Sixth Grade Literature Vocabulary

VocabularySpellingCity has 6th grade reading vocabulary word lists based on age-appropriate classic literature that is just right for reading instruction in your classroom. As students explore Common Core State Standards literature selections and other 6th grade novels, short stories, and poems, our literature-based vocabulary word lists, free printable worksheets, and other resources support your students’ growth and their ability to meet reading comprehension goals. Read MoreRead Less

6th Grade Reading Practice & Vocabulary for Middle School Success

As your students’ reading skills mature, they can use grade-appropriate literature to expand their knowledge of the world, explore different cultures and topics, and begin to understand relationships in more sophisticated ways. VocabularySpellingCity’s literature lists are carefully chosen to match your students’ reading abilities and educational needs. Our interactive games and middle school language arts activities help students understand and acquire vocabulary that conveys new concepts, sophisticated interrelationships, and shades of meaning. Our vocabulary and reading practice for 6th grade students is a great way to reinforce and build important skills in a fun, engaging manner.

Spelling is an integral part to continue to acquire vocabulary. Easily incorporate spelling into your reading instruction by importing your word lists or pairing a ready-made sixth grade spelling word list with over 35 learning games and activities.

Sixth Grade Short Stories, Novels, and Poetry

VocabularySpellingCity’s literature lists help you choose literature for middle school students. Ready-made literature-based lists can be used in conjunction with our many vocabulary and spelling activities. With a VocabularySpellingCity premium membership you can even modify the list of vocabulary words to match your 6th grade language arts curriculum. Use the lists to print activities for middle school students such as our Premium Crossword Puzzle or Word Search. Or engage your students in practice on the computer with middle school language arts online games.

Common Core State Standards for Literature and Language

VocabularySpellingCity’s vocabulary word lists include middle school reading and poetry selections from the Common Core State Standards literature list. Using these books, students learn skills that help them meet the requirements for both the Literature standards and the Vocabulary Acquisition and Use standards. For example, students may work to meet reading literature standard RL.6.4. “Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.” as they read. Then, further work with the vocabulary list will provide them greater insight into the meaning, shades of meaning, and use of the words as they complete online and printed activities, using their vocabulary words in the context of meaningful sentences and definitions.

Learning new words with the help of VocabularySpellingCity’s online games and activities and printable worksheets will also help sixth graders meet language standards such as this one: “L.6.5. Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., stingy, scrimping, economical, unwasteful, thrifty).” VocabularySpellingCity’s vocabulary practice activities will help your students excell in reading comprehension, communication, and standardized tests.

Here’s at a glance a few literature-based 6th grade vocabulary lists you can import, pair them with over 35 learning games and activities.

beam, bite, chortle, dead, flame, gamble, sought, stood, sword, through

The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks:
samurai, emperor, envied, magnificent, cruel, discourage, blending, undergrowth, plumage, district

cunning, whim, flailing, patronized, undulate, correspondence, desolate, latrine, dowry, contraption

Island of the Blue Dolphins:
canoe, chief, devastated, marooned, natives, persuade, provisions, secret, survive, traditional

Walk Two Moons:
cadaver, devour, extensive, gullible, lunatic, obvious, omnipotent, ornery, pandemonium, peculiar

The following games are recommended for 6th Grade Literature Vocabulary Lists.

Vocabulary TestMe provides students with the opportunity to take a vocabulary test independently.

Play Vocabulary TestMe with a 6th grade Literature list.

WhichWord? Sentences provides practice recognizing contextual sentences for each spelling and vocabulary word.

Play WhichWord? Sentences with a 6th grade Literature list.

FlashCards provides students the opportunity to see and hear each word spelled and then read aloud.

Play FlashCards with a 6th grade Literature list.