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6th Grade
The STRUCTURED WRITING FOR THE 6th GRADE is a small group class that provides instruction aligned with the California's Common Core State Standards in the following areas:
Active Reading (Reading Comprehension): Students will read and understand 4-5 novels, cite textural evidence to support analysis and inferences drawn from the text, determine a theme and how it is conveyed through particular details, provide a summary distinct from personal opinions, analyze how a particular sentence, chapter or scene fits into the overall development of the theme, setting, or plot and explain the effects of common literary devices (e.g., symbolism, imagery, metaphor).
Fundamentals of Effective Writing: Students will be writing clear, coherent, and focused essays that introduce a thesis statement, organize ideas using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect, develop a topic with relevant facts, quotations, and definitions, use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts, establish and maintain a formal style, provide a concluding paragraph. Students will be practicing the three writing genres (expository, persuasive arguments, and descriptive narratives) to include at least 500—800 words in each composition.
Vocabulary Acquisition: Students will integrate knowledge of individual words to enhance their writing, identify and interpret figurative language and words with multiple meanings, and understand and explain "shades of meaning" in related words.
Grammar: For the grammar module of the class, students will learn to identify and properly use all pronouns (e.g., subjective, objective, possessive case) and present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect verb tenses, ensure that verbs agree with compound subjects, use simple, compound, and compound-complex sentences, use effective coordination and subordination of ideas to express complete thoughts and the appropriate use of colons and semicolons to connect independent clauses.
Some book purchases will be necessary. Students can expect homework and weekly quizzes. Grades will be given.
August 28—January 26 (22 weeks)*
*November 20—26 (Thanksgiving Recess)
*December 25—January 7 (Winter Recess)
Wednesdays 4:00—6:00pm HUGHES
The BARUN ACADEMIC CENTER's APPLIED MATH for the 6th GRADE provides an excellent foundation aligned with California's COMMON CORE State Standards for the aspiring math student. The curriculum provides students an opportunity to achieve the following broad instructional goals:
Ratios and Proportional Relationships: Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems (by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations).
The Number System: Fluently add, subtract, and divide multi-digit numbers and decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation. Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers. Solve real-world and mathematical problems by graphing points in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane.
Expressions and Equations: Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities. Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables.
Geometry: Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.
Statistics and Probability: Develop understanding of statistical variability. Display numberical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots.
This group class is for the 5th grade APAAS or 6th grade student. Students can expect homework, quizzes, a mid-term and a final. Grades will be given.
August 28—January 26 (22 weeks)*
*November 20—26 (Thanksgiving Recess)
*December 25—January 7 (Winter Recess)
Thursdays 4:00—6:00pm SUH
COMMON CORE MATH 7 ACCELERATED at the BARUN ACADEMIC CENTER introduces the language and methods of algebra. Instruction will focus on 4 critical areas:
Ratios and Proportional Relationships: Use proportional relationships to solve multistep ratio and percent problems.
Expressions and Equations: Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problem, and construct equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities.
Geometry: Use facts about supplementary, complementary, vertical, and adjacent angles in a multi-step problem to write and solve equations for an unknown angle in a figure. Solve real-world problems involving area, volume and surface area of 2 and 3 dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.
Statistics and Probability: Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models. Develop a probability model and use it to find probabilities of events.
This group class is for the 6th grade APAAS or 7th grade student. Students can expect homework, quizzes, a mid-term and a final. Grades will be given.
August 28—January 26 (22 weeks)*
*November 20—26 (Thanksgiving Recess)
*December 25—January 7 (Winter Recess)
Thursdays 4:00—6:00pm KOZICK
BARUN MATH FOR THE 6th GRADE is aligned with the California's Common Core State Standards emphasizing word problems (problem solving techniques and the application of mathematics) and preparing students by building a sound mathematical foundation through rigorous practice and regular improvement. Students will master the four arithmetic operations with whole numbers, positive fractions, positive decimals, and positive and negative integers. Practice is everything. Homework and periodic assessment tests will be assigned.
August 28—January 26 (22 weeks)*
*September 4 (Labor Day Observed)
*November 20—26 (Thanksgiving Recess)
*December 25—January 7 (Winter Recess)
Mondays 3:00—6:00pm  
Wednesdays 3:00—6:00pm  
(Twice a week: 60 minutes anytime)
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