In terms of language arts skills, by the end of sixth grade, children are expected to be able to ensure that pronouns are in the proper case, use intensive pronouns, recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person, and recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents). They should further be able to use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements and to spell correctly. Students should be able to interpret figures of speech in context, use the relationship between particular words to better understand each of the words, and distinguish among the connotations of words with similar denotations. In terms of math skills, students should be able to understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems. They should be able to apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions and both compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples. Additionally, students should be able to apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers and be able to apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions. Further, students should be able to reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities and represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables. Geometrically, students should be able to solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume. Statistically, students should be able to develop an understanding of statistical variability and to summarize and describe distributions. While this sounds like (and is!) a lot, edHelper's Morning Skills Books ease your students through the year with their constant gentle review that is neither too much nor too little and, most importantly, not boring!