6th Grade School Curriculum
I. Reading
 Story elements
 Author’s purpose
 Theme
 Plot
 Setting
 Main idea
 Literature based curriculum (last quarter)
 2 novel minimum
 Study of:
 Setting
 Character development
 Theme
 Plot
II. Math
 Addition and subtraction
 Open sentences and equations
 Solving equations
 Properties of addition
 Evaluating expressions
 Problem solving
 Multiplication and division

Properties of multiplication and
division

Order of operations

Distributive property

Simplifying expressions

Solving equations

Problem solving
 Decimals

Place value and metric prefixes

Rounding and comparing decimals

Addition, subtraction,
multiplication, and division

Estimation

Problem
Solving: Multistep problems

Number Theory

Finding factors and multiples

Divisibility tests

Prime and composite numbers

Powers and exponents

Scientific notation

Prime factorization

Greatest common factor (GCF)

Least common multiple (LCM)

Sequences

Fractions

Equivalent fractions and simplest
form

Mixed numerals

Addition and subtraction with like
and unlike denominators

Addition and subtraction with mixed
numerals

Multiplication

Multiplicative inverses

Division

Writing fractions as decimals and
decimals as fractions

Ratios, proportions, and percentages

Fractions, decimals, and percents

Using decimals in percent problems

Discounts and interest

Geometry

Angles, perpendicular, and parallel
lines

Polygons, quadrilaterals, and
triangles

Measurement

Metric & customary units

Perimeter, area, and circumference

Rectangles, parallelograms,
triangles, trapezoids, and circles

Probability and statistics

Using true diagrams

Using multiplication

Probability of independent events

Probability of dependent events

Mean, mode, and median
III. English
 Principles of grammar
 Sentence structure
 Paragraph writing
 Narrative
 Descriptive
 Persuasive
 Expository
 Research paper
IV. Earth Science
 Measurement standards
 Topography & geography
 Earth’s structure & composition
 Earth dynamics
 Earth’s atmosphere
 Energy & environment
V. World History
 Ancient civilizations
 Historical ages
 Cultures of western and eastern hemispheres
 Current events
VI. Word Study
 Accuracy
 Meanings
 Usage
 Dictionary skills
 Word building
 Handwriting practice
 Proofreading skill development
VII. Religion
Study of the Old Testament
 Values of reading Hebrew Scripture
 Develop an attitude of trust in God’s plan
 Become aware of God’s powerful presence among his people
 God’s providential use of persons and events furthers his plan of
salvation.
 Introduction to the role and messages of the prophets
VIII. Computer
Intermediate computer skills development
 Individual user name and password
 Mouse skills (right & left click)
 Computer terms
 How computers work
 Typing Tutor
 Introduction to word processing
 Introduction to spreadsheets
 Introduction to databases
 Educational games
