Grade 6: Required Course Descriptions [click on title to view contents]

Core Classes- LCY0100 English Language Arts, Grade 6

This is a standards-based course required of all students in Grade 6.

It includes all areas of Language Arts - reading, writing, and oral communication.

A variety of texts, both fiction and non-fiction will be addressed with concentration on non-fiction texts including classic and contemporary.
Students will develop their ability to use language for communication, both oral and written, for reflection, and for personal and social fulfillment for a variety of purposes and audiences.

Core Classes - LLH0430 - English Language Arts Grade 6: Writing Workshop (Semester 1 & 2)

This course supports students’ development as writers.

The focus will be on the 6 Traits of Writing which includes
• ideas
• organization
• voice
• word choice
• sentence fluency
• conventions and skills.

Students will be given opportunities to revise and edit their writing for publication.
Students will write for a variety of purposes and audiences as well as to learn research information.

Core Classes - MMX0650 Mathematics Grade 6 (Year)

This course is required for all students in Grade 6.

The emphasis is on developing proficiency with concepts and skills in:

• Number System
• Expressions and Equations
• Ratio and Proportional Relationships
• Geometry
• Statistics and Probability

--- through our enVision Math program which aligns to the Common Core Standards.

Core Classes-MMP0600 Math Grade 6: Math 6 Practicum (Semester 1) / Workshop (Semester 2)

This course is enables students to become critical thinkers and problem solvers by providing opportunities to strengthen skills through standards-based math lessons and units to include performance assessments.

Core Classes - SIM0503 Science Grade 6 (Year)

The curriculum for Grade 6 is Physical Science.

Students will understand that science, technology, and society are inter-related.
This course introduces S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) with an emphasis in the Engineering Design Process.

Core Classes-CHW0600 - Social Studies Grade 6 (Year)

This year long researched-based course focuses on the historical, cultural, and political perspectives of various ancient world civilizations.

Students will become familiar with and use primary and secondary sources to examine:
• diversity
• commonalities
• dynamics
• interaction of cultures

-- past and present.

Students will also use a variety of resources to produce projects which shows their understanding of the link between of the past and modern civilizations.

Exploratory Wheel Classes

Students will choose to explore 4 out of the 6 different areas of the following courses:
• Family & Consumer Science
• Physical Education
• Technology
• Mad Science
• Study Skills
• Leadership

Students will rotate quarterly. Listed are brief descriptions of the courses.

TMG0300 Family & Consumer Science: Students will focus on developing a positive self-concept by using effective communication skills in peer and family relationships. Instructional activities may include: applying effective decision-making and management skills in the consumer market, analyzing the importance of nutrition and how it relates to good health, applying food preparation and meal management principles in preparing and serving meals.
Requirements: 100% on Kitchen Safety Test.
* Lab Fees will be assessed during the quarter. Amount will vary depending on the grade level ($5.00 - $10.00)

• PEP0010 Physical Education: This course will focus on physical fitness, conditioning and testing, promoting a healthy lifestyle, and sports and games with an emphasis on teamwork through participation in a variety of physical activity experiences.

EMS0600 Technology: Students will be exposed to the basics of keyboarding, word processing, presentation tools, and internet usage and safety, and suport clasroom technology initiatives.
Requirements: Parent approval of Student Publication/Video Release Form and Internet Acceptable Use Policy and permission to create a school gmail account.

XWG0003M Mad Science: This is a hands on lab skills class focusing on inquiry, covering topics such as: marine science, pollution, and solar energy.

XWG0003A Study Skills: This class will address some of the WICR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration & Reading) strategies. Strategies include Cornell Note taking, organization, higher level questioning and participating in collaborative activities.

XWG0003L Leadership: This course is designed to help students develop leadership skills by focusing on:
• goal-setting
• teamwork and communication
• decision making and problem solving
• self-awareness
• the qualities of an effective leader.

*Exploratory Wheel courses subject to change pending teacher allocation