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Sixth Grade

ELA 6    


L6-2  Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Reading Literary               

RL6-1  Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL6-2  Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

RL6-3  Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

 Reading Informational Text       

RI6-9  By the end of the year, Read and comprehend literature and literary non-fiction in the grades 6-8 complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the higher end of the range.

Speaking and Listening 

SL6-1  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, text, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clarity


           W6-1  Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

W6-2  Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and covey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevent content.

W6-3  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well structured event sequences.

W6-5  With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

W6-8  Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources


HISTORY 6          

Reading History

RH.1 - Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.(7.RI.1 - Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text)

RH2 -Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

RH.2 - 6.W.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Writing History 

W.4 -Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


D2.Civ.6.6-8. Describe the roles of political, civil, and economic organizations in shaping people's lives


D2.Econ.1.6-8 -Explain how economic decisions affect the well-being of individuals, businesses, and society.


D2.Geo.6.6-8 -Explain how the physical and human characteristics of places and regions are connected to human identity and cultures.

D2.Geo.5.6-8 - Analyze the combinations of cultural and environmental characteristics that make places both similar to and different from other places.


D2.HIS.16.6-8- Organize applicable evidence into a coherent argument about the past.

D2.His.2.6-8 - Classify series of historical events and developments as examples of change and/or continuity.



MATH 6               

Ratios & Proportional Relationships        

6.RP.A  Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.

Number System

6.NS.A  Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions.

6.NS.B  Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.

6.NS.C  Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.

Expressions & Equations              

6.EE.A  Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.

6.EE.B  Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.

6.EE.C  Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables.


6.G.A  Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.

Statistics & Probability  

6.SP.A  Develop understanding of statistical variability.

6.SP.B  Summarize and describe distributions.


MP1  Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

MP2  Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

MP3  Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

MP4  Model with mathematics.

MP5  Use appropriate tools strategically.

MP6  Attend to precision.

MP7  Look for and make use of structure.

MP8  Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.


SCIENCE 6           


LS2-1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.

LS2-2 Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.

LS2-3 Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.

LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.

LS2-5 Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Earth and Human Activity            

ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.

ESS3-4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.

ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.Matter and Its Interactions       

PS1-1 Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.

Engineering Design         

ETS1-2 Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

ETS1-3 Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.

From Molecules to Organisms   

MS-LS1-1  Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells.

MS-LS1-2   Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways the parts of cells contribute to the function.

MS-LS1-3  Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.

MS-LS1-4  Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants.

MS-LS1-5  Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.

MS-LS1-6  Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.

MS-LS1-7  Develop a model to describe how food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as this matter moves through an organisms.

MS-LS1-8  Gather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain for immediate behavior changes or storage as memories.