Progress Report Information: Grade 6

Information for Parents and Guardians

Grade 6 Information for Parents and Guardians

The information below helps you understand how the curriculum your child is learning aligns to the progress report standards. The items listed under each standard outline the content students learn over the course of the year. Not all standards will be taught each quarter. Content not taught in a particular classroom or school (e.g., band, strings, World Languages) will be marked as “nt” (not taught) on the progress report.

Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies content for the 2020-2021 school year.


Acquires, interprets, and understands health concepts

  • Describe the urinary system
  • Analyze recommended daily intake of macronutrients and compare the intake of nutrients and metabolism
  • Assess effects of disease and differentiate use of medicines
  • Evaluate refusal skills
  • Determine effects of environmental influences on personal health 
  • Create injury prevention strategies and describe first aid procedures
  • Identify and interpret nonverbal cues
  • Describe possible effect of bullying  and explain methods to reduce conflict
  • Explain myths and facts about gangs and compare the relationship between self-image and gang-related behaviors
  • Recognize the importance of significant friends and adult mentors
  • Identify personal characteristics that contribute to happiness and group success
  • Research impact of air quality

Identifies valid and accurate health information, products, and services to make healthy decisions

  • Analyze benefits of following recommended daily allowances and identify health influences on food, physical activity, and sleep
  • Evaluate influences on medication choices
  • Identify benefits of tobacco-free environment
  • Describe how screen time affects health
  • Analyze personal, family, internal, and external influences that affect personal health choices, avoiding risk-taking behaviors,  ATOD use and nonuse, and emotional and social health
  • Explain the importance of accepting responsibility
  • Use decision-making process to make medical decision
  • Explain the importance of mentors in avoiding gang involvement
  • Recognize influences in bullying prevention
  • Analyze the role of emotions and explain the importance of understanding other
  • Describe influences on body image and gender roles

Demonstrates appropriate health practices and behaviors to promote a safe and healthy community

  • Create a meal plan
  • Assess personal and family wellness and monitor personal progress toward health goals
  • Analyze the media’s influence on body image and identify persuasive tactics used by the media
  • Develop strategies to prevent chronic illness, identify strategies to reduce injuries and illness, and develop a plan to remain injury free
  • Determine strategies for sun protection
  • Identify effects of peer pressure
  • Analyze health information reliability
  • Create a stress management plan
  • Demonstrate ways to show respect and assess responses to criticism
  • Set personal boundaries , evaluate a plan to manage bullying, and practice ways to resolve conflict
  • Identify resistance skills
  • Identify relationships of self image and personal success
  • Encourage others to minimize pollution and create a goal to protect the environment


Engages in the creative process to develop artworks and express meaning

  • Develops ideas for artworks before beginning
  • Reflects on art and art making by describing and explaining own artwork
  • Expresses personally relevant ideas in artworks

Applies art media and techniques appropriately to produce artworks

  • Uses a variety of art materials to produce artwork
  • Explores methods of representing subject matter
  • Follows appropriate steps in art making
  • Uses art materials safely and appropriately
  • Demonstrates control and craftsmanship with art materials

Demonstrates an understanding of art by engaging with art history, culture, criticism, and aesthetics 

  • Engages in discussions about artworks from different places and times to inform art making
  • Responds to own and other’s artwork
  • Uses art vocabulary appropriately to identify and describe artwork
  • Uses and applies knowledge from other subject areas when creating artwork


Develops and Demonstrates competency in motor skills

  • Combine and apply mature locomotor  and manipulative skill
  • Create and perform rhythmic or dance movement sequences
  • Identify the six components of skill-related fitness
  • Analyze movement situations

Applies basic anatomy and physiology and movement concepts and principles, to improve motor skills

  • Apply concepts of relationships, effort, space, speed, and pathways
  • Apply knowledge of the skeletal system to identify joints and bones
  • Apply knowledge of anatomy to describe specific movements
  • Describe basic offensive and defensive strategies

