Sixth grade students will read literature across several genres. In addition to the Literature textbook, students will experience novels, short stories, nonfiction prose, poetry, dramas, and folk literature. Literature is used as a base to teach and increase writing, grammar, mechanics, vocabulary, speaking and listening skills to sixth grade students. Accelerated Reader is used to expand students’ reading comprehension.
Language Arts- English
Sixth grade students will continue to expand and use their knowledge of language to improve writing, speaking, reading, and listening skills. Students will learn to write both informational and creative compositions. Grammar, sentence structure, and vocabulary building will enable students to write across the curriculum.
The sixth grade math curriculum covers: operations on whole numbers, fractions, decimals, perimeter and area of geometric figures, graphs, probability, ratio & proportion, measurement in standard and metric measure, transformations and equivalents, ratios, rational number operations, writing and evaluating algebraic expressions, writing and solving equations, basic geometry, entry level statistics and probability.
Sixth grade religion curriculum expands the student’s knowledge of Faith through Biblical study of the Old Testament with emphasis on the Book of Genesis. Sixth graders learn that all people are made in the image of God and that the Bible tells this story which is the recorded history of God’s merciful love towards His people. Students continue to study the Church’s liturgical seasons with emphasis on the parts of the Mass. Students learn that formation in the Catholic Faith is life-long and they are taught the importance of being good stewards of their faith.
Sixth grade science students study physical and Earth science. Units include dynamics of the Earth’s atmosphere, weather and climate, watershed and wetland ecosystems, and organization and relationships within the Solar System. Students will learn to use the scientific method for use in experimentation and lab reports. Sixth grade students will be responsible for an individual science fair project. All projects will be entered in a school competition with selected projects being entered at the Diocesan and Northeast Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair competitions.
Sixth grade students, within the framework of the Six Essential Elements of Geography, an organizing framework for understanding the world and its people, study the ancient civilizations that have shaped the modern world. Students learn map skills that enable them to analyze the purposes of map projections (political, physical, special purpose) and understand the application of various types of maps. The curriculum also focuses on the topics of economics, civics and governments within ancient civilizations and explores how democratic concepts developed in ancient Greek and Roman Civilizations are reflected in American Constitutional democracy and the American political process.