6th Grade Spelling Bee Words

beeAre you a teacher looking for some 6th grade spelling bee words to use in your next classroom competition? 

Or perhaps you're a parent or student trying to "study ahead" on some typical sixth grade spelling words. Either way, this list should help!


Most words here come from our list of 300 sixth grade spelling words. A few of the words at the beginning are from our fifth grade list.

But beware! Many of the words at the end of the list are more difficult than our typical sixth grade words. (These words come from lists of frequently misspelled words or from adding prefixes and suffixes to other tricky words.) Words are generally arranged from easiest to most difficult.

Printable list of 6th grade spelling bee words

action climate express increase
mammal surface gaze teaspoon
simply further noisy poem
gesture heroes squawk bough
solar grief hyphen spaghetti
pressure sailor listening recently
quote myth rumor safety
wrestle rehearse governor rural
jealous headache grateful separate
partial scarcely whose ambulance
temperature scientific hangar emergency
inquire marriage sword sentence
museum excellent ingredient comfortable
especially league ancient nationality
patient vault honorable struggling
intermission acquire vacuum persuade
mechanic requirement accidentally performance
disastrous scissors vegetable appearance
studios descendant systematic audience
violence unbelievable separately lightning
unsuccessful independence variety encyclopedia
immediate strengthen noticeable operational
acknowledgement desperately courageous restaurant
unmistakable recyclable exaggerate convenience
preferable millionaire rhythmic mischievous

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We also have free spelling bee lists on this site for :

3rd grade
4th grade
5th grade
7th grade
8th grade

Serious spelling bee contestants may benefit from reading A Champion's Guide to Success in Spelling Bees: Fundamentals of Spelling Bee Competition and Preparation or one of the many other resources at Amazon.


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