6th Grade Benchmarks

Language Arts

Reading & Literature

Oral reading

Reading comprehension

Speed reading

Vocabulary building

Language (Writing Process)

Writing paragraphs, poetry, outlines, library research paper, narration, journal, book

reports, letters, creative writing.

Sentences and sentence parts

Fragments, run-ons

Library skills

Student Writers’ Handbook

Language (Grammar)

Punctuation and capitalization rules

Recognizing and diagramming all 8 parts of speech

Word usage


Review of cursive writing formation.

Practice penmanship through creative writing and word exercises

Spelling, Vocabulary & Poetry

Weekly word lists by prefixes, suffixes and root words.

Vocabulary study from the word lists

Eight poems committed to memory

History & Geography

Eight documents reviewed

Advanced map studies

Geography facts, including the 50 states

North America: Canada, United States, Mexico, and Central America

South America: Continent of Natural Resources, Nations of South America

United States History: The Colonial Heritage, New World’s First Republic, U.S. in the Twentieth Century



Plentiful Plants


Observing Invertebrates

Earth & Space

Our Fascinating Earth

God’s Great Universe

Exploring Space


Matter and Chemistry (atoms, elements, and compounds)


Safety and First Aid

Safety First

First Steps of First Aid

Growth and Fitness

Your Changing Body

An Active Lifestyle


Endocrine System

Respiratory System

Muscular System

Skeletal System

A Healthy Mind and Body

Your Body’s Defenses

Lymphatic System

Your Communication System

Nervous System


Drugs—Use and Abuse

A Healthy Spirit


Place value of whole numbers and decimals

Maintaining skills in fundamental operations

Story problems

Problem solving strategies

English & metric measures

Converting measures within the same system and solving measurement equations

Roman numerals

Adding, subtracting and multiplying measures


Prime Factoring

Fundamental operations involving fractions and decimals

Introduction to basic algebra

Equation solving

Ratios and proportion



Graphs and scale drawing

Introduction to statistics

Basic geometric shapes

Rounding off

Converting from a Celsius scale to a Fahrenheit scale and from a Fahrenheit scale to a Celsius

Bisecting angles

Latitude, longitude, and time zones

Banking, finding interest, and installment buying

Reading electric and gas meters


Lessons such as Salvation Series, Life of Christ, Parables, Elijah, Elisha, Daniel, Esther, Ezra/Nehemiah

(includes memory verses, hymns/choruses, and Bible doctrine)

Fine Arts

Music Theory

Traditional, patriotic, fun songs

Further development of perspective, introduction to composition, study of accomplishedartists