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6  Grade Core Course Descriptions
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    Language Arts 6
    Year Course
    Grade 6
    Sixth grade Language Arts will continue students’ growth in the areas of reading, writing, listening, speaking, discussion, and reflection.
    Reading strategies, critical thinking skills, vocabulary building, and a continued focus on writing comprise the main elements of reading
    instruction. The focus for writing instruction will be narrative, informational, and argumentative writing with requirements based on Alabama
    College and Career Ready standards. The overall goal of the class is to increase the literacy and writing ability of students. Outside reading and
    summer reading are required.

    Honors Language Arts 6
    Year Course
    Grade 6
    This class is for students who have a passion for reading and demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively, in both the spoken and written
    word. The honors class will continue students’ growth in the areas of reading, writing, listening, speaking, discussion, and reflection.  Reading
    strategies, critical thinking skills, vocabulary building, and a continued focus on writing comprise the main elements of reading instruction. The
    focus for writing instruction will be narrative, informational, and argumentative writing with requirements based on Alabama College and
    Career Ready standards. The overall goal of the class is to increase the literacy and writing ability of students, and to build the students’ reading
    and writing stamina, which will propel the students’ writing to more clear and concise prose. Outside reading and summer reading are required.

    Math 6
    Year Course
    Grade 6
    Math 6 is based on the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards for 6th grade. Content standards are organized into five domains: Ratios
    and Proportional Relationships, The Number System, Expressions and Equations, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. Students gain a
    deeper understanding of math concepts by narrowing their focus to fewer topics. Students who successfully complete this course will be ready
    for Math 7.

    Honors Math 6
    Year Course

    Grade 6
    Honors Math 6 is based on the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards for 6th grade and part of 7th grade. This fast-paced course is
    designed for students who desire the opportunity to take Honors Math 7.  Concepts will include, but are not limited to, absolute value, rational
    numbers, expressions, writing and solving equations and inequalities, ratios, rates, proportions and percents.

    Math Team Honors Math 6
    Year Course
    Grade 6
    Fee: *There will be fees associated with this class for tournament costs. Saturday tournament attendance is expected, and the schedule is to be
    determined.
    Math Team Honors Math 6 is based on the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards for 6th and part of 7th grade. Students will be
    expected to attend weekend competitions. Concepts will include, but are not limited to, absolute value, rational numbers, expressions, writing
    and solving equations and inequalities, ratios, rates, proportions and percents.  Students who successfully complete this course will be prepared
    for Math Team Honors Math 7 and on track for placement into Math Team Algebra I as 8th graders.


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