in personal and social perspectives - Natural hazards and disasters
    • Life science - Studying water, cells and cell parts 
    • Physical science - Studying electrical and thermal energy
    • Earth and space science - Focus on the atmosphere, rivers, lakes and oceans