Welcome to Sixth Grade
Our Teachers
Ms. Kopec
Ms. O'Riordan Mr. Pepe Ms. Brown and Ms. Sofen Ms. Szymanowska 

■ Gaining knowledge from materials that make extensive use of elaborate diagrams and data to convey information and illustrate concepts
■ Evaluating the argument and specific claims in written materials or a speech, and distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not ■ Presenting claims and findings to others orally, sequencing ideas logically, and accentuating main ideas or themes ■ Writing brief reports that examine a topic, have a clear focus, and include relevant facts, details, and quotations ■ Conducting short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and sharpening the focus based on the research findings ■ Reviewing and paraphrasing key ideas and multiple perspectives of a speaker ■ Determining the correct meaning of a word based on the context in which it is used (e.g., the rest of the sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) 
■ Understanding ratios and rates, and solving problems involving proportional relationships (e.g., if it took 7 hours to mow 4 lawns, then at that rate, how many lawns could be mowed in 35 hours?)
■ Dividing fractions and solving related word problems (e.g., how wide is a rectangular strip of land with length 3⁄4 mile and area 1⁄2 square mile?) ■ Using positive and negative numbers together to describe quantities; understanding the ordering and absolute values of positive and negative numbers ■ Working with variables and expressions by generalizing the way numbers work (e.g., when adding numbers, the order doesn’t matter, so x + y = y + x; likewise, properties of addition and multiplication can be used to rewrite 24x + 18y as 6(4x + 3y), or y + y + y as 3y ■ Writing equations to solve word problems and describe relationships between quantities (e.g., the distance D traveled by a train in time T might be expressed by an equation D = 85T, where D is in miles and T is in hours) ■ Reasoning about relationships between shapes to determine area, surface area, and volume 

