6th Grade Curricula

6th Grade Course Overviews by Content Area
Provided below are brief overviews of the content taught in core academic classes.  For more specific information regarding the scope and sequence of each curriculum, please utilize our curriculum maps, which can be found in Rubicon Atlas..


Language Arts
Students in ELA 6 read both fiction and nonfiction, with close attention to key ideas and details, craft, structure, and the integration of new ideas and knowledge. Reading units include Story Elements, Character Analysis, Text Structures of Nonfiction, and Biography/Memoir. Students write opinion, informational, and narrative pieces, using the craft elements and organization appropriate to each. Sixth grade grammar includes a review of parts of speech (with a particular focus on pronouns), subject-verb agreement and subject/predicate. Students learn Greek and Latin affixes and roots to develop vocabulary and improve fluency.

Math

Math 6 focuses on four critical areas: (1) using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; (2) understanding division of fractions; (3) using expression and equations; and (4) understanding of statistical reasoning. 


Science
6th Grade Science provides an inquiry-based approach to Earth and Space Science. Our units include Earth’s Water & Atmosphere, Geologic Processes & History, Earth & Human Activity, and Space Science. We focus on the forces at work, and the results these forces have had, on our physical world. Students research, create projects and investigate the Earth, planets, stars and space.

Social Studies