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Sixth Grade Curriculum

Judaic Curriculum

Secular Curriculum

Language Arts/Writing

  • Capitalizes and punctuates direct quotation.
  • Recognizes and appropriately uses standard or non-standard grammar in writing.
  • Creative writing includes introduction, plot, conflict, conclusion.
  • Creative writing includes developing characterization.
  • Expository and factual writing includes a central theme or thesis.
  • Writes a two or three para graph essay or report; uses topic sentences, supporting details, a variety of sentence structures.
  • Writes a speech or oral report with introductory statement Develops proofreading skills.


  • Estimates decimal numbers to thousandths # Solves problems involving + - X and division of common fractions and decimal fractions.
  • Solves word problems involving all 4 basic operations with decimals and common fractions.
  • Determines area, perimeter, volume and mass * Divides decimals by decimals and whole numbers.
  • Uses a protractor to measure angles and solves problems using calculators.
  • Calculates with mixed numbers and reciprocals, fractions and decimals.
  • Writes decimals as fractions and percents.
  • Uses ratio to solve problems.
  • Calculates interest.
  • Solves word problems involving decimals, percent, discount, interest.
  • Uses concepts of divisibility.
  • Uses order of operations to solve expressions.
  • Uses formulas to find perimeter, area, volume.
  • Creates scale drawing.
  • Uses greatest common factor and least common multiple.
  • Estimates answers to + - X and division problems.


  • Applies skills to determine root words with or without spelling changes before endings or suffixes.
  • Utilizes context clues, pronoun referents, connotations of words, conventions of written English.
  • Interprets character's motivation.
  • Recognizes fact within historical fiction.
  • Reads for pleasure a variety of literary styles.
  • Reads and responds in a variety of ways to non-fiction material.
  • Reads orally with expression and illustrating understanding of dramatic content.
  • Locates information from a variety of sources: telephone books, catalogs, newspapers, maps, etc.
  • Follows written instructions to complete a complex construction task.
  • Listens to and/or reads a variety of high quality literature
  • Identifies values and beliefs of own and other cultures from literature.


Life Science:

  • Plants - Growth and Responses Animals - Tissues, organs, and systems.
  • Organization of multicellular organisms.
  • Animal Adaptations - Looks that protect Behavior and instinct Ecology - Climate and Life.

Physical Science:

  • Matter and Atoms - Acids, Bases & Salts.
  • Chemical Changes in Matter.
  • Energy - Light Energy Reflection and Refraction.
  • Using Electricity - Electrons Waves; Transistors.

Earth Science:

  • Earth - The Earth's Resources 9 Changes in the Earth's Crust Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Mountain building.
  • Space - Exploring Space.
  • Weather - Forecasting the Weather.

The Human Body:

  • Control Systems of the Body: nervous system; brain and spinal cord; endocrine system.
  • Growth and Development - New organism: development of organs and systems before hatching or birth.
  • Passing on information: chromosomes.

Social Studies:

  • World History: Development of human societies
  • Geography of the world: continents and oceans; political and relief maps; latitude and longitude.
  • Development and characteristics of civilization.
  • Cradles of civilization: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Middle Ages.