6th Grade

Religion

The 6th grade Religion curriculum revolves around the structure of the Bible with a focus on the Old Testament. Important topics and concepts include:

  • Religious truths contained in Old Testament stories
  • A study of the patriarchs and the fulfillment of their covenant with God
  • The development of God’s relationship with His chosen people
  • Connections between Old and New Testament teachings

In addition to our text, the curriculum is also enriched by the following:

  • Activities and celebrations during feast days and liturgical seasons
  • Mass participation and preparation
  • Preparation of, participation in and leading prayer and prayer services
  • The Lures Program “Protecting God’s Children” which is required by the Archdiocese
  • The steps program to enhance interpersonal communication skills among young people and address conflict resolution and bullying
  • Classroom service projects, such as participation in the “Gift of Love” program and FreeRice.com

Reading and Language Arts

Use of a variety of challenging text selections including short stories, poetry, novels and informational texts to focus on:

  • Reading comprehension skills like sequencing, visualizing, recognizing cause and effect, identifying main idea and supporting detail, and distinguishing fact vs. opinion
  • Introduction of analytical skills through application of literary devices such as plot elements, setting, conflict, characterization, and point of view
  • Clarification of word meanings and use dictionary and context clues to increase working vocabulary
  • Connection of reading texts with real life experiences through dynamic field trips

Development of written and oral communication:

  • Application of grammar concepts in oral and written expression through the use of both the Shurley Method and the traditional Warriner’s grammar.
  • Complex paragraph structure and development covering the four writing purposes: narrative, descriptive, expository and persuasive
  • Practice of the writing process which includes drafting, revising, and publishing, with an emphasis on prewriting and organizing

Math

  • Students are placed in Math classes based on their abilities and a placement test. Levels include:
    • Accelerated
    • Advanced
    • Average
    • Regular
  • Students apply Common Core concepts involving decimals, fractions, ratios, proportions, and analyzing data and graphs
  • Advanced students are place in 7th grade Pre-Algebra

Science

  • Interrelationship of Science Disciplines: life, physical, geology and astronomy
  • Exploration of the earth in detail and an understanding of how man uses the natural resources of the earth
  • Study of the solar system and its relationship with the Earth

Social Study

  • Utilization of map skills and identify countries on world maps
  • Identification of world geographic landforms, climates and regions
  • Description of significant civilizations and events during the Middle Ages through the Modern Era