Grade Six

What Your Child Will Learn in Oak Meadow's Sixth Grade Course

 

Reading 

Using guided lessons to read children’s classics; building critical thinking skills

 

Spelling & Vocabulary 

Reinforcing correct spelling through daily exercises and spelling strategies; reviewing commonly misspelled words; introducing cross-curricular words; integrating spelling with phonics, vocabulary studies, reading, and writing; enhancing vocabulary study 

 

Composition 

Writing original works; research reports; bibliographies; narrative, expository, creative, descriptive, and persuasive writing; poetry; news articles 

 

Grammar 

Studying parts of speech; analyzing and diagramming simple and compound sentences; mechanics; correct usage 

 

Mathematics

Featuring Math. Reviewing common mathematical operations, fractions, and decimals; geometry; measurement; integers; graphing; statistics; problem solving; ratio and proportion; percent, data analysis and graphs; solving equations; coordinate graphing 

 

Science 

Learning about Earth science; the weather; chemistry 

 

Technology 

Application lessons, activities, and online interactive learning tool integrated with curriculum: operating systems and browsing; word processing software; spelling and grammar tools; formatting reports; graphics; spreadsheet software; layout; presentation software; URLs; Web searches. Internet activities integrated with Grammar and Science texts. 

 

Poetry 

Studying the works of Dickinson, Hughes, and Frost 

 

History 

Tracing the dawn of man as hunters and gatherers through the agricultural Revolution; the development of culture and societies; early civilizations in Egypt,China, India, and Greece; relationship between the past and present; tools of historians 

 

Geography 

Mapping ancient civilizations; graphs, cartograms, and thematic maps; detailed examinations of the Eastern hemisphere and the continents of Asia, Africa, Oceania, and Antarctica; absolute relationship within places 

 

Art History 

Using Hillyer and Huey’s A Child’s History of Art to study sculpture from ancient Egypt through modern artists 

 

Art 

Coordinating with Art History study; Egyptian line drawing; soft-dough sculpture; relief sculpture; symmetry design 

 

Thai & Chinese, Music, PE, etc

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