Sixth Grade

G6What Your Child Will Learn in Sixth Grade

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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


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


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


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


Learning about electricity; human biology; the environment; Earth science; the weather


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


Studying the works of Dickinson, Hughes, and Frost


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


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


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

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