Middle School

6th grade

Scope and Sequence

Language Arts

Reading and Literature

  • Oral reading
  • Reading comprehension
  • Speed reading
  • Vocabulary building
  • Dictionary skills

Penmanship

  • Review of cursive writing formation
  • Practice penmanship through creative writing and word exercises

Spelling and Poetry

  • Weekly word lists by prefixes, suffixes, and root words
  • Vocabulary study from the word lists
  • Eight poems committed to memory
  • Dictionary skills

Language

  • Writing process
  • Writing comparison and contrast
  • Poetry
  • Outlines
  • Library research paper
  • Narration journal
  • Sentences and sentence parts
  • Fragments, run-ons, punctuation and capitalization rules
  • Library skills
  • Student Writer's Handbook

Grammar

  • Recognizing and diagramming all eight parts of speech

Health

Safety First

  • First step of first aid
  • Your changing body
  • An active lifestyle

Your Body's Defenses

  • Your communication system
  • Drugs - Use and Abuse
  • A healthy spirit

Anatomy

  • Endocrine System
  • Respiratory System
  • Muscular System
  • Skeletal System
  • Lymphatic System
  • Skin

Arithmetic

  • Place value of whole numbers and decimals
  • Maintaining skills in fundamental operations
  • Story problems / problem solving strategies
  • Roman numerals
  • Rounding offs
  • English and metric measures
  • Converting measures within the same system
  • Solving measurement equations
  • Adding, subtracting, and multiplying measures
  • Prime factoring
  • Fundamental operations involving fractions and decimals
  • Estimation ratios and proportions
  • Percent
  • Probability
  • Graphs and scale drawing
  • Introduction to statistics
  • Basic geometric shapes
  • Perimeter, area, and circumference
  • Bisecting angles
  • Reading thermometers
  • Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit and Fahrenheit to Celsius
  • Equation solving
  • Introduction to basic algebra
  • Latitude, longitude, and time zones
  • Banking, finding interest, and installment buying
  • Reading electric and gas meters

Bible

  • Lessons such as Salvation Series, Life of Christ, Parables, Elijah, Elisha, Daniel, Esther, Ezra, Nehemiah
  • Memory verses, hymns / choruses, and Bible doctrine

Music, Arts and Crafts

  • Art:Technique Development, Complements, Symmetry, Mood, Analogy
  • Guitar: Hal Leonard Guitar Method, various contemporary worship songs, additional materials as compiled by instructor.
  • Completion of beginning guitar concepts such as tone production, 1st-position fretboard theory, introduction to basic folk chords (CAGED), basic plectrum (pick)and/or fingerstyle technique

History and Geography

Advanced Map Studies

  • Geography facts, including the 50 states
  • Eight documents reviewed

North America and South America

  • Canada, United States, Mexico, and Central America
  • South America: Continent of Natural Resources
  • Nation of South America

Science

Plants

  • Plentiful plants

Animals

  • Observing Invertebrates

Earth and Space

  • Our fascinating earth
  • God's great universe
  • Exploring space

Chemistry

  • Matter and chemistry
  • Atoms, elements, and compounds