Mrs. Graves' 6th Grade

Overview of Annual Curriculum


1st TRIMESTER: Sept./Oct./Nov.


Language Arts

--Literature Unit #1: Al Capone Does My Shirts
--Literature Unit #2: The Boy of the Painted Cave (integrated Social Studies)
--Other Reading: Suth’s Story  and  A Bone from a Dry Sea (integrated Social Studies)
--Writing Unit: Personal Narrative & Descriptive Genres
--Speaking: Current Events

Social Studies
--The Paleolithic Era & Prehistoric Humans

Math
--Compare and order positive and negative fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers and place them on a number line
--Determine the least common multiple and the greatest common divisor of whole numbers
--Use LCM and GCD to solve problems with fractions
--Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of positive fractions
--Apply order of operations and the commutative, associative, and distributive properties to evaluate expressions
--Solve addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems that use positive and negative integers
--Solve integer problems that arise in concrete situations

Science
Earth Science

Arts
Visual Arts, Theatrical Arts, Dance, & Music are integrated across the curriculum throughout the year.


2nd TRIMESTER: Dec./Jan./Feb.

Language Arts

--Literature Unit #3: The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt (integrated Social Studies)
--Other Reading: The Egypt Game and  Black Ships Before Troy (integrated Social Studies)
--Writing Unit: Expository & Technical Genres
--Speaking: Current Events

Social Studies
--Mesopotamia, Egypt, & Kush

--Ancient Hebrews
--Ancient Greece


Math
--Use inverse operation to solve algebraic equations
--Translate verbal equations to algebraic equations
--Use proportions to solve problems
--Use cross multiplication as a method for solving proportion problems
--Convert one unit of measurement to another
--Understand that rate is a measure of one quantity per unit value of another quantity
--Solve problems involving rates, average speed, and time
--Solve problems involving discounts at sales, interest earned, and tips
--Compute the range, mean, median, and mode of data sets
--Recognize outliers and their effect on measures of central tendency
--Identify different ways of selecting a sample

Science
Earth Science

Arts
Visual Arts, Theatrical Arts, Dance, & Music are integrated across the curriculum throughout the year.



3rd TRIMESTER: Mar./Apr./May/June

Language Arts

--Literature Unit #4: The Thieves of Ostia (integrated Social Studies)
--Other Reading: Escape by Sea and  The Bronze Bow (integrated Social Studies)
--Writing Unit: Persuasive & Poetry Genres
--Speaking: Current Events

Social Studies
--Ancient India
--Ancient China
--Ancient Rome

Math
--Represent probabilities as ratios, proportions, decimals and percentages
--Understand the difference between independent and dependent events
--Identify angles as vertical, adjacent, complementary, or supplementary
--Draw quadrilaterals and triangles from given information about them
--Know the formulas for the circumference and area of a circle
--Know and use the formulas for the volume of triangular prisms and cylinders
--Explain the similarities between the volume formulas for triangular prisms, cylinders and rectangular solids
--Use variables in expressions describing geometric quantities
--Express simple geometric relationships using symbols

Science
Earth Science

Arts
Visual Arts, Theatrical Arts, Dance, & Music are integrated across the curriculum throughout the year.