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SIXTH GRADE CURRICULUM

ENGLISH CURRICULUM
 
GOALS:

The student will:

 
  1. recognize and apply in writing subjects in unusual order and complements (indirect object, subject complements- predicate nouns, predicate adjectives)
  2. identify and describe nouns (predicate nouns, direct object, indirect object, object of a preposition) correctly in writing
  3. identify and apply pronouns (reflexive, intensive, interrogatives, demonstrative, pronoun-antecedent agreement, indefinite) correctly in writing
  4. define verbs as transitive or intransitive and identify the principal parts of verbs correctly in sentences (principle parts of verbs, progressive form, perfect tenses)
  5. recognize other words used as adjectives in writing, and identify predicate adjectives in sentences
  6. identify and apply adverbs in sentences and recognize double negatives
  7. identify and properly use prepositions, prepositional phrases, conjunctions, and interjections
  8. apply rules for using parentheses, dashes, apostrophes, and punctuating titles correctly in writing
  9. use of technology to apply the writing process using outline, revising, proofreading, editing, and final copy
 
 
MATH CURRICULUM
 

GOALS

The student will:

  1. expand whole numbers using exponential place values; multiply by three digit numbers and zero; divide by 2 and 3 digit numbers and zero representing the remainder as a fraction; simplify in horizontal form; simplifying using order of operations.
  2. estimate in the four operations using front end with the set of whole numbers and decimals, and round decimals to a variety of place values.
  3. read and write decimals numerals, compare three digit decimals, apply operations to simplify expressions, and word problems, set expressions in horizontal form, apply Order of Operations using only two of the steps and one quantity, and apply short cuts to multiplication and division.
  4. identify the parts of a fraction and read it three ways,  find equivalent fractions, use prime factorization using expanded form and exponential form of primes, to find Least Common Multiple and Greatest Common factor, convert fractions from one type to another.
  5. simplify fractions through the four operations in horizontal form.
  6. find range, mean, median, and mode of data, and interpret graphs from media sources
 
 
 
READING/LITERATURE CURRICULUM
 
 

GOALS

The student will:

  1. use word relationships and structural analysis to increase vocabulary.
  2. apply reference and study skills to all subject areas.
  3. identify and apply literally and inferential comprehension skills.
  4. recognize various literary genres and their characteristics.
  5. read independently for information.
  6. apply pre-reading strategies to aid comprehension with preview and prediction using evidence.
  7. apply post-reading skills to demonstrate comprehension of text.
  8. identify relationships between main ideas and supporting details.
  9. draw conclusions and summarize grade level literature.
  10. define literary forms: climax, and resolution.
  11. use technology to do author research.
 
 
 RELIGION CURRICULUM
 

GOALS

The student will:

1.      examine the two creation stories and how they apply to us today

2.      identify the Patriarchs, Prophets, and Kings of the Old Testament and describe their                           contributions to the growth of our faith

3.      describe the meaning of “covenant” in human experience and the special meaning of         “covenant” between God and His people

4.      apply Catholic Social Teaching through the lessons of Scripture

5.      explain how Jesus is the fulfillment of the Old Testament Covenant

6.      locate various stories and Books of the Bible

7.      interpret various stories of the Bible

8.      utilize and develop multiple forms of prayer: formal, spontaneous, prayer service, scripture,   and spiritual reflection

 

 

 

SCIENCE CURRICULUM

 

GOALS:

The student will:

1.      explain how producers, consumers, and decomposers interact

2.      describe a food web and an energy pyramid

3.      explain how environmental changes affect an ecosystem

4.      classify animals-vertebrates and invertebrates and discuss their diversity within each category

5.      introduce body systems

6.      describe main features of land and water biomes

7.      recognize the levels of classification

8.      name and describe the important characteristics of kingdoms into which all organisms are groups

9.      compare and contrast autotrophs and heterotrophs

10.    learn to navigate the science textbook on the computer to supplement the lessons

 

 
 
SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM

 

GOALS

The student will:

  1. locate and describe geographic places using absolute and relative location
  2. locate major cities and nations of the world using various political maps
  3. understand the historical roots of major world migration patterns and cultural foundations
  4. describe characteristics of different cultures, including languages, religions, and ethnic background
  5. identify how government and economic systems affect every day life of citizens around the world
  6. explain how supply and demand influence movement of goods and services in a free market economy
  7. compare and contrast the Mayan, Incan, and Aztec cultures
  8. analyze ancient river civilizations found in Africa and Asia
  9. distinguish between the Roman Empire and Greek civilization
  10. use the internet to create a product using multiple resources