Sixth Grade

Girl reading a bookWhat Your Child Will Learn in Sixth Grade

Preview our lesson manuals, tests, and activity pages:

Reading

Using guided lessons to read children’s classics; building critical thinking skills

Spelling & Vocabulary

Reinforcing correct spelling through daily exercises and spelling strategies; reviewing commonly misspelled words; introducing cross-curricular words; integrating spelling with phonics, vocabulary studies, reading, and writing; enhancing vocabulary study

Composition

Writing original works; research reports; bibliographies; narrative, expository, creative, descriptive, and persuasive writing; poetry; news articles

Grammar

Studying parts of speech; analyzing and diagramming simple and compound sentences; mechanics; correct usage

Mathematics

Using integers to represent positive and negative real-world quantities; relating fractions, decimals, and percents; generating and identifying equivalent expressions

Science

Learning about plants and animals; electricity; energy; the weather

Technology

Lessons, activities, and online interactive learning tools integrated with curriculum: operating systems and browsing; word processing software; spelling and grammar tools; formatting reports; graphics; spreadsheet software; layout; presentation software; URLs; Web searches. Internet activities integrated with Grammar and Science texts.

Poetry

Studying the works of Dickinson, Hughes, and Frost

History

Tracing the dawn of man as hunters and gatherers through the agricultural Revolution; the development of culture and societies; early civilizations in Egypt, China, India, and Greece; relationship between the past and present; tools of historians

Geography

Mapping ancient civilizations; graphs, cartograms, and thematic maps; detailed examinations of the Eastern hemisphere and the continents of Asia, Africa, Oceania, and Antarctica; absolute relationship within places

Art History

Using Hillyer and Huey’s A Child’s History of Art to study sculpture from ancient Egypt through modern artists

Art

Coordinating with Art History study; Egyptian line drawing; soft-dough sculpture; relief sculpture; symmetry design

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