Sixth Grade

List of 11 items.

  • Reading & Literature

    • Read and discuss novels, short stories, memoirs, and poetry
    • Develop critical thinking skills through literary analysis of character, setting, theme, and tone
    • Analyze literature and improve comprehension: whole class discussion, literature groups, and group projects
    • Connect literature to social studies; readings that are relevant to what’s happening in the world today and help students make these connections
    • Read and extract main ideas from non-fiction sources
  • Writing & Language Arts

    • Write effective respond to literature, stories, poetry, and expository essays
    • Journaling as a means of self-reflection and analysis of society
    • Recognize sentence structure and parts of speech with grammar practice
    • Develop critical thinking skills through analysis and editing of one’s own and others’ written work
    • Increase breadth of vocabulary
  • Social Studies

    • Understand civilization’s cultural universals and their interconnectedness
    • Dig 2: an introduction to archaeological methodology and ethics
    • Ancient Civilizations: Egypt and Maya
    • Study of farmworkers’ rights
    • Public speaking skills: practice through simulations and presentations
    • Research skills: finding and assessing quality of paper and electronic sources, taking organized notes
  • Mathematics

    • Ratio concepts
    • Unit rates and percentages
    • Area, surface area, and nets
    • Operations using integers, fractions, and decimals
    • Data collection, organization, and analysis
    • Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities
    • Interpret and solve problems about real-world situations
    • Problem-solving strategies
    • Share multiple perspectives and communicate mathematical thinking
  • Science

    • Lake Merritt - Ecology, biodiversity, stewardship
    • Chemistry - The building blocks of our universe
    • FBI Unit - Fungi, Bacteria, Infections
    • Product Testing - Experiment Design, Media Literacy
    • Physics - Kinematics: Science of Motion
  • Spanish

    • Use Total Physical Response storytelling model: Canechi y Chipote
    • Use Realidades B textbook, workbook, and interactive website
    • Communicate using four modalities: reading, listening, speaking, and writing
    • Paired communication activities and Mini Speaking Assessments
    • One-on-one and small group conversation
    • Present, preterite, and future tenses
    • Use University of Texas at Austin Oral Proficiency site
  • STEAM/Technology

    • Digital Citizenship: digital footprints, cyberbullying, media balance, email etiquette
    • Accessing & Utilizing Google Apps for Education
    • Creating presentations with Adobe Spark & Video
    • Coding with Scratch 2.0
    • Design Thinking: pencil prototype, short design challenges
    • Design & build a Rube Goldberg machine employing simple machines
  • Visual Arts

    • Drawing: one-point perspective
    • Clay: animation
    • Ancient civilizations: Prehistoric, Egyptian, and Greek
    • Background – middle ground – foreground perspective collage
  • Music

    • Sixth grade choir
    • Intermediate conga drum technique
    • Develop drum ensemble concepts
    • Dividing the beat, pattern development, and rhythm cycles
    • Performance band for instrumentalists
  • Physical Education

    • Identifying proper warm-up and cool-down techniques
    • Taking responsibility for independent practice
    • Demonstrating appropriate sportsmanship in game situations
  • Community Engaged Learning

    • Study the ecology of Lake Merritt and clean the lake
St. Paul's Episcopal School
116 Montecito Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610