Our instructional program in sixth grade is designed to meet both academic and developmental needs, taking into consideration different learning styles. Students are expected to take more responsibility for their learning and to take risks in order to expand their knowledge and skills.
Language Arts for sixth grade is exactly what the name implies – the art of language. Students read critically throughout the curriculum and study as they read novels, short stories, and poetry through the year. The writing skills explored include narrative, descriptive, expository, journalistic, and persuasive writing. Students will write five paragraph essays, reports, journal entries, and research papers.
In social studies, students continue their study of the United States beginning with the Civil War and continuing through the Vietnam War. They will develop an understanding of the growth of economic systems, and explore the geopolitical changes brought about by world and regional conflicts.
Sixth grade students work to develop a conceptual understanding of expanded notation, operations, fractions, geometry, statistics, graphing, measurement, integers, and basic algebraic equations. Focus is placed on problem-solving, skill proficiency, and analytical thinking.
Critical thinking, technology, and the scientific process are stressed as students work to gain a more in-depth understanding of fundamental concepts in science.