**In Sixth Grade students will acquire the following skills:**

**Reading:**

- Understand and appreciate various genre of literature
- Read as a process for information and for pleasure
- Use context clues
- Arrange ideas sequentially
- Understand grade level content
- Identify point of view
- Make inferences and generalizations
- Analyze cause and effect
- Make predictions
- Understand etymology of grade level vocabulary

**Grammar and Writing:**

- Use descriptive language in writing and speaking
- Use stages of the writing process
- Write effective sentences and paragraphs
- Understand and properly use parts of speech
- Proof and edit own work identifying common usage errors

**Math:**

- Compute and estimate with whole numbers
- Evaluate powers
- Use the order of operations to evaluate expressions, including expressions that contain variables
- Measure lengths and find perimeter and area of geometric figures
- Find actual lengths from scale drawings
- Create and interpret frequency tables and line plots
- Plot points in the first quadrant to make line graphs
- Interpret circle graphs
- Describe data using mean, median, mode, and range
- Explore decimals to the hundred-thousandths
- Model decimals using money and metric
- Order decimals using a number line
- Round decimals
- Find the sum or difference or difference of two decimals or a decimal and a whole number
- Use the distributive property and area models to multiply decimals
- Divide decimals by whole numbers and other decimals
- Use metric measurements for mass, capacity, and length
- Relate prime factorization to the greatest common factor and to the least common multiple of pairs of numbers
- Find equivalent fractions and order numbers
- Convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions or mixed numbers
- Rewrite fractions as decimals and explore repeating decimals
- Add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers
- Add and subtract measures of time
- Multiply and divide with fractions and mixed numbers
- Understand customary units for weight, capacity, and length
- Simplify and find equivalent ratios and rates and calculate and use ratios and rates
- Solve proportions formed by pairs of equal ratios or rates
- Understand percent in circle graphs, discounts, tax, and simple interest
- Identify segments, lines, planes, and angles
- Name and classify triangles and quadrilaterals by their sides and angles
- Identify similar and congruent figures and find lines of symmetry
- Find the area of parallelograms, triangles, and circles
- Find the circumference of circles
- Classify solids and find the volume and surface area of rectangular prisms
- Compare and order integers
- Add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers
- Use their knowledge of integers to plot points in the coordinate plane and do translations, reflections, and rotations in the plane
- Write variable expressions and equations
- Solve one-step equations by undoing operations in order to isolate the variable
- Find the probability of an event
- Use tree diagrams and tables to list outcomes
- Make stem-and-leaf plots and box-whisker plots

**Science:**

- Describe components of the universe and their relationships to each other, including stars, planets and their moons, solar systems, and galaxies
- Use units of measurement appropriately (SI units, astronomical units, light years)

- Describe how Earth’s rotation, Earth’s axial tilt, and distance from the equator cause variations in the heating and cooling of various locations on Earth
- Explain what causes the phases of the moon, lunar and solar eclipses, and ocean tides
- Identify and give evidence for the plate tectonic theory
- Identify global patterns of atmospheric movement, including El Niño, the Gulf Stream, the jet stream, the Coriolis effect, and global winds that influence local weather
- Describe factors that cause changes to Earth’s surface over time
- Describe water and carbon biogeochemical cycles and their effects on Earth’s systems
- Utilize latitude and longitude to determine position on a map
- Evaluate landforms based on topographic information
- Utilize geologic information to evaluate potential for natural hazards
- Explain the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources and why uneven distribution of these resources occurred during past ages
- Evaluate sources of potential human impact on the biosphere and propose alternative solutions
- Discuss the effect of increasing globalization on human behaviors, beliefs, and values