6th Grade End of the Year Goals

Here is the end of the year goals for 6th Grade. There is a printable version is you click the link.


– Daily reading

– Log and track progress

Language Arts

– Recognize a figure of speech.

– Be able to carry out compare and contrast essay assignments.

– Use brainstorming methods to generate ideas.

– Recognize first person and third person point of view.

– Recognize themes in books.

– Know the basic types of essays.

– Write a five-paragraph essay.

– Create a logical topic sentence.

– Write a summary.

– Use a word processor such as Microsoft Word.

– Create a basic bibliography.

– Know when to use a colon and a semicolon.

– Know when to use I and me.

– Know when to use who and whom.

– Know the difference between to and too.

– Understand capitalization rules.

– Know the rules for punctuating titles.

– Know how prefixes and suffixes change meaning.


– Understand the concepts of mean, median, and mode.

– Understand ratios and proportions.

– Be able to compute problems of retail math percentages in order to calculate discounts, tips, and interest.

– Understand pi and know the definitions for circle, circumference radius, diameter, and area.

– Be familiar with area and surface formulas.

– Be able to find the greatest common factor.

– Apply order of operations correctly to solve expressions.

– Determine the least common multiple and the greatest common divisor of a whole.

– Use a scientific calculator.

– Convert one unit of measurement to another.

– Solve word problems concerning average speed, distance, and time.

– Be familiar with terminology and measurements related to angles.

Social Studies

– The development of hunter-gatherer societies.

– The importance of domestication of plants and animals.

– The significance of Mesopotamia

– The characteristics of settlement patterns and the physical features of regions where civilizations flourished.

– Greek philosophers

– Development of a caste system.

– Have a strong familiarity with the major regions of the world.

– Know the importance of cuneiform.

– Have a grasp of the history, tenets, and the scope of the major world religions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism,  Islam, and Judaism.

– Understand early trade routes and the roots of international trade.

– Be familiar with a timeline of the Roman Republic.

– Realize significance of early city-states.

– Understand the migration of Germanic peoples.

– Be familiar with the historic significance of the Magna Carta.

– Understand the historical implications of the outbreak of the Black Death.

– Understand the definition and significance of feudalism.

– Have an understanding of regions and cultures of the many ancient Native American cultures.


– Know about major geologic events, such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

– Recognize geologic maps.

– Understand the basics of plate tectonics.

– Understand that energy arrives at earth from the sun in the form of solar radiation.

– Understand how living populations interact in ecosystems.

– Understand evolutionary theory and populations of organisms.

– Recognize the significance of renewable or nonrenewable energy resources.

– Understand hypothesis and theory in science.

– Be familiar with the different aquatic communities.

– Understand the importance of oceans and ocean life.

– Know the traits of fungi and algae.

– Know the characteristics of microbes.

– Gain a basic understanding of the laws of motion and force.

– Understand the basics of electricity.

– Know how magnets work.

– Gain an understanding of basic astronomy and the solar system.


– Dance, Music, Arts

– Drawing and Coloring

– Connect the dots

– Hands on Crafts


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