California Content Standards 

English and Language Arts 

Grade Six

Listening and Speaking 

ELA.6.2.0. Speaking Applications (Genres and Their Characteristics) 
 ELA.6.2.1. Deliver narrative presentations: a. Establish a context, plot, and point of view. b. Include sensory details and concrete language to develop the plot and character. c. Use a range of narrative devices (e.g., dialogue, tension, or suspense). 

 ELA.6.2.2. Deliver informative presentations: a. Pose relevant questions sufficiently limited in scope to be completely and thoroughly answered. b. Develop the topic with facts, details, examples, and explanations from multiple authoritative sources (e.g., speakers, periodicals, online information). 

 ELA.6.2.5. Deliver presentations on problems and solutions: a. Theorize on the causes and effects of each problem and establish connections between the defined problem and at least one solution. b. Offer persuasive evidence to validate the definition of the problem and the proposed solutions. 

Mathematics

Grade Six Number Sense 
MA.6.2.0. Students calculate and solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division: 
 MA.6.2.1. Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of positive fractions and explain why a particular operation was used for a given situation. 

Measurement and Geometry 
MA.6.1.0. Students deepen their understanding of the measurement of plane and solid shapes and use this understanding to solve problems: 
 MA.6.1.1. Understand the concept of a constant such as p; know the formulas for the circumference and area of a circle. 

 MA.6.1.2. Know common estimates of p(3.14; 22/7) and use these values to estimate and calculate the circumference and the area of circles; compare with actual measurements. 

 MA.6.1.3. Know and use the formulas for the volume of triangular prisms and cylinders (area of base x height); compare these formulas and explain the similarity between them and the formula for the volume of a rectangular solid. 

MA.6.2.0. Students identify and describe the properties of twodimensional figures: 
 MA.6.2.1. Identify angles as vertical, adjacent, complementary, or supplementary and provide descriptions of these terms. 

 MA.6.2.2. Use the properties of complementary and supplementary angles and the sum of the angles of a triangle to solve problems involving an unknown angle. 

 MA.6.2.3. Draw quadrilaterals and triangles from given information about them (e.g., a quadrilateral having equal sides but no right angles, a right isosceles triangle). 