Grade 6 Curriculum Summary


    • Divide fractions and mixed numbers
    • Solve whole number and decimal problems with all four operations
    • Apply concepts of factors and multiples
    • Apply the distributive property
    • Use positive and negative numbers, opposites, and absolute value
    • Plot integers and other rational numbers on number lines and coordinate planes
    • Apply ratio concepts
    • Determine the unit rate
    • Use tables to compare ratios
    • Solve percent problems
    • Apply exponent concepts
    • Write algebraic expressions and identify the parts of expressions
    • Evaluate expressions given the value of variables
    • Apply properties of operations
    • Interpret and solve one variable equations and inequalities
    • Analyze the relationship between dependent and independent variables
    • Display data using dot plots, histograms, box and whisker plots
    • Find the mean, median, mode, range, interquartile range, and mean absolute deviation
    • Describe data distributions
    • Find the volume of rectangular prisms with fractional edge lengths
    • Represent 3-D figures with nets
    • Find the area of triangles, quadrilaterals, irregular and compound polygons
    • Find the surface area of triangular and rectangular prisms


  • Informational Text

    • Determine the central idea and supporting details
    • Make inferences by citing evidence
    • Determine point of view or purpose and explain how it is conveyed
    • Analyze the author’s structure
    • Integrate information from different media and multiple texts


    • Determine the central idea/theme and how conveyed through details
    • Make inferences by citing evidence
    • Analyze how text structure contributes to theme, setting, plot
    • Determine the meaning of words, phrases, and figurative language
    • Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres


    • Write routinely over extended times
    • Write informative texts to convey ideas that introduce a topic, develop and analyze the topic with relevant facts, organize ideas with appropriate transitions and a conclusion, and demonstrate style
    • Write opinion texts that state an opinion on a topic, use relevant evidence from credible sources to support claims, organize the claims with transitions and a conclusion, clarify relationships among the claims, and demonstrate style and a consistent voice
    • Write narrative texts that develop real or imagined events, introduce a narrator and characters, use dialogue and description to develop events, and organize an event sequence that unfolds logically with transitions and a conclusion
    • Use precise language
    • Draw evidence from texts to support analysis and reflection
    • Use technology to produce and publish writing
    • Conduct research and provide a bibliography of sources
    • Apply conventions of grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling
    • Develop and strengthen writing by planning, revising, and editing

Listening and Speaking

    • Build on others’ ideas in discussion
    • Adapt speech to the context
    • Demonstrate conventions of English

Science and STEM

    • Chemistry
    • Forces and motion
    • Work, energy, machines
    • Space

Social Studies

    • Concepts of geography
    • Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, South America


    • View and discuss historic and contemporary works of art
    • Communicate/develop ideas/stories through images/objects created
    • Select themes and create images and objects that explore the theme
    • Revise, edit, and refine artwork
    • Observational drawing skills
    • Deepen understanding of spatial relationships, proportion, and scale
    • Explore two-point perspective
    • Develop and solve artistic problems and challenges
    • Consider design choices made by artists, architects, and designers
    • Collaborate with peers to create and critique works of art


    • Songs in 2- and 3-parts
    • Tempo and expressive elements
    • Composing, improvising, performing, and notating rhythmic and melodic patterns
    • Creating/arranging compositions
    • History of Western music
    • Music aligned to social studies units

    Opportunity for continuing or beginning band or orchestra instrument small group instruction and ensemble rehearsal

Physical Education and Health

    • Cooperation with others and competition against self
    • Good sportsmanship
    • Aerobic and cooperative activities
    • Team skills in game situations (dribbling, scoring, throwing, catching, passing, striking)
    • Components of fitness and goal setting and fitness assessments
    • Track and field events
    • Nutrition
    • Skin safety
    • Body systems – skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, nervous


    • Using the Big6 Research Process
    • Using keywords
    • Evaluating and using resources
    • Media literacy