Sixth graders will be learning how to read non-fiction text. We will focus on using headings and text structure to find main ideas and make connections when statements are worded differently in a textbook than how they are worded in another format.
Students will learn study skills that will help them be successful in all content areas. Note-taking strategies like Cornell Notes, outlining, sketch notes and doodle mapping will be taught. Pre-made handouts will be given to students as guides while learning these note taking strategies. As the year progresses, handouts will be less structured and students will be encouraged to choose the note-taking method that works best for them but science notebooks will be periodically assessed for organization and structure.