Sixth Grade

Reading

Sixth grade students use selections of classic literature to practice reading and comprehension strategies, as well as literary analysis.

Novels:  The Cay; Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry; The Hobbit; The Black Stallion; A Christmas Carol; Black Ships Before Troy; The Wanderings of Odysseus; Anne of Green Gables; Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing; and The Endless Steppe.

Resources:  Teaching the Classics, Accelerated Reader 

 

Language

Using a question/answer technique, students gain mastery of parts of speech and sentence diagramming.  They continue to develop their expository writing skills and also compose persuasive, descriptive, and compare/contrast essays.  Additionally, students have formal vocabulary instruction.

Resources:  Shurley EnglishWordly Wise

 

Math

Using a program that emphasizes incremental development and continual practice and review, students go through a cyclical study of basic operations, word problems, introduction to algebra, and an introduction to geometry.  Students work toward performing calculations with integers, fractions, mixed numbers, percents, and decimal numbers at a high level to prepare for success in Upper School math .

Resource:  Saxon Math

 

Bible 

Using twenty biblical truths as a framework, our Bible curriculum incorporates both worldview and Bible survey instruction, integrating the two and laying the foundation for future worldview development.

Resource:  Summit Ministries

 

History

Students embark on a chronological study of world history, focusing on the following topics: Ancient Greece and Rome, Medieval Europe,  the Renaissance and the Reformation, England's Golden Age, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, Early Russia, Feudal Japan, the Industrial Revolution, and Imperialism. 

Resource:  Core Knowledge

 

Science

Sixth grade science is taught using a hands-on approach to the following topics:  matter and change, electromagnetism, simple machines, Newton's laws, and oceans.

Resource:  Delta Science

 

Memorization

Students memorize Bible verses, Catechism questions, and poetry selections.

 

Specials

All sixth grade students get their first experience in being members of the band with Band class three times each week.  With the guidance of the band director, they select a band instrument to play .  Students also attend weekly Art and Tech Lab classes, as well as Library and PE classes twice each week.    

 

Events

Hobbit Day

Hippodrome Theatre field trip

Medieval Times Dinner Theater

Tropicana Speech Competition

Florida Math League Contest

Spelling Bee

History Bee