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Lessons from March 23 - April 3, 2020



Reading | Math | Social Studies | Science



6th Reading Language Arts

(20 Minutes Independent Choice Reading + 25 Minutes Reading & Writing Activity) Keep a journal of all your activities. Choose at least 3 activities per week.

  • Read a text from McGraw-Hill StudySync, Achieve3000 or any other available resource.
  • Design a comic strip illustrating a major scene in the story or book.
  • Write a summary of the text using the characters, problem and resolution.
  • Write a letter to a friend explaining why they should or should not read the story or book.
  • Make a character web of the main character’s traits. Describe this character to a family member.
  • Read two fiction stories and compare the main characters using a Venn diagram.
  • Make a four-square sheet showing the theme, setting, plot, and point of view.
  • Write a paragraph explaining or talk to a family member about a connection between the story and your life.
  • Write a paragraph explaining the author’s purpose of the text. Provide text evidence.
  • What is the main idea? Write three details from the text that support the main idea.
  • Research an author of a text you have read or someone you’d like to learn more about.
  • Read a newspaper article or an online article and explain why the article is important and why it interested you.
  • Create a five-question quiz for the text you read.
  • Create five interview questions you would like to ask the author of the text.
  • After reading the text, what are two questions you have that you could research?
  • Research a career that you would like to have or interview a family member about their job.
  • Write an essay about your role model, the importance of teamwork, or the benefits of technology.

Online Resources

Students can access online district resources by logging in using CLEVER and their Google credentials.


6th Grade Math (30-45 minutes)

Choose 2 activities per week.

Party Planning
Calculate how much it costs to plan a tailgate party (carne asada). Create a table with item, cost per item, # of items, and total or use the following template to figure out which store (Walmart or HEB) would be more cost effective.

  • List entrees, chips, and drinks
  • Take into account brand name vs. non-brand name items
  • Needs vs. Wants

Toilet Paper Math
Count the number of toilet paper rolls that you have and calculate if you will have enough for two weeks.
Take into account:

  • Approximately 500 sheets per roll
  • 8 sheets per toilet visit
  • Average of 3 toilet visits per person in household

Then compare your results to the online toilet paper calculator.

Social DISTANCING (how long is it?)
It is recommended that people stand 6 feet apart from each other. How far is this in:

  • Inches:__________
  • Yards: __________
  • Miles:___________

Set up a proportion to calculate the distance in a different unit, then use the online calculator to check your work. (

Credit vs. Debit
Talk to your parents about the differences between using debit cards and credit cards. See the video about credit and debit. (

  • List 3 scenarios where using debit is more appropriate.
  • List 3 scenarios where using a credit card is a good option.
  • Check your understanding by answering the questions about credit and debit.

Online Resources

Students can access online district resources.

Login: IDuisd@united sample: 123456uisd
Password: IDuisd

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6th Grade-Social Studies (30 minutes)

Choose 2 activities per week.

  • Identify examples of physical features in your community.
  • Select two countries you have learned about and make a list of the political, social, economic and geographic characteristics of these countries.
  • Create a list of 15 facts that you have learned about one of the following continents: South America, Europe, or Asia.
  • Create a comic strip illustrating the culture and culture traits of the United States.
  • Create a map of your neighborhood and include geographics tools (legend, scale, compass, cardinal directions).
  • Write a journal describing life in a country that you have learned about.List entrees, chips, and drinks

Online Resources

Students can access online district resources.

  • Wakelet (Online Resources to review content learned in 6th grade social studies)
  • BrainPop (BrainPop-Explore website to view videos, play games and other educational activities)


6th SCIENCE (30 minutes daily)

Choose 2 activities per week.

  • Observe, describe, and draw the appearance of the moon, including the moon phase each night or morning.
  • Watch the local weather forecast together and discuss predictions in weather.
  • Identify and make a list of various energy resources in your home, including mechanical, light, thermal, electrical, and sound energy.
  • Observe interactions between living and nonliving elements in an ecosystem. Record and explain the interactions between some living and nonliving elements.
  • Set up stations with various toys for exploration.
    • How did you start the toys to move? What was the push or pull?
    • What did the toy do? Did it roll, bounce, slide, etc.?
    • Which direction did the toy travel? Did it change direction? Why?
    • What happened just before the toy stopped moving?
    • What do you think made the toy stop?
    • What happened when more force was applied to the toy?

Online Resources