Iron Horse Middle School

6th Grade Core

The 6th grade core curriculum is standards based and taught in a three period time block that blends the content of English Language Arts and History-Social Science. The courses are taught by one teacher and provide a transition from elementary to middle school.

Through the writing process, students learn explicit strategies to help them find meaningful subjects to write about. In addition, they learn ways to structure their writing, revise, edit and publish. They also learn spelling strategies and proper conventions. Students discover meaning in literature and history by connecting their reading to personal experiences and prior knowledge.

The English Language Arts program includes comprehension strategies in fiction and non-fiction and an exploration of genres. The integrated, activity-based History- Social Science curriculum begins with the study of early humans and focuses on ancient civilizations through the rise of the Roman Empire.







de Silva, Shauna
6th Grade Core Teacher
Granger, Celeste
Martin, Petra
6th Grade Core Teacher
Nevins, Carrie
6th Grade Core Teacher
Stevens, Allison
Ten Elshof, Rebecca
6th Grade Core Teacher

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