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Toronto Catholic District School Board

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TEACHERS:  MRS. D'SOUZA, MR. MOHAN 

 
 
 
GRADE 6 CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
 
 
LITERACY IN THE MIDDLE GRADES
 
  • Provides a consistent framework or literacy instruction in Grades 4-8 across the TCDSB
  • Provides a balance of direct instruction of reading skills and comprehension strategies with authentic and purposeful reading and writing experiences
  • Based on exemplary practice  
 
READING WORKSHOP
 
Teacher read-alouds  
 
  • Think-Alouds
  • Mini-lessons
  • Shared Reading
  • Guided Reading--Literature Circles
  • Self-selected Reading Reading Reflections
  • Book Reports  
 
READING STRATEGIES 
 

Making Connections  

 
  • Asking Questions
  • Inferring
  • Determining Important Ideas
  • Synthesizing
  •  Visualizing  
 
RESOURCES/MATERIALS 
 
  • Literacy In the Middle Grades 4-8 Binder
  • Mini-Lessons—Getting Started-First Weeks
  • Response Journals
  • Nelson Language Anthology: “Going the Distance and Choosing Peace”   
 
WRITING WORKSHOP  
 
  • Participate in class discussions
  • Participate in group activities
  • Dramatic presentations
  • Group presentations of projects
  • Book talks
  • Completion of Mini-lessons
  • Reading Response Activities
  • Teacher Conferences
  • Writing Reflections
  • Creative Writing    
 
WRITING STRATEGIES 

The Writing Process  
 
  • Word Choice
  • Ideas
  • Organization
  • Sentence Fluency
  • Conventions
  •  Voice  
 
RESOURCE MATERIALS 
 
Writing Sense; A Writing Skills Workbook   
 
  • Grammar: Communicating Skills/Language Power
  • WriteTraits Program
  • Spelling: Words Their Way or thematic
  • Mini-Lessons: Getting Started
  • Teacher Resource books i.e. Beyond Leveled Books
  • Reaching Readers (Assessment Program)
  • APE(O) Reading Strategy: Answer, Prove, Extend and Opinion
  • Literature Circles: (term III)
  • Bringing Up Beauty
  • The Wanderer
  • The Gramma War
  • Backwater, Crash  
 
RELIGION/FAMILY LIFE
Text: You Shall Be My Witness 
 
  • Friendship
  • God as Light
  • Image of God
  • Covenant and gifts of the commandments
  • Acceptance of God’s covenant and love
  • Celebrate Jesus as fulfillment of covenant 
 

Respond: Latin Rite Text 

 
  • We Are Called to Grow
  • I Will Be Your God
  • You Will Be My People   
 
Text: Fully Alive
  • Created and Loved by God
  • Living In Relationship
  • Created Sexual; Male and Female
  • Growing in Commitment
  • Living in the World
  
SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (SES) 
Text: Many Gifts: Social Studies
 
Canada and It’s Trading Partners 
  • Canada and U.S. Trade Relationship (Canada and World Communities)
  • Canadian Federal Election Project
  • Loblaws Field Trip—Import Scavenger Hunt (mid-Oct.)
  • Trade Region Project:  Identify the trade relationship between Canada and another country (due mid-October)
  • Aboriginal Peoples and European Explorers (Heritage and Citizenship)  
 
SCIENCE
 
  • Matter and Materials:  Properties of Air and Characteristics of Flight
  • Energy and Control:  Electricity
  • Life Systems:  Diversity of Living Things
  • Earth and Space Sytems:  Space   
 
VISUAL ARTS
 
  • Elements of design (colour, line, shape, and texture)   
 
MATHEMATICS  
Text: Nelson Mathematics 6 
 
 
Patterning and Algebra  
 
  • Relationship Rules for Patterns
  • Representing Patterns on a Graph
  • Variables in Equations 
 
 Number Sense and Numeration
  
  • Exploring, Comparing, Writing and Ordering Numbers
  • Rounding Decimals
  • Renaming Numbers
  • Communicate about Solving Problems
  • Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers
  • Estimating Sums and Differences
  • Communicate about Solving a Multi-Step Problem   
 
Data Management and Probability 
  
  • Plotting Coordinate Pairs
  • Line Graphs—Telling Stories
  • Mean and Median
  • Changing Intervals and Scale on a Graph
  • Communicate about Conclusions from Data Displays
 
   Measurement 
 
  • Measuring lengths
  • Metric relationships
  • Perimeters of polygons
  • Problem solving
 
 Geometry and Spatial Sense 
 
  • Classifying quadrilaterals by properties
  • Sorting polygons by lines of symmetry
  • Constructing polygons  
 
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
 
  • Active Participation
  • Fundamental Movement Skills
  • Healthy Eating and Active Living (Canada’s Food Guide)
  • Ccooperative indoor and outdoor games
  • Drugs and Addictions