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6th Grade Online Curriculum

6th Grade Online Curriculum
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For students in grade 6, curriculum type is key. A personalized sixth grade education will set students on the right academic path that fits their needs and interests. An online curriculum is often an ideal solution for many young learners.

This page provides tons of information on what sixth graders should learn throughout the year, how you can homeschool a sixth grader, how the Time4Learning 6th grade program can be the solution you need, and more.

What do Sixth Graders Learn?

Below are some of the skills and concepts that a student will typically learn with a 6th grade homeschool curriculum:

  • Fluency in a number of literary genres
  • Advanced reading comprehension strategies
  • Writing clear, concise copy in a number of styles and for different purposes
  • Creating, analyzing, and interpreting graphs
  • Functions and probability
  • Using ratios, proportions and percents to solve problems
  • How ancient people interacted with the environment
  • The development of medieval societies
  • Scientific principles and procedures
  • Human body systems

The Time4Learning scope and sequence and sixth grade lesson plans pages can help you gain an understanding of what a 6th grade curriculum should include.

6th Grade Curriculum Overview

A typical course of study for sixth grade homeschoolers includes math, language arts (reading, writing), social studies and science. In addition, parents can add other courses and electives such as physical education, music, foreign languages, and more.

All in all, you’ll want to choose a 6th grade program that helps your student:

  • Understand the precise meaning of the words they read, write, listen and speak.
  • Become adept at problem-solving and evaluating simple numerical expressions.
  • Develop a broad understanding of human history and cultures.
  • Gain greater understanding of earth sciences such as geology, oceanography and more.
  • Expand knowledge using research, evidence and critical thinking skills.
  • Grow their communication skills, decision making and goal-setting skills.
  • Prepare for college, a career and life.

Be sure to research the homeschool requirements in your state to ensure your curriculum of preference aligns with what is required.

6th Grade Math Curriculum

When it comes to math, a sixth grade curriculum should help students learn more advanced skills in concepts they are already familiar with, while also teaching new concepts to help them build their math knowledge. Below are some of the math concepts that a student should learn with a robust 6th grade curriculum:
  • Exponents and square roots
  • Perimeter and area
  • Graphing, frequency tables and line plots
Read more on our 6th grade math curriculum page.

6th Grade Language Arts Curriculum

A sixth grade language arts curriculum should help students become more confident readers and writers by teaching important skills in a number of areas, including:
  • Analyzing, identifying, and summarizing main ideas, plots, characters, etc.
  • Making inferences and drawing conclusions from text.
  • Synonyms, antonyms, idioms, and more.
Learn more on our 6th grade language arts curriculum page.

6th Grade Social Studies Curriculum

Our 6th grade curriculum has two social studies courses available for parents to choose from, and can be taught in the order you prefer. The two social studies courses are: By default, our 6th grade program auto assigns the world history course, however parents can choose the other course if they like. Learn more on our 6th grade social studies curriculum page.

6th Grade Science Curriculum

As far as science is concerned, the recommended course for a sixth grade education is life science. Topics should help students understand a number of important concepts, such as:
  • Cell structure
  • Introduction to heredity
  • Biodiversity
Learn more on our 6th grade science curriculum page.

6th Grade Spelling Words

As an added benefit, within the parent dashboard you can find spelling lists along with other materials. A well rounded sixth grade education should aim at improving your middle schooler’s vocabulary and help them become better readers, writers and speakers. You can view a sample of our list on our 6th grade spelling words list page.

How to Homeschool a Sixth Grader

Thinking about homeschooling a sixth grader? Time4Learning can help guide you through the process. You’ll find useful information on:
  • How to start
  • Schedule and planning
  • Reading book list
  • Tips, ideas and more!
Learn more about how to homeschool sixth grade here.

Why Choose Time4Learning 6th Grade Homeschool Curriculum?

When you homeschool sixth grade, you want to ensure you are building on existing foundational knowledge in arithmetic, communication skills, scientific methods, history and culture, and more.

For over 16 years, Time4Learning has helped over 600,000 families successfully homeschool their children from PreK-12th grade and prepare them for life after high school. Our sixth grade concepts are taught through a combination of multimedia-based lessons, and engaging activities.

Below are a few reasons why parents choose Time4Learning as their 6th grade online curriculum of choice.

As a Full Curriculum
  • 6th grade curriculum includes all core subjects
  • All courses offer a year’s worth of material
  • Flexible, student-paced approach allows sixth graders to become more independent
  • Students have access to a fun, educational game room so they can continue to learn after their lessons have been completed
  • Activity planners, automated grading and recordkeeping, and other tools help parents save time and homeschool their child with confidence
  • No contracts and the flexibility to start, stop, or pause membership at any time
  • Interactive format keeps students engaged as they learn and have fun
As a Supplement
  • Meets national standards for 6th grade
  • Parents can choose how often and how much they want students to use the program.
  • Students get access to self-guided material and can rewatch lessons as many times as needed to achieve mastery
  • With lessons plans already created, it’s easy for parents to match up the 6th grade material being taught elsewhere to the content on Time4Learning
  • No contracts and the flexibility to start, stop, or pause membership at any time
  • Customizable reports include student’s completed work
  • Complimentary spelling lists and reading lists for 6th grade.

Time4Learning’s 6th grade program can be used as a complete curriculum, for afterschool skillbuilding or as an online summer school program to keep children learning and engaged.

FAQ’s About Homeschooling 6th Grade

How old are 6th graders?

Since the sixth grade is typically the sixth year of school for most children after kindergarten, most students in sixth grade are usually 11 years-old or 12-years-old. They may be older or younger depending on when they began school and whether or not they have been held back or moved up a grade at some point.

How can I prepare my child for sixth grade?

Preparing for sixth grade should include the following:

  • Make sure students always complete their daily lessons
  • Practice their note-taking skills
  • Make it a habit to study on a regular, daily basis
  • Study with other students or join a study group

What should a 6th grader know?

In order to have a successful sixth grade year, a student should have mastered a number of skills and concepts, below are just a few.

  • Be able to identify themes of a story; compare and contrast different passages.
  • Support their opinions in writing with details from the text.
  • Understand figurative language, similes, metaphors, etc.
  • Be able to solve word problems using a number of operations.
  • Knows how to add, subtract and multiply fractions.
  • Knows how to apply the scientific method
  • Distinguish between fact and opinion
  • Know how to use technology for research and to gain better understanding of topics

What should a 6th grader know by the end of the year?

In general, by the end of sixth grade, students should be able to:

  • Have good organization skills and be able to work independently
  • Understand place value and work with decimals up to the hundredths place
  • Write clearly, tell a story, provide detailed information, and back up their opinions with supporting details

PreK - 8th

$19.95
  • Monthly, first student
  • ($14.95 monthly for each additional student)

9th - 12th

$30.00
  • Monthly, per student
  • (Includes 4 courses per student)

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