6th Grade




As we wrap up this year, please be aware of some important dates:

  • May 3-Students have their Character Analysis Essay due.

  • May 15-Original Utopian/Dystopian story is due in booklet

  • May 15-Reading MAP Reading testing starts (promotion test)

In a couple of weeks, we will begin our final unit of the year. Students will learn about the rhetorical triangle and persuasive techniques. Students will give persuasive speeches to end the year. 

It has been a great year! Thank you for your support and the opportunity to teach your child!  -- Mr. Barr


During the final weeks of the school year, sixth graders will be studying Ancient Arabia and Ancient America. In addition to learning about the contributions of these cultures to world history, we will analyze historical maps and different types of graphs.


In Mrs. Moss’s absence, I would just like to introduce myself. My name is Lina Weber and I will be teaching 6th grade science for the duration of her leave. The major focus of the next few weeks is Space exploration. The children have been assigned a solar system project and they are well on their way. The due date is May 15th and everyone has received a breakdown of the assignment as well as a rubric. If you have any questions or concerns, my email is lweber@cps.edu. Thank you all for your continued support.  


Our sixth unit, Relationships in Geometry, is divided into three modules; Area and Polygons, Distance and Area in the Coordinate Plane, and Surface Area and Volume of Solids.

In Module Thirteen, students will learn how to: model area formulas for parallelograms, trapezoids, and rhombuses by decomposing and rearranging parts of these shapes, model area formulas for triangles by decomposing and rearranging parts of shapes, write equations that represent problems related to the area of rectangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, and triangles where dimensions are positive rational numbers, and write equations that represent problems related to the volume of right rectangular prisms where dimensions are positive rational numbers.

In Module Fourteen, students will learn how to: use absolute value to find distances between points in the coordinate plane, find the length of a side, and solve problems that involve drawing polygons in the coordinate plane.

In Module Fifteen, students will learn how to: identify nets and use nets to find the surface area of a solid, calculate the volume of rectangular solids, and use volume equations to solve problems.

We will focus on applying and extending previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers, as well as solving real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.

Our seventh unit, Measurement and Data, has one module: Displaying, Analyzing, and Summarizing Data. In Module Sixteen, students will learn about numeric data, representing numeric data graphically, categorical data, and interpreting numeric data from a dot plot, box plot, or histogram

We will focus on understanding that by calculating measures of center, measures of spread, and other measures of the data, and that by using them, helps us to better understand and solve problems.


Mark Twain Elementary School

5134 South Lotus Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
Tel: (773) 535-2290
Fax: (773) 535-2248

Laura Paull, Principal
Mary Ann Correa, Asst. Principal
Jennifer Crall, Asst. Principal

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