Alien Invasion Dividing Fractions activity Try Now

Alien Invasion Dividing Fractions

Dividing Fractions, 6.NS.A.1

Alien Invasion Decimal Operations activity Try Now

Alien Invasion Decimal Operations

Operations with Decimals, 6.NS.B.3

Pet City 6th Grade Decimal Division activity Try Now

Pet City 6th Grade Decimal Division

Operations with Decimals, 6.NS.B.3

Panda Breakout: Least Common Multiples activity Try Now

Panda Breakout: Least Common Multiples

Common Multiples & Factors, 6.NS.B.4

Dr. Chavez's Science Lab activity Try Now

Dr. Chavez's Science Lab

Textual Evidence, RI.6.1

Parkside News Report activity Try Now

Parkside News Report

Central Idea of a Text, RI.6.2

Parker's Journal activity Try Now

Parker's Journal

Textual Evidence and Inferences, RL.6.1,RL.5.2

When It Rains On Summer Days activity Try Now

When It Rains On Summer Days

Textual Evidence and Inferences, RL.6.1

Exploration on Mt. Sawyer activity Try Now

Exploration on Mt. Sawyer

Plot Development, RL.6.3

Cat Nap activity Try Now

Cat Nap

Introduction to Text Structure, RL.6.5

My Grandpa Took Me Fishing activity Try Now

My Grandpa Took Me Fishing

Point of View, RL.6.6

Pet City activity Try Now

Pet City

Intro to Ratios, 6.RP.A.1

Ring Toss Ratios activity Try Now

Ring Toss Ratios

Intro to Ratios, 6.RP.A.1

Space Cube activity Try Now

Space Cube

Intro to Ratios, 6.RP.A.1

Fact or Opinion - Evaluating Claims activity Try Now

Fact or Opinion - Evaluating Claims

Author's Argument, RI.6.6,RI.6.8

Narrator's Point of View 6th Grade activity Try Now

Narrator's Point of View 6th Grade

Point of View, RL.6.6

Reading Informational Text: Integrating Information activity Try Now

Reading Informational Text: Integrating Information

Integrate Information, RI.6.7

Using Positive & Negative Numbers activity Try Now

Using Positive & Negative Numbers

Positive and Negative Numbers, 6.NS.C.5

Intro to Data activity Try Now

Intro to Data

Center, Spread and Shape, 6.SP.A.2

Main Idea of an Article activity Try Now

Main Idea of an Article

Central Idea of a Text, RI.6.2

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Educational Activities and Teaching Resources for 6th Grade

Ah, 6th grade—the first year of middle school for some, the last year of elementary for others. In sixth grade, math takes on a whole new level of excitement! Students will be diving deep into fractions, decimals, and percentages like never before, and using them to solve all sorts of fun problems. They'll also get to flex their geometry skills by exploring the world of angles, lines, and shapes. Don't forget about algebra, where students will get to crack codes and solve puzzles by figuring out the values of different variables.

In reading, 6th graders will be diving into all sorts of amazing books, from classic novels to contemporary works of fiction. They'll be honing their reading skills, including fluency, comprehension, and critical analysis. Along the way, students will get to explore different genres like mysteries, biographies, and fantasy. They will also be building up vocabulary, learning new words and phrases that will help them express themselves better. Let’s journey to new worlds and meet new characters together.

Some of the skills students will master in eSpark include:


  • Understanding ratio concepts
  • Using ratio reasoning to solve problems
  • Understanding the concept of unit rates and converting units
  • Using ratio tables
  • Understanding percentages
  • Dividing fractions and multi-digit numbers with fluency
  • Understanding common multiples and factors
  • Fluently adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing multi-digit decimals
  • Understanding positive and negative numbers, absolute value, and opposites
  • Graphing in the coordinate plane
  • Evaluating expressions with exponents; writing expressions; understanding equivalent expressions
  • Solving one-variable equations
  • Understanding statistics and possibility
  • Learning center, spread, and shape in data visualization; explaining measures of center and variation
  • Visualizing and summarizing data sets


  • Using textual evidence to support inferences
  • Understanding common themes in literature and non-fiction texts
  • Describing plot and character development
  • Identifying text structure and how it contributes to setting or theme
  • Understanding point of view and author’s purpose
  • Comparing and contrasting text and video versions of the same story; comparing and contrasting texts by two authors on the same topic
  • Comparing and contrasting genres
  • Understanding the main idea/central idea of a text
  • Describing the development of an idea or event
  • Integrating information from various sources
  • Using evidence to support an argument

eSpark is truly unique in the world of online learning. Our holistic, student-centered approach blends the proven benefits of play-based learning with systematic, explicit, and direct instruction. It’s proof that learning can be fun, personalized, and effective, all at once!

eSpark meets the criteria for evidence-based interventions under ESSA guidelines, and has been proven in multiple studies to improve student performance in math and reading.

When you sign up for an eSpark account, your students experience these activities via adaptive, differentiated independent pathways and teacher-driven small group assignments. Teachers also have access to detailed usage and progress reports with valuable insights into standards mastery, student growth trends, and intervention opportunities.

With the addition of the game-changing Choice Texts for the 2023-2024 school year, eSpark has cemented its status as the most loved supplemental instruction option for students and teachers alike. Claim your free account today and see the difference for yourself!