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Sixth Grade

A PROGRAM...

pdf6th Grade Guide to Student Success 

Meeting the individual needs of independent readers, writers, and problem solvers.

  • Challenging each child to his/her full potential.
  • Motivating children to become lifelong learners.
  • Including parents as partners in the learning process.
  • Preparing all students to be proficient in all academic areas.
  • Aligned to the PA standards.

Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know it just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, teachers.
~Richard Bach

SIXTH GRADE GOALS...

English Language Arts Skills

Text: MacMillan/McGrawHill

pdf6th Grade English Language Arts Curriculum Map

Each child will:

  • become an independent reader.
  • comprehend information read.
  • apply reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing skills.
  • develop an appreciation and enjoyment of literature.
  • apply spelling skills throughout the curriculum.
  • write creatively to inform, persuade, and entertain using the 4 square method.
  • use cursive writing. Handwriting Without Tears.
  • utilize computer technology.
  • use 4 square approach to respond to literature prompts.

Mathematics

Text:  HMH Go! Math

pdf6th Grade Math Curriculum Maps

Each child will:

  • read numbers and identify place value to millions.
  • master addition and subtraction with renaming.
  • master multiplication and division facts (0-12).
  • multiply 4 digits by 1 digit.
  • divide with a 1 digit divisor.
  • tell time to the nearest minute and determine elapsed time.
  • write and compare fractions.
  • use a calculator.
  • apply standard/metric measurement skills.
  • understand basic concepts of geometry.
  • use problem solving strategies.

Science

Text:  Pearson

Each child will:

  • make meaningful connections to science in our world.
  • develop process and critical thinking skills.
  • develop scientific reasoning skills.
  • show mastery of content in the areas of matter, animals, electric and magnetism, embryology,
  • weather, body systems and fossil fuels.

Social Studies

Text:  National Geographic

Each child will:

  • recognize and name the oceans, continents, and countries.
  • become familiar with the government, economy and citizenship.

EACH CHILD CAN LEARN

Suggestions to help your child at home:

  • Discuss your child's day at school. Ask specifically what he/she learned at school today.
  • Set a specific time each day for homework/study. (This may be practicing vocabulary words, rereading the story text, or using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division flash cards.)
  • Have your child read independently 45 minutes a day.
  • Limit amount of TV/computer game time.
  • Use calendars to discuss and mark important events.
  • Make a "to do" list and have your child check off items as he/she completes them.
  • Hold high expectations. Children usually live up to your expectations.
  • Instill responsibility in your child by encouraging him/her to show you daily papers, complete homework, and to return required forms to school.
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