## Grade 6 at a Glance

Hampton School District

Grade 6 at a Glance

Language Arts

• Reading Literature -  genre exploration, character analysis, making personal connections, inferencing, analyzing multiple sources, and summarizing

• Nonfiction/Informational - summarizing, using text-based evidence to support claims, research for science and social studies.

• Speaking and Listening- collaborative discussion, summarizing, reporting on topics, adapt speaking to the task and audience

• Writing

• Process: brainstorm, use graphic organizers, draft, revise, conference, and edit

• Product: narrative, informational, persuasive argument

• Language - parts of speech, usage, punctuation, capitalization, spelling patterns, Spelling Connections, word origin

Math Topics

• The Number System - Computational and problem solving skills with operations on decimals, fractions, absolute value, rational numbers, creating number lines, and the coordinate plane.

• Ratios and Proportional Relationships - Ratio relationships, unit rates, and percents.

• Expressions and Equations - Write, read, and evaluate expressions, and solve real world problems with equations and inequalities.

• Geometry - Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.

• Statistics and Proportional Relationships - Display and summarize numerical data sets, and develop understanding of statistical variability.

Science Topics

• Cellular Biology - structure, characteristics, and systems of living things

• Ecology -  interactions of organisms including the human impact

• Astronomy - solar system scale, sun/earth/moon relationships and gravity

• Waves - simple models and digital vs. analog relationships

• STEM and Scientific inquiry

Social Studies

• Early Humans

• Mesopotamia

• Ancient Egypt

• Ancient Greece

• Ancient Rome

• Medieval Era

• Mesoamerica

Supporting Learning at Home

• Homework is posted on Google Classroom.

• Homework is given nightly in multiple subject-areas.

• Students should read regularly at home.

• Students may also be assigned book projects.

• Homework is generally meant for students to do independently, but we encourage checking your child’s work.

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