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Sixth Grade Curriculum

Holy Spirit students in Sixth Grade will:
  • Explore the Old Testament and understand how it prepares the chosen people of God for the coming of Jesus Christ
  • Participate in the special seasons of the Church's liturgical year
  • Enhance their commitment to Catholic values and church teachings in their daily lives (supported by their readings from RCL Benziger's Family Life series) 
  • Pray daily as a community of faith
  • Manipulate addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, positive        fractions, positive decimals and positive and negative integers
  • Identify ratios, proportions, percentages, probability, logic and statistics with estimating measurement, geometry and graphing
  • Apply a focus on algebraic thinking and conceptual problem solving
  • Experience an enriched curriculum through application of higher-level problem-solving techniques
  • Benefit from a variety of supplemental teaching techniques
  • Describe types of character traits; inferred, physical, and descriptive
  • Build vocabulary to describe character 
  • Compare and contrast types of stories: drama, poems, audio, and video
  • Determining the central theme/main idea within a story
  • Determine the setting of a piece of literature
  • Analyze plot and how it unfolds throughout a story
  • Analyze characters and how they change throughout a story
  • Apply the above skills through the study of three novels: Esperanza Rising, The Egypt Game, and Hatchet
  • Determine theme/central idea within an informational text
  • Summarize details from text
  • Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text
  • Analyze how a sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text
  • Compose personal narratives, informative research-based writing, and opinion writing
  • Create short stories and poems
  • Summarize events in student’s lives in their writing journals 
  • Use story starters for creative writing
  • Apply their writing skills to cross curricular subject writing
  • Discover the structure of life and learn how cells are the basic unit of life
  • Explore a cell’s cycle and use a microscope to observe cell division
  • Analyze the interactions between factors and organisms in ecosystems
  • Research how weather affects the world’s climate
  • Attend a week-long Science Camp
  • Analyze the key traits of ancient civilizations from 3500 B.C. to 476 A.D
  • Explore civilizations of early humankind
  • Map the progress of technology through the ages
  • Enrich their learning through a variety of hands-on projects and educational tools