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Sixth Grade-TCSD Pacing Guide February -June


(Fundations, Spelling)

Literacy Learning


WEEK 2:  Reading and gathering information to support my "rule to live by"

WEEK 1: BEGIN MODULE 3   Begin Dragonwings; Analyze Dragonwings for point of view, Literal and figurative language, tone, and meaning.


WEEK 2: Analyze excerpts of autobiography The Lost Garden for how his culture maffected his perspective;  Analyze excerpts of Dragonwings for evidence of Lawerence Yep's perspective and connotative language.


WEEK 3:  Closely read excerpts of Emma Burke's eyewitness account of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fires to identify her point of view and determine how she conveys it.  Analyze her illustrations and elaborates on the earthquakes, the immediate aftermath, and the relief camps.


WEEK 4:  Compare Emma Burke's Point of view of the immediate aftermath with the point of view of Moon Shadow from Dragonwings.




WEEK 1: Reasearch factual information and eyewitnesssources about how the earthquake and fires affected the people of San Fransisco. Make connections between different kinds of literary texts-including poems, plays, and short stories-about the earthquakes and fires.


Literary Assessments


Readers Theater

Field Trips


WEEK 1: Writing an argument related to the novel: How does Bud use his rules: to survive or to thrive?

WEEK 3: Drafting an essay to inform: "My Rule to Live By"  Revise and writing best draft of "My Rule To Live By"


  • Egyptian Project
  • Informational Essay

WEEK 2:  Analyze newspaper articles and craft in order to generate criteria for an effective newspaper article. 

WEEK 3:  Use criteria to write a newspaper article about how the 1906 San Franscisco earthquake and fires affected the people of San Fransisco , featuring all the criteria of an effective newspaper article.


Spring Benchmark

7th Grade Letter


Lesson 10- Novel Excerpt

consternation, docile, indignant, laden, unceremoniously, sinister, confound, boisterous, conundrum, unsettling

Lesson 11 (Days 1-5) - Chinese Legend

accordingly, destitute, inadvertently, cultivate, accumulate, sagacious, affluent, magnanimous, solicit, undaunted


algebra, algebraic expression, base, Associative Properties, coefficient, Commutative Properties, constant, defining the variable

Lesson 11 (Days 6-10)- Chinese Legend

accordingly, destitute, inadvertently, cultivate, accumulate, sagacious, affluent, magnanimous, solicit, undaunted

Lesson 12- Personal Narrative

languish, barren, lucid, combustible, miserly, bolster, dearth, dire, incoherent, insatiable



Distributive Property, equivalent expressions, evaluate, exponent, factor the expression, Identity Properties, like terms, numerical expression, perfect square, powers, properties, term, variable

Lesson 13- Autobiography

expectant, unconsciously, tangible, despair, repentance, benevolent, jubliant, intrigue, decipher, revitalize

Lesson 14 (Days 1-5)- Poem

acrid, puncture, literally, demeanor, cavort, emancipate, fortuitous, metaphorical, dappled, reconcile



arithmetic sequence, dependent variable, function, function rule, function table, geometric sequence, indpendent variable, inequality, linear function, sequence

Lesson 14 (Days 6-10)-Poem

acrid, puncture, literally, demeanor, cavort, emancipate, fortuitous, metaphorical, dappled, reconcile

Lesson 15-Nonfiction Article

efficiency, surpass, immortal, contrive, consolidate, preservation, denounce, unparalleled, coerce, fetid


base, composite figure, congruent, formula, height, parallelogram, polygon, rhombus

Lesson 16- Essay

frolicsome, delirium, preconceived, exploit, tumultuous, sublime, lurk, eclectic, immerse, zealous



average, first quartile, interquartile range, mean, mean absolute deviation, measure of center, measures of variation, median, mode, outliers, quartiles, range, statistical question, third quartile



Social Studies


  • Overexpansion, corruption, invasions, civil wars, and discord led to the fall of Rome. 
  • Looking at how feudalism developed in Western Europe and the role of the Christian Church.
  • The Byzantine Empire
  • Islam
  • Economic, religious and political aspects of the holy land and the conflict of the Crusades from three different perspectives: feudal Europe, Byzantine, and Islamic.


Trade networks promoted the exchange and diffusion of language, belief system, tools, intellectual ideas, inventions, and diseases.

  • Silk Roads, the Indian Ocean, the Trans-Saharan routes


Study of travelers such as Marco Polo, Ibn Buttuta, Mansa Musa, and Zheng He and examine why they traveled, the places they visited, what was learned and what was exchanged as a resut of their travel.


  • The Mongol conquests between the East and West
  • Complex Societies and civilizations adapted and designs technologies for transportation
  • Trade and Exchanges

World Religions: (Review)

  • Review the similiarities and differences between these belief system and their effect on social order and gender roles.



Chapter 5: Integers and The Coordinate Plane

  • Number Lines
  • Terminating and Repeating Decimals
  • Compare and Order Rational Numbers
  • The Coordinate Plane
  • Graph on the Coordinate Plane
  • Find Distance on the Coordinate Plane

DOMAIN 3: Chapter 6:  Expressions

  • Structure of Expressions
  • Powers and Exponents
  • Numerical Expressions

Chapter 6: Expressions (Continued)

  • Algebra: Variables and Expressions
  • Write Expressions
  • Algebra: Properties
  • The Distributive Property
  • Equivalent Expressions

Chapter 7: Equations

  • Equations
  • Solve and Write Addition Equations
  • Solve and Write Subtraction Equations
  • Guess, Check, and Revise: Problem Solving
  • Solve and Write Multiplication Equations
  • Solve and Write Division Equations


Chapter 8: Functions and Inequalities

  • Function Tables
  • Function Rules
  • Functions and Equations
  • Multiple Representations of Functions
  • Make A Table
  • Inequalities
  • Write and Graph Inequalities
  • Solve One-Step Inequalities

Chapter 9: AREA

  • Area of Parallelograms
  • Area of Triangles
  • Area of Trapezoids
  • Polygons on the Coordinate Plane

Chapter 10: Volume and Surface Area

  • Volume of Rectangular Prisms
  • Volume of Triangular Prisms
  • Surface area fo Prisms
  • Nets of Prims and Pyramids


Continue Chapter 10: Volume and Surface Area

  • Volume of Rectangular Prisms
  • Volume of Triangular Prisms
  • Surface Area of Rectangular Prisms
  • Nets of Triangular Prisms
  • Surface Area of Triangular Prisms
  • Nets of Pyramids
  • Surface Area of Pyramids

Chapter 11: Statistical Measures

  • Statistical Questions
  • Mean
  • Median and Mode
  • Use Logical Reasoning: Problem-Solving
  • Measures of Variation
  • Mean Absolute Deviation
  • Appropriate Measures


Chapter 12: Statistical Displays

  • Line Plots
  • Histograms
  • Box Plots
  • Shape of Data Distributions
  • Interpret Line Graphs
  • Select an Appropriate Display

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