Sixth grade students read and analyze a wide range of literature from different times and cultures, with an increasing emphasis on analyzing informational text on grade-level topics in all subject areas, and on comprehension of complex narrative and informational texts. In their writing, students develop more sophisticated skills, such as using evidence from a variety of sources to support their purpose or conclusion.
Also, they engage in collaborative discussions with diverse partners and in different groupings on sixth-grade topics and texts. In mathematics, sixth-graders develop an understanding of the concept of a ratio and use ratio reasoning to solve a variety of real-world and mathematical problems, including those involving unit pricing and constant speed. Students begin to think statistically as they summarize numerical data sets by quantitative measures of center and variability.
Standards-based instruction also includes Science, History-Social Science, Visual & Performing Arts, Health, and more.