Sixth-grade students will develop a broad background by learning concepts and skills in six main content areas.
Our class will focus on direct instruction, partner work, group and individual projects and learning stations. We will make full use of Bradford Academy’s resources, including student laptops, various multimedia and SmartBoards.
In sixth-grade reading class this year, our focus will be on reading, listening and vocabulary skills.
There are four main genres of texts that we will be working with in sixth grade this year: informational texts, science fiction and fantasy, realistic fiction and classic & multicultural folktales.
In sixth-grade science, students will learn concepts from physical, life and earth science. For physical science, we cover potential and kinetic energy and how it is transferred as well as review the three states of matter and the changes between them. In life science, we cover the classification, interaction and functions of living organisms within their ecosystems. Lastly, in earth science, we cover plate tectonics and the earth’s magnetic field as well as geologic time and fossils.
Sixth-grade social studies will cover the Western Hemisphere of the world. This will include North and South America. Culture, religion, economy, regions and government will be covered in this course. Students will learn how government is created and ran. Also, students will be able to have a better understanding of how the world works and how people work together.
In sixth-grade writing, we focus on writing genres (personal narrative, adventure, tall tale, folk tale, fantasy, essay and research paper), the writing process, personal writing style, grammar and usage, spelling, speaking, listening and viewing.
Technology will be incorporated into writing. Students will complete many multimedia projects in class, using Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Publisher, blogging, researching on the Internet, podcasting and viewing documentaries.
Students are expected to have use of a computer after school hours. The use of technology will enrich students learning of the content area and the use of technology.