Sixth Grade

Texarkana ISD Virtual Academy Sixth Grade

Course Details

What Your Child Will Learn in Sixth Grade

Preview our lesson manuals, tests, and activity pages:


Using guided lessons to read children’s classics; building critical thinking skills

Spelling & Vocabulary

Reinforcing correct spelling through daily exercises and spelling strategies; reviewing commonly misspelled words; introducing cross-curricular words; integrating spelling with phonics, vocabulary studies, reading, and writing; enhancing vocabulary study


Writing original works; research reports; bibliographies; narrative, expository, creative, descriptive, and persuasive writing; poetry; news articles


Studying parts of speech; analyzing and diagramming simple and compound sentences; mechanics; correct usage


Featuring Calvert Math. Reviewing common mathematical operations, fractions, and decimals; geometry; measurement; integers; graphing; statistics; problem solving; ratio and proportion; percent, data analysis and graphs; solving equations; coordinate graphing


Learning about chemistry; energy; Earth science; plants; the weather


Lessons, activities, and online interactive learning tool integrated with curriculum: operating systems and browsing; word processing software; spelling and grammar tools; formatting reports; graphics; spreadsheet software; layout; presentation software; URLs; Web searches. Internet activities integrated with Grammar and Science texts.


Studying the works of Dickinson, Hughes, and Frost


Tracing the dawn of man as hunters and gatherers through the agricultural Revolution; the development of culture and societies; early civilizations in Egypt, China, India, and Greece; relationship between the past and present; tools of historians


Mapping ancient civilizations; graphs, cartograms, and thematic maps; detailed examinations of the Eastern hemisphere and the continents of Asia, Africa, Oceania, and Antarctica; absolute relationship within places

Art History

Using Hillyer and Huey’s A Child’s History of Art to study sculpture from ancient Egypt through modern artists


Coordinating with Art History study; Egyptian line drawing; soft-dough sculpture; relief sculpture; symmetry design

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