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By the end of Grade 6, students will:
  • demonstrate the ability to locate given scripture readings by book, chapter, and verse
  • identify the covenant between God and God's people
  • recognize connections between the kingdom of Israel in Old Testament history and the kingdom of God in the New Testament
  • realize individuals play vital roles in religious awareness through their answer to God's call
  • develop an appreciation for and broader responsiveness to various forms of prayer
Language Arts
By the end of Grade 6, students will:
In Literature:
  • recognize, define, and evaluate story elements: plot, setting, and characters in short stories and novels
  • provide evidence from a piece of literature to support understanding
  • decode accurately and understand new words encountered in reading materials
  • recognize and evaluate figurative language in prose and poetry
  • critically read and understand non-fiction
In Writing:
  • organize ideas and information in well-developed compositions for various purposes: description, narrative, exposition, and persuasion
  • write a succinct summary of a reading selection
  • write a research report
  • compose a narrative poem
  • apply the conventions of usage, mechanics, spelling, and syntax to writing pieces
  • create an outline of a content area reading selection
In Grammar:
  • make subjects and verbs agree in tense
  • identify prepositional phrases
  • diagram simple sentences
In Vocabulary:
  • use, spell, and apply appropriate vocabulary
By the end of Grade 6, students will:
  • use statistics to analyze data
  • round, add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers and decimals
  • read and interpret bar graphs
  • express ratios in three forms
  • find circumferences and areas of circles
  • identify three-dimensional figures from different perspectives
  • estimate areas of compound figures
  • express a probability as a fraction, ratio, decimal or percent
  • using formulas find volumes of prisms and cylinders
  • predict possible outcomes using probability and statistics
  • compare and order integers up to two digits
  • graph ordered pairs on a grid
By the end of Grade 6 Earth and Space Science, students will:
  • Conduct lab experiments and analyze data
  • Use critical thinking to create solutions to real world problems
  • Read, analyze and create physical and topographic maps
  • Explain the processes of weathering, erosion, and deposition and how they change the Earth’s surface
  • Identify and assess evidence for Earth’s history
  • Explain the process of plate tectonics
  • Describe the process of the rock cycle and identify properties of minerals
  • Identify the gases in the Earth's atmosphere
  • Describe what determines climate
  • Describe energy transfer in the atmosphere and in Earth’s layers
  • Describe how weather is associated with fronts
  • Classify resources as natural, renewable, and non-renewable 
  • Explain the reason for Earth’s seasons, eclipses, and tides
  • Identify phases of the moon
  • Map our solar system and its relative size to the universe
Social Studies
By the end of Grade 6, students will:
  • understand and name types of national government
  • understand the factors contributing to the rise of civilization
  • explain the causes of the rise and fall of empires
  • analyze the influences of geography on human history
  • use primary source materials to understand historical events
  • interpret and create maps, charts, and diagrams related to content
  • be familiar with contributions from the arts, architecture, literature, and thought of early civilizations
  • distinguish similarities/differences among major world religions
World Language – French
By the end of Grade 6, students will:
  • study the culture of new peoples and countries where the target language is spoken
  • possess a new understanding of new customs
  • have a basic appreciation for the art and music of another culture
  • be exposed to some basic vocabulary on such topics as numbers, classroom commands, the family, food, time, and colors
World Language - Latin
Exploratory Latin introduces Sixth Grade students to the study of the Latin language and the life and culture of the Roman Empire. In particular, students will learn:
  • Latin expressions and words for persons and objects associated with the classroom and family. Students will use these words in classroom conversation and in written assignments.
  • how to use basic inflectional elements of the Latin language (for example, gender endings) in simple sentences and questions.
  • information about important public institutions of ancient Rome and famous personages in Roman history.
  • what life was like in Rome 2000 years ago.
  • the value of the Latin language and Roman culture to modern-day Americans.
World Language – Spanish
By the end of Grade 6, students will:
  • possess a new understanding of new customs
  • have a basic appreciation for the art and music of another culture
  • be exposed to some basic vocabulary on such topics as numbers, classroom commands, the family, food, time, and colors
Computer Technology
By the end of Grade 6, students will:
  • demonstrate ethical behavior relating to security, privacy, passwords, and personal information
  • demonstrate understanding of copyright by citing sources in papers, projects, and multimedia presentations
  • use keyboarding skills to increase accuracy and productivity
  • create and modify a database relevant to classroom assignments
  • search and sort information using more than one criterion
  • use word processing/desktop publishing applications to create documents related to content areas
  • evaluate electronic information for appropriateness and usefulness
By the end of Grade 6, students will:
  • use simple musical notation to retain and create musical ideas and perform in terms of musical elements and structure (e.g., pitch, rhythm, texture, and form)
Progressively from Grade 5 through Grade 8, students will:
  • expand the repertoire of 2-D and 3-D art processes, techniques, and materials with a focus on the range of effects possible within each medium, such as: 2-D transparent and opaque media, wet, dry, stippled, blended, wash effects, printmaking, etc.
  • create artwork that demonstrates an awareness of the range and purpose of such tools as pens, brushes, markers, etc.
  • use the appropriate vocabulary related to the methods, materials, and techniques students have learned and used previously
  • learn the elements and principles of design and be able to demonstrate knowledge of the following skills:
    • for color: use and be able to identify hues, values, intermediate shades, tints, tones, colors, etc. and demonstrate awareness of color by painting objective studies from life and free-form abstractions that employ relative properties of color
    • for line: use and be able to identify various types of line, for example in contour drawings, calligraphy, freehand drawings, etc.
    • for texture: use and be able to differentiate between surface texture and the illusion of texture (visual texture)
    • for shape: form and pattern, use and be able to identify an expanding and increasingly sophisticated array of shapes and forms, such as organic, geometric, positive and negative, or varieties of symmetry
    • for space and composition: create unified 2-D and 3-D compositions that demonstrate an understanding of balance, repetition, scale, rhythm, harmony and emphasis
    • create 2-D and 3-D representational artwork from direct observation in order to develop skills of perception, discrimination, physical coordination, and memory of detail
    • create symbolic artwork by substituting symbols for objects, relationships or ideas
    • create artwork that employs use of free form from symbolic imagery that demonstrates personal invention, and/or conveys ideas and emotions (e.g., conflict/cooperation, happiness/grief, excitement/repose)
    • produce work that show understanding of the concept of craftsmanship
    • demonstrate ability to describe preliminary concepts verbally, to visualize concepts in clear schematic layouts, and to organize and complete projects
    • maintain a portfolio of sketches and finished work
    • create and prepare artwork for group or individual public exhibitions
    • demonstrate a fundamental awareness of architectural styles and the ways that these have influences painting and sculpture
Physical Education
By the end of Grade 6, students will:
  • identify the major behaviors that contribute to wellness (exercise, nutrition, hygiene, rest, and recreation)
  • adjust or modify pattern movements for greater efficiency or success
  • demonstrate a knowledge of fundamental skills of individual, dual, and team sports
  • know the strategies involved in individual, dual, and team sports
  • develop a basic understanding of the importance of teamwork and working within a team or group effectively