Sixth Grade Content Standards

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Reading/Language Arts

01     Read grade-level materials fluently.
02     Use a variety of strategies to develop vocabulary.
03     Read and comprehend fiction to demonstrate understanding.
04     Read and comprehend nonfiction to demonstrate understanding.
05     Use resources to locate and evaluate appropriate information.
06     Self-select and independently read fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
07     Present information orally demonstrating consideration of audience and purpose.
08     Apply the rules of grammar, usage, punctuation, paragraphing, and spelling in various forms of writing.
09     Use the writing process (pre-write, write, revise/edit, rewrite, publish) to communicate.
10     Produce a descriptive writing sample on demand.
11     Use note taking, outlining and summarizing strategies to record and present information.
12     Apply listening skills for a variety of purposes.
13     Participate and contribute to group discussions to acquire new knowledge.
14     Recognize and compare people from varied backgrounds and cultures.

Math

01     Demonstrate knowledge of equivalencies and relationships among integers, fractions, decimals, and percents.
02     Utilize estimation and the four operations to solve problems with whole numbers, integers, decimals, and
          fractions.
03     Measure quantities in both standard and metric units and convert within the same system.
04     Apply geometric properties of congruency, similarity, symmetry, and transformation.
05     Determine area and circumference of circles.
06     Use data analysis, probability, and statistics to make predictions and decisions.
07     Develop and solve multiple-step equations using one variable.
08     Identify, develop, and apply strategies to solve problems using real-life situations.

Science

01     Examine problems using scientific inquiry.
02     Integrate unifying concepts and processes in science experiences.
03     Investigate and explore the principles of magnetism and motors.
04     Investigate the diversity of organisms on Earth and the effects of technology on populations, resources,
          and the environment.
05     Examine the relationship between rocks, soils, and erosion.

Social Studies

Focus - Western Hemisphere: Canada, Latin America,
Australia and Western Europe
01     CULTURE - Describe the elements of culture and its influence in Canada, Latin America, Australia, and
         Western Europe.
02     HISTORY/GEOGRAPHY - Compare and contrast historical periods and geography of Canada, Latin America,
          Australia, and Western Europe.
          Interpret and use information from maps and globes.
03     ECONOMICS - Explain how economic decisions in one region affect other regions.
04     CITIZENSHIP/GOVERNMENT - Compare and contrast governments in Canada, Latin America, Australia, and
          Western Europe.