Sixth Grade
Sixth Grade Learning Objectives:
Language Arts
Reading:
The students will be able to (TSWBAT):

Understand the meaning of the prefixes: re, pre, de, co, extra, over, trans, un, dis, mis, non, im, and in.

Understand the meaning of suffixes able/ible, er/or, less, and ous/ful

Understand and use synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms (homophones and homographs) in context

Use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words, multiple meaning words, and compound words

Infer meaning and draw conclusions from explicitly state text and implied textual information

Identify author’s purpose: inform, persuade, entertain, and explain

Compare and contrast information from multiple sources

Determine cause and effect from written text

Identify and describe story elements; character, setting, and plot (conflict/resolution)

Identify simile and metaphors (basic and extended) and personification.

Identify alliteration, idiom, hyperbole, and onomatopoeia

Determine main idea from written text

Sequence; determine events in correct order

Identify/determine persuasive elements: of bias, assumption, validity of source and stereotyping

Determine if a statement is true, false, fact, opinion or inference.

Use reference skills: finding information in the table of contents, glossary, and index, and understanding text organization
Language:
The students will be able to (TSWBAT):

Generate a main idea appropriate to the type of writing

Select organizational strategies appropriate for writing

Apply and appropriate writing format for purpose and audience

Revise draft for meaning, clarity, and effective sequencing

Add details to more effectively accomplish the purpose of writing

Apply and add transition words to clarify sequence.

Rearrange words, sentences, and paragraphs to enhance writing style

Edit the draft using an editing checklist with common editing marks

Spell correctly grad 6 highfrequency words

Apply spelling rules appropriate to grade level and spell accurately

Identify complex sentences with subject and verb agreement

Use correctly: future verb tenses, adjectives, personal pronouns, conjunctions, adverbs

Apply capitalization correctly in writing

Use quotation marks and commas to punctuate dialogue
Math
The students will be able to (TSWBAT):

Order and Compare decimals through thousandths

Add and subtract decimals with horizontal and vertical alignment

Multiply whole numbers and decimals with 2digit multipliers with horizontal and vertical alignment

Organize and use data in tables, graphs, and charts in order to answer questions

Solve everyday story problems

Use order of operations with and without exponents

Divide decimals with the decimal point in the dividend, divisor, and/or both

Determine GCF/LCM given a set of whole numbers

Identify fractions in lowest terms and find equivalency

Convert improper fractions to mixed numbers and mixed numbers to improper fractions

Convert decimals, fractions, and percents

Add and subtract with like and unlike denominators simplifying and regrouping as necessary

Measure with customary and metric units

Understand and use proportion and ratios

Determine probability of certain outcomes

Estimate with whole numbers and decimals

Calculate perimeter, area, and volume of various shapes