Manchester Public Schools
Office of Equity and Partnerships
Grade 6
Reading
Writing
Math
During the school year, your child will be expected to...

Reading
  • Develop reading identity by choosing 'just-right books', reading with increased fluency (speed) and stamina, participating in a reading communities, and engaging in thoughtful conversations about books and stories

  • Learn to make connections and think about texts, self-monitoring while reading

  • Explore different types of texts, comparing and contrasting them
​​
​Writing
  • Write personal narratives and learn how to craft powerful life stories, drawing on personal experience and previous learning.

  • Increase writing stamina
​​
  • Create personal narrative by working through the writing process  (Plan, write, revise, and edit)
  
Fall
​Math
  • Divide whole numbers bigger than 100 using the standard method
  • Add, subtract, multiply & divide decimals that are made up of 1 or more numbers before or after the decimal
  • Replace numbers for letter values into an expression (which has exponents) & using addition, subtraction, multiplication & division to find the number the expression is equal to
  • Understand that equivalent expressions are the same value but may look different
  • Describe data by shape, & summary of mean, mode, range, median, variability & represent that information by creating a box & whisker plot
Help your child learn
Help your child learn
Help your child learn
More information
More information
More information

​Math
  • Identify all factors and multiples of a whole number, then compare factors of 2 or more numbers to select the largest number they have in common, this number is called the Greatest Common Factor (GCF), or compare  multiples of 2 or more numbers to select the smallest number they have in common, this number is called the Least Common Multiple (LCM)

  • Plot and explain how different orders pairs are located in different parts of a grid. They will use this skill to find the distance between 2 or more points

  • Use knowledge of the distributive property and inverse operations to find a number that makes a particular equation or inequality  true.

  • Use the understanding of equations and variables to create tables and graphs that represent the relationship between unknown values in an equation.

  
Winter

Reading
  • Develop skills as independent readers building stamina and fluency

  • Refine thinking about characters to infer (make conclusions from clues in the text) traits, motivations and theme

  • Learn about scenes, narration, rising tension, climax and falling action


Writing
  • Read text closely to write literary essays, generating ideas about the characters and theme

  • Plan, write, revise, and edit literary essays

  • Learn strategies to write fluently and make writing coherent, logical, insightful, and engaging
Help your child learn
Help your child learn
Help your child learn
More information
More information
More information
​Reading
  • Develop skills to read, understand and analyze informational texts
     
  

Writing
  • Learn to research topics and write informational essays, beginning with teen activism

  • Analyze sources to develop a topic and communicate about it clearly

  • Research, plan and write informational books embedding information to support their topic

  • Create digital presentations
​​
​Math
  • Use unit rates and ratios to solve problems
  • Division of Fractions  - Divide 2 fractions using the standard method "Keep, Change, Flip" and  visual fraction model
  • Use formulas to find the area of squares, rectangles, triangles and other shapes made of rectangles, squares and triangles and volume of two and three dimensional shapes
    Create and use nets (what a three dimensional figures looks like if it were opened up - flat) to find the surface area of prisms​

Spring
Help your child learn
Help your child learn
Help your child learn
More information
More information
More information
Share this page with your friends!

153 Spruce Street
Manchester, CT 06040

8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Visit our Contact Page

Keep in touch! Sign up for updates from the Office of Family and Community Partnership!
Email
Submit
Connect with the MPS Office of FCP on social media!

If you call the office during after hours, please leave a message and the most convenient time for us to reach you!