6th Grade - Curriculum Information

6th Grade - Curriculum Information 

Mrs. Wane

Literature

We will be working on numerous strategies in our Reading class this year, including: analyzing characters, making inferences, summarizing, comparing/contrasting, sequencing events and identifying character traits.

 

Students may read a selection of the following novels in addition to possible smaller group novels:

              Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

              Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

              Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor

              A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

              Holes by Lois Sachar

              Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

 

*Videos may be shown over the following books to work on comparison and contrast as well as other skills. If you have a concern about your child viewing these, please let me know. All have a G or PG rating.

       Where the Red Fern Grows, Holes, Roll of Thunder, A Wrinkle in Time

 

Textbook: Literature by Pearson

Website: https://www.pearsonrealize.com/index.html#/

*Student work will be assessed in the following way:

                      Daily Work (40%): Assignments/class participation

                      Assessments/Projects (60%): Quizzes and tests

 

English

Textbook:  Voyages in English by Loyola Press

Wedbsite: https://digital.loyolapress.com/login.php

Two Core Parts - One Cohesive Program

        Part One:  GRAMMAR - Structure of Language

                  Parts of Speech, Usage, Mechanics, Agreement,

                  Punctuation/Capitalization

            Sections: Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, Sentences, Conjunctions, Interjections, Punctuation, and Capitalization            

        Part Two:  WRITTEN AND ORAL COMMUNICATION

                  Traits of effective writing, genre characteristics, word/study

                             skills, seven-step writing process

                 Sections: Personal Narratives, How-to Articles, Descriptions, Persuasive Writing, Expository, Business Letters, Creative Writing, Research

                                  

 Grading:  40% TESTS, 40% DAILY WORK, 20% WRITING

 

SPELLING /VOCABULARY

 

Textbook:  Vocabulary Workshop  - Level A by Sadlier 

Website: https://www.sadlierconnect.com/@4145470

Grading:    35% DAILY WORK, 35% SPELLING TESTS, 30% VOCABULARY QUIZZES

 

Mrs. Guinotte

Science

Welcome to sixth grade science! Our focus this year is earth science. We use Earth and Space Science by McGraw Hill. The books are available online through my website. Students will be given a login and username.

 

Grades: 50%Assignments

             50% Tests (includes projects)

 

Invention Convention: Monday, November 26, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m.

 

Topics of Study:

methods of science

simple machines/work and power

exlporing Earth

Earth's structure

rocks/minerals

geological changes

weathering and soil

volcanoes

plate tectonics

earthquakes

weather and climate

exlporing space

solar systems

stars and galaxies

Students are expected to take notes during class, actively participate, and hand homework in on time.

 

Religion

 

Textbook:Be My Disciples by RCL (Resources for Christian Living)

Website: www.BeMyDisciples.com

 

Grades: Total Points (homework/tests)

 Topics we will cover:

We Believe (Creed)

We Worship (Liturgy and Sacraments)

We Live (Christian Morality)

We Pray (Prayer)

We Celebrate (Liturgical Seasons)

 

Archdiocese Curriculum- Circle of Grace

 

Benzinger Family Life

 

God's Gift of Family

God's Gift of Self

Gods's Gift of Life

God's Gift of Love

God's Gift of Community

 

Mrs. John

Social Studies

Textbook:  World History by Holt McDougal   (COMPLETE BOOK AVAILABLE ONLINE)
         www.hmhsocialstudies.com
                  Username and password required.
               
Content:
         Early Humans and Societies
         Mesopotamia, Egypt, Kush
         Civilization in India and China
         Foundations of Western Ideas
         The Roman World
         Islamic and African Civilizations
         Empires of Asia and the Americas
         Renewal in Europe
                          
Test/Assessment variations:  Performance Assessments; Written tests that include essay questions, multiple choice, fill-in-the blank, true/false, and matching; Open Book/Open Note Tests; Take home tests.  Students will be notified in advance of Performance Assessments.  One-week notice will be given before all tests.

 

STUDY GUIDES will not be given on a regular basis.  Students will be learning how to outline and take notes on their own.
 
Grading:   50% DAILY WORK, 50% ASSESSMENTS
 
Math

 

Textbook: Sadlier-Oxford: Progress in Mathematics

              Assessments: 50%
              Daily Work: 40%

              Simple Solutions: 10%  (Assessments only)

Topics:

       Number sense, Addition and Subtraction

       Multiplication: Whole Numbers and Decimals

       Division: Whole Numbers and Decimals

       Expressions and Equations

       Integers

       Number Theory and Fractions

       Fractions: Addition and Subtraction

       Fractions: Multiplication, Division and Probability

       Data and Statistics

       Geometry    

       Ratio, Proportion and Percent

       Percent Applications

       Measurement

       More Concepts in Algebra

Simple Solutions (for most weeks):

       One assigned per day - checked for completion

       Quizzes every Wednesday      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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