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6th Grade Humanities


  1. Determines the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in texts and in vocabulary study
  2. Understands and identifies literary devices
  3. Demonstrates the ability to select important information from a text
  4. Demonstrates comprehension by summarizing, analyzing, and forming opinions based on textual evidence
  5. Asks and answers both literal and interpretive questions to demonstrate understanding of text across genres


  1. Follows the conventions of standard English grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  2. Develops and strengthens writing through active use of the writing process
  3. Writes in complete sentences that vary in length, structure and vocabulary
  4. Writes a paragraph that includes a topic sentence and supporting details
  5. Writes a well-organized multi-paragraph essay
  6. Synthesizes information from print and digital sources to write informative texts

Speaking and Listening

  1. Makes statements and asks questions that show relevant thinking
  2. Follows agreed upon rules for discussion
  3. Communicates effectively in a variety of settings
  4. Demonstrates understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing

Social Studies

  1. Organizes information in note form when prompted
  2. Provides basic bibliographic information for sources
  3. Identifies fact, opinion, and bias
  4. Conducts short research projects to answer a question, drawing on provided sources
  5. Demonstrates understanding of content and key concepts in current units
  6. Understands the responsibilities of citizenship, actively participates in the promotion of the school and the larger community