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Solon Middle School - Academic Programs - Sixth Grade

Sixth Grade Teachers

  • Mrs. Becicka
  • Mrs. Breza
  • Mrs. Erickson
  • Mr. Jedlicka
  • Mr. Kerkove
  • Ms. Lindner

Language Arts

Students in sixth grade expand and deepen concepts, skills, and strategies learned at earlier grades. They make new connections as they experience more sophisticated ideas and begin to study subjects in more formal ways. They read a variety of texts with greater depth, critically analyzing and evaluating information and ideas. Sixth graders revisit and refine concepts and their knowledge of English Language Arts conventions as they become more sophisticated, independent learners.

Reading

Weekly stories and leveled readers from the Houghton Mifflin Reading Series will be used to support the following themes:

  • Courage (Focus on Poetry)
  • What Really Happenend? (Focus on Plays)
  • Doers and Dreamers (Focus on Speeches)

Two novel units will also be completed while focusing on the reading strategies. 

Language

Grammar and language skills are covered during weekly lessons from the Houghton Mifflin Reading Series.

Writing

A mix of free-form and creative writing assignments from each curricular area are given throughout the year. Spelling will be practiced within writing assignments.

Daily Language Review

Daily exercises are corrected and discussed for practice during the week.

Mathematics

The GO Math! book is used as a basis for our math curriculum. This is combined with our daily math starters called Arithmetic Developed Daily (ADD). Students will develop and demonstrate their mathematical understanding in the following areas:

  • Number Sense with Whole Numbers, Integers, and Rational Numbers
  • Number Operations
  • Ratios, Rates, and Proportional Relationships
  • Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities
  • Geometry
  • Measurement and Data

Science

Our units are kit-based, hands-on learning experiences. The kits are provided through the Grant Wood Area Education Agency.

  • Weather on Earth
  • Floating and Sinking
  • Human Growth and Development

Social Studies

The Macmillan/McGraw-Hill textbook is used to study the following units:

  • Early Civilizations
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Egypt

Solon Middle School
1775 Racine Avenue, Solon, IA 52333

319-624-2381 • 319-624-2518 (fax)

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