Applies knowledge of fitness and active lifestyles to evaluate and plan for personal fitness

  • Use measurement and assessment tools and data to develop fitness goals, interpret fitness data, develop a personal fitness plan, reassess fitness components and reflect on personal fitness goals
  • Describe and apply components of FITT
  • Define and calculate resting heart rate and it relationship to aerobic fitness
  • Describe how being physically active leads to a healthy body
  • Describe rate of perceived exertion and identify activity levels

Demonstrates skills and behaviors leading to personal and group success in physical activity, both in and out of school

  • Solve problems, accept challenges, resolve conflicts, and accept decisions
  • Compare and critique rules, safety procedures, and etiquette
  • Reflect on improvement plan for skill or activity
  • Describe benefits of competitive and noncompetitive activities
  • Demonstrate integrity and apply rule/etiquette for activities
  • Create and implement strategies to include others and promote safety

Demonstrates knowledge of the basic nutrition and fitness concepts of energy balance

  • Create a one-day meal and snack plan
  • Describe the relationship between resting heart rate and exercise intensity
  • Explain the impact of physical activity on energy expenditure


Develops and demonstrates skills in singing

  • Sing melodies and rhythms of increased complexity accurately, demonstrating expression, appropriate diction and proper technique
  • Sing expressively using dynamics and phrasing
  • Improvise vocally

Develops and demonstrates skills in playing instruments

  • Perform and improvise accompaniments, ostinati and melodies of increasing range and complexity on pitched and non-pitched classroom instruments

Responds to music with movement

  • Perform and improvise movement to a wide variety of music, demonstrating the elements of music

Develops and demonstrates music literacy skills

  • Identify, read and notate rhythmic patterns, symbols and melodies
  • Compose and notate original four-measure melody
  • Compose music using contemporary media and technology

Recognizes and describes music from various cultures and time periods 

  • Listen for and evaluate how musical elements are used to create expressive ideas
  • Compare and contrast music and music performances from a variety of styles, periods and cultures with music terminology
  • Identify selected compositions and composers from four periods of musical history
  • Analyze individual music performances and reflect on success and areas for improvement


Communicates in the target language

  • Expresses basic ideas on familiar topics using mostly simple sentences
  • Adapts language to needs and expands range of topics

Gains knowledge and understanding of other cultures

  • Compares, explains and investigates items and customs used by people in the countries studied in relation to one’s own culture
  • Investigates relationships between culture and language
  • Investigates different cultural points of view

Connects to other disciplines and acquires content information in target language

  • Draws connections between target language used in academics and own language
  • Uses language to seek information


Communicates in the target language

  • Maintains a conversation by asking and answering questions connecting a variety of sentences on a variety of content topics
  • Writes a variety of connected sentences with evidence of paragraph-like organization
  • Uses independently created language to express own thoughts

Gains knowledge and understanding of other cultures

  • Compares, explains and investigates items and customs used by people in the countries studied in relation to one’s own culture
  • Investigates relationships between culture and language
  • Investigates different cultural points of view

Connects to other disciplines and acquires content information in target language

  • Demonstrates acquisition and use of grade level specific math and science vocabulary to complete content area tasks
  • Use language as a tool to seek and process information
  • Draws connections between target language and own language


Demonstrates skills playing selected instrument as an individual and/or a member of an ensemble

  • Demonstrate correct body and hand positions, finger patterns, tone production, articulation, phrasing and expression
  • Demonstrate appropriate Individual skills and/or as a member of an ensemble

Develops and demonstrates music literacy skills

  • Read, write and perform music with various rhythmic patterns and meters
  • Identify notes, key signatures, and scales

Develops and applies critical listening skills as an individual and/or a member of an ensemble

  • Sing simple melodic tonal patterns
  • Demonstrate the ability to appropriately match tone, intonation and volume