Sixth Grade Curriculum Guide (partial listing)
Religion: Sixth grade religion uses the Silver Burdette Ginn Blest Are We series. The text is in accordance with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and uses many Scriptural references from both the Old and New Testaments. Attention is given to liturgical seasons and special feast days of the Church. Emphasis is placed on Gospel values
Literature (Reading): The student will develop skills for effective comprehension: main idea, inference, drawing conclusions, and context, build vocabulary through reading, context clues, word origins, and structural analysis, read for enrichment and enjoyment, and try to maintain high Accelerated Reader standing.
Language Arts: The student will recognize the major parts of speech with an emphasis on correct sentence structure, apply the writing process: pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing and publishing, and apply correct writing conventions: spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
Spelling: The student will spell new words using phonetic groupings and spell words frequently used in writing.
Math: The student will use multiplication and division in a variety of applications, add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and mixed numbers; see how they are related, engage in a variety of beginning Geometry activities, create and interpret graphs using graphing terminology, describe and list prime and composite numbers, factors, and multiples and acquire and apply pre-algebra skills.
Social Studies: The student will explore the civilizations of the past, discover what we have gained from these civilizations and how they impact our lives, understand how all people have the same basic needs and desires, that our cultures and beliefs are what make us unique, and begin to comprehend how a civilizations’ beliefs and culture leads to its actions and decisions.
Science: The student will learn about the scientific method and skills, matter and energy, forces and machines, magnetism and motors, atoms and elements and buoyancy, water displacement, and density.
Computer Technology: The student will use classroom and Lab computers to report research and to apply word processing when and where needed and to gain proficiency in using Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.
Art: The student will gain confidence in drawing and painting skills and will present projects which include -----of art.