Sixth Grade

Grade 6 Math Curriculum Framework

  • Understand ratios and rates and use this understanding to solve problems involving proportional relationships (e.g., unit pricing, constant speed, percent of a quantity)

  • Use knowledge of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions

  • Deepen understanding of positive and negative numbers and their relationship to one another on the number line

  • Apply mathematical properties to write equivalent expressions (e.g., 24x + 18y is equivalent to 6(4x + 3y)

  • Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents

  • Understand how to solve inequalities and equations with one variable

  • Solve real-world problems involving area, surface area and volume

  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them

  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively

  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others

  • Model with mathematics

  • Use appropriate tools strategically

  • Attend to precision

  • Look for and make use of structure

  • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning

Grade 6 Literacy Curriculum Framework

  • Students will build reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, using grade 6 complex texts and other media formats

  • Analyze text explicitly using elaborate support and inferential observations

  • Determine the theme and summarize text omitting personal opinions and judgments

  • Determine the connotative and figurative meanings of words/phrases and analyze the impact of vocabulary on story elements, perspective, theme and tone of text

  • Compare and contrast relevant claims in text and across genres, topics and other media formats

  • Plan, write, revise and share argumentative, informative and narrative pieces in a clear, organize manner using relevant evidence, content, domain-specific vocabulary, descriptive details and a conclusion

  • Use conventions of standard English grammar with particular attention to pronouns when writing or speaking

  • Clarify meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words/phrases with a range of strategies including the use of Greek/Latin roots or affixes, word relationships and nuances

  • Engage in a range of collaborative discussions on various issues, topics and texts with diverse partners

  • Present ideas and claims to an audience using facts, details, adaptive speaking skills and multimedia components

Grade 6 Literacy Curriculum Resources

  • Novel Studies: Maniac McGee, Woodsong, Bud, Not Buddy, Number the Stars

  • Guided Reading Library/Classroom Library


  • Shurley English

  • IXL for English

Grade 6 Math Curriculum Resources

  • ALEKS/Big Ideas

  • IXL for math