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- Identify, explain and find examples of literary elements including character, setting, plot, conflict and theme
- Read to evaluate, interpret and draw conclusions in fiction and nonfiction
- Write about fiction and nonfiction to describe and tell stories
- Write quality three paragraph themes, which include introduction, body and conclusion
- Read and write poetry and understand the writing devices used in poetry
- Speak extemporaneously alone or in groups to present interpretations, evaluations and conclusions; to entertain and describe
- Evaluate oral/visual presentations
- Apply note-taking and study skills
- Use appropriate grammar in writing
- Correctly diagram sentences to demonstrate an understanding of parts of speech, and the role these words play in a sentence
- Correctly spell, use and understand words in writing and from readings
- Correctly use vocabulary words in writing

- Read and write whole numbers through trillions, and compare and order these numbers
- Understand the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
- Evaluate whole number expressions according to order of operations
- Read and write decimals through the hundred-thousandths, and compare and order these numbers
- Read and write numbers having exponents; find prime factorizations of composite numbers using exponents
- Add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers having common and uncommon denominators
- Use critical thinking in evaluating logical statements involving "and" and "or"
- Find the product of two fractions, or two mixed numbers, including reciprocals
- Find the quotient of two fractions or two mixed numbers
- Build and identify space figures, and find number of faces, edges and vertices
- Identify and draw basic plane figures, parallel, perpendicular and skew lines
- Identify, estimate and measure angles; construct angles
- Describe, name and identify different polygons
- Write ratios as fractions and find equal ratios
- Analyze and create bar and circle graphs; create and use scatter plots and frequency tables
- Analyze data by finding mean, median, mode and range

**Transitions**

- Translate a verbal phrase to a numerical of algebraic expression
- Solve an equation for a replacement set that was given
- Use addition, subtraction to solve equations involving whole numbers, decimals, and fractions
- Use the basic properties of addition or multiplication to write an algebraic expression
- Add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers
- Use inductive reasoning to make generalizations about geometric figures and solids; find areas, volumes, and perimeters
- Understand decimal notation and place value; compare and order decimals
- Write equations to solve simple problems using decimals
- Use estimation in problem-solving
- Develop and apply the concepts of factors, multiples, primes, and prime factorizations, GCF, and LCM to problem situations
- Investigate divisibility rules and the basic ideas of powers and exponents
- Describe the relationship between two variables using functions
- Make the transition in problem-solving situations from work with rational numbers to application of rational numbers
- Decide what the variable should represent when setting up an equation
- Solve equations which include rational number multiplication and division
- Use exponents, in products and quotients, scientific-notation and repeating decimals to solve problems
- Solve equations with combined operations and with all types of numbers by using equation-solving process
- Understand the relationship between percents, fractions and decimals, by changing them from one form to another
- Create and analyze linear, bar, and circle graphs
- Measure length, weight, and capacity in metric and customary units
- Convert between systems of measurement
- Determine simple probabilities

- Make quantitative and qualitative observations using scientific tools
- Classify objects and organisms based on their characteristics and properties
- Use scientific method
- Classify matter according to its phase (state) and explain the change in atomic structure for each phase
- Demonstrate an understanding of work, forces, kinetic and potential energy
- Identify energy as the capacity to do work
- Classify simple machines and explain how they work
- Cycles: Day/night, carbon/oxygen, water cycles, moon phases, tides and Earth’s cyclic movement around the Sun
- Cycles associated with plant life, cells, metamorphosis and migration
- Species diversity, biomes, habitat and climates

- Identify and use Old and New Testament
- Recognize major and minor prophets
- State and infer meaning of the Ten Commandments
- Differentiate between signs and symbols
- Name and interpret the gifts of the Holy Spirit
- Name and illustrate application of the Corporal Works of Mercy in daily living
- Compare and contrast the lives of particular Saints
- Recognize and integrate the importance of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist
- Saint Thomas Chastity Curriculum for Sixth Grade

- Acquaint each student with the map and flag of each country being studied
- Demonstrate the cultural heritage of each country being studied
- Understand the religious, artistic, dress, and food tastes of each country
- Master the cause-and-effect relationship of historical events
- Introduce an economic study of each country
- Demonstrate an understanding of the political, social, and economic problems of each country
- Produce projects that explain the differences and similarities of each country or continent
- Develop an understanding on how environment, climate, and land mass play an important role in the life of the people
- Demonstrate the relationship of education to technology and lifestyles
- Master at least two countries from each continent

- Recognize the need to maintain and exercise a positive attitude toward self, others, and situations
- Acquire and make use of skills and methods needed to interact positively within a group
- Develop future potential with confidence and positive assertiveness