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6th Grade Expectations

Reading

Basic Signal Words

  • Who
  • Where
  • What
  • When
  • Why
  • How

Story Elements

  • Character
  • Setting
  • Problem
  • Conflict
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Climax
  • Solution
  • Resolution

Text Types

  • Technical
  • Narrative
  • Expository
  • Persuasive

Word Meaning

  • Context Clues

Word Structure

  • Root Words
  • Prefixes
  • Suffixes

Figurative Language

  • Similes
  • Metaphors
  • Analogies
  • Hyperbole
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Personification
  • Idioms

Text Features

  • Title
  • Headings
  • Subheadings
  • Topic
  • Summary Sentences
  • Graphs
  • Charts
  • Maps
  • Table of Contents
  • Pictures/Illustrations
  • Boldface Type
  • Italics
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Captions
  • Sidebars
  • Underlining
  • Numbered or Bulleted Lists

Text Structures

  • Inferences
  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Sequence
  • Problem Solution
  • Compare/Contrast
  • Description
  • Cause/Effect
  • Fact/Opinion
  • Topic
  • Main idea
  • Supporting Details
  • Summarizing
  • Paraphrasing
  • Retelling
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Author’s Position

Spelling

  • Spell age appropriate words
    • Prefixes
    • Suffixes
    • Root Words
    • Other Endings
    • Word Origins

Language

  • Determines the meaning of figurative language
  • Use and Understand the eight parts of speech

Handwriting

  • Writes legibly

Creative Writing

  • Writes a multi-paragraph essay

Math

  • Compare and order numbers
    • Integers
    • Fractions
    • Decimals (to the thousandths place)
  • Convert percents, decimals, and fractions
  • Divide numbers by 2 digit numbers and express remainders as a fraction
  • Use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to complete number patterns
  • Solves real world problems using one or more of the following:
    • Addition
    • Subtraction
    • Multiplication
    • Division
  • Write and solve one step equations for real world situations using +, -, x, /
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals through the thousandths place
  • Know rational #’s must be able to be written as a fraction
  • Order positive and negative fractions and decimals to see which is larger/smaller
  • Solve real world problems using area and perimeter
  • Classify angles and triangles by features
  • Convert within the metric system using prefixes for
    • Length
    • Mass
    • Volume
  • Flips
  • Turns
  • Slides
  • List possible results of an experiment with 2 events that happen together, but are not related
  • Ratio
  • Identify/Plot points on a coordinate system divided into 4 areas
  • Estimate to check the reasonability of answers

Science

  • Understand the scientific process
  • Understand concepts and properties of:
    • Matter
    • Life Science
    • Earth Processes

Social Studies

  • Understand basic systems of
    • Government
    • USA
    • Others
    • Economics
  • Be able to use maps
  • Locate various world civilizations
  • Describe processes that divide and unite people
  • Understand origins, accomplishments, and beliefs of early civilizations

Behaviors

  • Have age appropriate listening skills
  • Have a well developed sense of responsibility for
    • Behavior
    • Personal items
    • School tasks
  • Have respect for:
    • Self
    • Peers
    • All authority figures

Routines and Expectations

  • Arrives on time, with all materials and a willingness to cooperate
  • Care for and value school property