Grade 6

Academic Standards

Ohio and Cincinnati Public Schools have implemented academic content standards for four subjects — English-Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

National Parent Teacher Association (National PTA®) Guides

National PTA® Sixth Grade Parents' Guide to Student Success

English Language Arts and Literacy

"In sixth grade, students apply skills they learned in earlier grades to make sense of longer, more challenging books and articles. That includes learning about how authors try to influence readers and find reasons to support their ideas. Focusing on how authors make their points and support their arguments with evidence and reasoning helps sixth grade students sharpen their ability to write and speak with more clarity and coherence. Students also will expand their vocabularies and use new words in their stories, reports, and essays. To meet these literacy goals, students must devote significant attention to precise details in their reading and when writing."

National PTA®

Mathematics

"The skills and understanding that your child will gain during sixth grade are among the most important foundations for college and career readiness. These include working with ratios and rates and working with variables and variable expressions — the building blocks of algebra. Many of this year’s topics will remain a major emphasis throughout the middle school years and into high school. The National PTA Guide also includes ideas for activities to help your child learn at home and topics of discussion for taking to your child’s teacher about his or her academic progress."

National PTA®

The National PTA® Parents’ Guide to Student Success Family Resources includes ideas for activities to help your child learn at home and topics of discussion for conversations with your child’s teacher about their academic progress.