6th Grade Spelling Words: List for 6th Grade Students

When students reach 6th grade, they may be familiar with typical spelling patterns; however, they still need to learn new words and words that break normal rules. To provide extra practice, you can create spelling lists for your child to review at home.

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How Can I Compile a List of 6th Grade Spelling Words?

Spelling instruction is naturally connected to learning new vocabulary words. Textbooks often have key vocabulary terms bolded in the text, which you can use in your practice lists. Your child's novels may also be a good resource for finding new and difficult words. If you're still having a tough time, the Internet often provides free resources.

Several educational websites provide free lists of commonly read novels by grade level, while others list common language arts vocabulary terms, which you can use when creating weekly practice lists. If you don't want to tie spelling instruction into vocabulary study, you may just print spelling word lists from the Internet for your son or daughter to review. Some sites will even list commonly misspelled words for your child to practice. To get started, try the word list below.

6th Grade Spelling Word List

  1. Amazed - She was amazed with her dog's ability to get out of the yard, even when the gate was locked.
  2. Beautiful - After the rain had passed, the sky was filled with a beautiful rainbow.
  3. Disguise - To avoid getting caught by the police, the burglar wore a disguise when he robbed the store.
  4. Employment - After I completed college, I was able to obtain employment with my company of choice.
  5. Financial - The financial advisor was able to help me manage my money.
  6. Neighborhood - When Sarah moved, she had to make friends in her new neighborhood.
  7. Occupation - Young boys often view firefighting as their occupation of choice.
  8. Pavement - Jane scraped her knee on the pavement when she fell off her bicycle.
  9. Recommendation - My teacher gave me a great recommendation for a new book to read.
  10. Sluggish - I'm not sick anymore, but I'm still feeling a bit sluggish.
  11. Speechless - The surprise birthday party left me speechless.
  12. Theory - My mom's theory on why I can't sleep at night is I drink too much soda.
  13. Viewpoint - Each person on the team had a different viewpoint on which play to make.
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