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E. H. Sutherland Elementary School

10015 S. Leavitt Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643

773-535-2621 fax


Eric Steinmiller

Regina M. Roberts
Assistant Principal


Ms. Cira
Case Manager
IB coordinator

Ms. Rose Pickett
School Clerk

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6th Grade (Level 1 IB) - 3rd Quarter Objectives 2013/14

English Language Artsgraphic

  • Read a variety of literature focusing on the themes of Survival, and Identity. 
  • Writing during and after reading texts, and respond to text dependent questions.
  • Determine how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
  • Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of theme, setting, or plot.
  • Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text. 
  • Write compositions of one and/or more paragraphs for a variety of purposes.
  • Use argument pieces to support the development of argumentative writing.
  • Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.


  • Data Collection & Analysis (Chapter 6)
    • Mean, median, mode, and range
    • Additional Data & Outliers
    • Measures of variation
    • Line Plots, frequency tables, and histograms
    • Describing distribution
  • Proportional Relationships. (Chapter 7)
    • Rates & Ratios
    • Using tables to explore equivalent ratios & rates
    • Ordered pairs
    • Proportions
    • Percents
    • Percents, Decimals, and Fractions
    • Percent of a number
    • Solving Percent Problems

I will also incorporate a review of basic concepts in geometry, algebra, and measurement. In math students complete an extended/constructed response weekly, at least 2 mandatory projects and math literature connections with the use of Scholastic Math. Students will also have hands on activities and labs throughout the quarter. 

Social Studies   

  • Continued study of Ancient Civilizations with emphasis on Ancient Greece and Rome.
  • Study includes culture, history and geography.

Projects include:  Greek Banner, Roman timeline, BC/AD timeline, and Greco-Roman influence on western civilization


  • Know and apply concepts, principles, and process of scientific inquirygraphic
  • Understanding and practicing safety in the lab
  • Read and understand scientific information using a variety of strategies
  • Conduct research projects
  • Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.
  • Describe interactions between solid earth, oceans, atmosphere and organisms that have resulted in ongoing changes of Earth (e.g., erosion, El Nino).
  • Analyze and explain large‐scale dynamic forces, events and processes that affect the Earth’s land such as weathering, erosion, and geologic time.
  • Explain interactions of energy with matter including changes of state and conservation of mass and energy.

Late Work
We are now in the third quarter of the school year and students should now be accustomed to the routines of using their planner and completing assignments.  Overall, it is an essential middle school responsibility for students to take full accountability of all assignments.  Therefore, after careful consideration sixth grade teachers have decided that late work will no longer be accepted.  If you have any questions and concerns, please feel free to call us at 535-2580.  Thank you for your cooperation and support.

Mrs. Baker-Dixon 209
Mr. Cahill 210
Ms.  Sanders 212



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