6th grade at Worthington Middle School is devised of two teams that include four core teachers and several exploratory teachers (please see the Exploratory page for their descriptions). We are also fortunate to have an EL (English Language Learner) and Special Ed teacher specifically for our grade level.
Sixth grade math offers three math classes, including an advanced course. Students study fractions, percents, and decimals along with measurements, solving equations, and problem solving. We use Holt McDougal as our curriculum. We want to make math a successful part of each student’s life.
Sixth grade Science focuses on Physical Science: Forces and Motion, Science and Technology, Intro. to Chemistry, and Sound and Light. These concepts are taught through the Pearson Interactive Science curriculum, interactive Science labs, virtual PHET labs, as well as LEGO education activities.
Language Arts uses the Holt Elements of Literature textbook to guide the curriculum. Reading and literature skills, spelling, grammar, vocabulary and writing skills are incorporated based on the MN Standards for reading, writing, listening, speaking and viewing. Accelerated Reading and STAR are used for additional reading programming.
Minnesota Studies uses a textbook provided by the MN Historical Society called Northern Lights. To culminate the year of learning about our great state, a field trip to Minneapolis/St. Paul is taken in the spring to visit places such as the state Capitol, Fort Snelling, James J Hill House, and/or others.
Each 6th grade student is loaned a school-issued iPad to complete their academic requirements. Schoology is our on-line learning platform. We also teach and utilize Google Drive, Google Docs, iMovie, Notability, Socrative, Moby Max and Spelling City. Campus Portal provides on-line access to parents and students regarding grades, attendance, fees, behavior and more.