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
Bornblum Jewish Community School.

Bornblum Jewish Community School.