Grade 6 ELA and Math

Grade 6 English Language Arts: Based on the Common Core State Standards

Integration of reading, writing, language, speaking and listening skills that are designed to:

  • Develop depth of understanding
  • Produce effective and well-grounded writing
  • Use effective speaking and listening skills
  • Engage in research/inquiry to investigate, analyze, etc.
  • Involve students in frequent and essential collaboration

1st Quarter Focus: Informative Writing

  1. Cite sources of information.
  2. Draw inferences.
  3. Take information and develop an informative writing.
  4. Define and use figurative language.
  5. Determine meaning of words.
  6. Define tone.
  7. Participate in one on one and group discussions following discussion rules.
  8. Ask and respond to appropriate and relevant questions.
  9. Understand information presented in various formats.
  10. Choose appropriate information for use in writing.
  11. Support a topic with facts, details, quotes, and examples when writing.
  12. Use appropriate transitions when writing.

2nd Quarter Focus: Opinion Writing

  1. Determine a theme.
  2. Determine a plot in a proper sequence.
  3. Understand or view the author’s purpose.
  4. Support a theme with details.
  5. Determine point of view (author, character, reader.
  6. Sequence events occurring.
  7. Present information using proper eye contact, volume, and intonation in a fluent manner.
  8. Demonstrate accurate use of conventions

3rd Quarter Focus: Narrative Writing

  1. Define a point of view.
  2. Compare and contrast stories, dramas and poems when listening or viewing an audio, video, or live version.
  3. Explain how people, situations, and ideas are developed throughout a text.
  4. Delineate a speaker’s argument and claims.
  5. Produce a narrative writing.
  6. Demonstrate use of proper conventions.
  7. Use figurative language.

4th Quarter Focus: Research

  1. Write a research paper.
  2. Gather relevant information from multiple sources.
  3. Compare and contrast various genres
  4. Evaluate claims in a text.
  5. Adapt speech to a variety of tasks.
  6. Use grade-appropriate language and writing conventions.


Grade 6 Mathematics: Based on the Common Core State Standards

  • Develop depth of understanding; explain and apply concepts
  • Carry out mathematical procedures with precision and fluency
  • Construct viable arguments to support reasoning and critique the reasoning of others
  • Analyze complex, real-world scenarios and use mathematics to interpret and problem solve
  • Essential student collaboration in a problem-solving setting

Understanding ratios and rates

  1. Understand that a ratio is a relationship between two quantities and can be written three ways.
  2. Understand the concept of a unit rate.

Writing and solving equations and inequalities

  1. Evaluate and solve real world and mathematical problems with non-negative rational numbers.
  2. Create inequalities to represent a constraint or condition in real world or mathematical problems.
  3. Recognize that inequalities have infinite amount of solutions and can be represented on a number line.

Problem solving with area in 2-D shapes

  1. Evaluate the area of any polygon composing into rectangles or decomposing into rectangles or any other shapes.

Dividing fractions

  1. Analyze and evaluate quotients of fractions and solve word problems involving division of fractions by fractions.

Multi-digit computation and finding common factors and multiples

  1. Fluently add, subtract, multiply and divide multi-digit numbers using the standard algorithm.
  2. Evaluate the greatest common factor of two whole numbers (< and least common multiple of two numbers (< or = .
  3. Evaluate using the distributive property.
  4. Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.

Application of ratio and rates

  1. Evaluate ratio and reasoning to solve real world math problems.
  2. Create ratio tables and evaluate for missing values in ratio tables.
  3. Evaluate unit rate problems.
  4. Apply ratio reasoning to convert measurement units.
  5. Graphing ratios on a coordinate plane.

Reasoning proportionally with percents

  1. Evaluate percent problems as a rate.
  2. Evaluate problems involving finding the whole, given the part, and the percent.

Relationships among variables

  1. Evaluate real world problems with variables representing two quantities that change in relationship to one another.
  2. Analyze the relationship between dependent and independent variables using graphs, tables, and equations.

Absolute value and ordering rational numbers

  1. Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers.
  2. Analyze statements of inequality as statements about the relative position of two numbers on a number line.
  3. Create and evaluate statements of order for rational numbers in real world contexts.
  4. Understand and analyze that the absolute value of a rational number is its distance from zero (apply to real world context.

Relationships in the coordinate plane

  1. Understand that the signs of coordinates in ordered pairs will take you to different quadrants on a coordinate plane.
  2. Graph points on a coordinate plane.
  3. Evaluate real world mathematical problems using a coordinate system (distance between two points and using absolute value.
  4. Create polygons using coordinates (same first coordinate or same second coordinate.
  5. Evaluate attributes of a polygon.

Extending the number system

  1. Understand that positive and negative numbers are used to describe quantities having opposite directions or values.
  2. Recognize that opposite numbers are on different sides of zero on a number line.
  3. Understand the concept of opposites and that (-means opposite.

Analyzing data

  1. Create a display of numerical data (number line, dot plots, histograms, box plots, etc..
  2. Summarize numerical data sets by number of observations, attributes, central tendencies, variability, deviation, and overall pattern.
  3. Analyze the choice of measures of center and variability to the shape of the data distribution.

Data distributions

  1. Understand a statistical question as one that anticipates variability in the data related to the question and accounts for it in the answers.
  2. Understand that a set of data has a distribution that can be described by its center, spread, and shape.
  3. Recognize that a measure of central tendency (mean, median, modesummarizes data to a single number.
  4. Recognize that a single number (rangealso measures variation within the set.
  5. Create a display of numerical data (number line, dot plots, histograms, box plots, etc..
  6. Summarize numerical data sets by number of observations, attributes, central tendencies, variability, deviation, and overall pattern.

Algebraic expressions

  1. Create and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole number exponents.
    1. Create and evaluate expressions with variables.
    2. Understand mathematical terms (sum, term, product, coefficient, etc..
    3. Understand one or more parts of an expression as a single entity.
    4. Evaluate expressions at specific values of variables.
    5. Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables using order of operations with or without ( .
    6. Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.

Understanding equations and inequalities

  1. Understand solving an equation or inequality as the process of answering a question.
  2. Evaluate which values from a specific set (if anymake the equation or inequality true.
  3. Understand that a variable can represent any unknown number.
  4. Write expressions, using variables, when solving real world or mathematical problems.

Problem solving with volume and surface area

  1. Find the volume of right rectangular prism with fractional edge lengths using unit cubes.
  2. Apply the formulas V = lwh and V = Bh to find the volumes. (B=area of the base
    1. Find volume in real world and mathematical problems.
    2. Create 3-D figures using nets made up rectangles and triangles to find surface area.
    3. Apply these techniques to real world and mathematical problems.

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