Sixth Grade Spelling Words

sixth grade student writing at his desk

You'll notice that our sixth grade spelling words look a lot more difficult than our fifth grade spelling words! Why is the difficulty level so much greater?

1.
 Students' vocabularies are increasing rapidly.
2.  Sixth graders are using words with more and more prefixes and suffixes. (Examples: unbelievable, independence)
3.  Other subject areas, like math and science, require students to know how to spell harder words. (Examples: denominator, pollution)

List of Sixth Grade Spelling Words

Printable version of our Sixth Grade Spelling Words

accept accidentally acquire ambulance
ancient appearance appointment arithmetic
audience autumn beautifully beliefs
blown bough bows calendar
canyon capable capacity caution
ceiling champion choir cleanse
combination comfortable community complain
concentration concern connection constitution
contagious conversation cooperation correct
coupon creative creature crisis
culture curious dangerous decision
demonstrate denominator department departure
depth descendant disagreement disastrous
discussion distance distributed earliest
echoes edition educate electricity
element elevator emergency employer
emptiness encouragement encyclopedia entire
entrance envelope equator especially
establish example excellent excitement
exercise experience exterior familiar
faucet fierce fireproof following
forgetting forgiveness fossil freight
frighten fuel further gallon
gaze gesture governor graduation
grateful grief halves hamburger
hangar hanger happiness headache
heroes history honorable horizon
hunger hyphen ignore imagination
immediate importance improvement independence
ingredient injury inquire instead
instruction intermission interview invisible
invitation involve jealous junior
knowledge lawyer league legal
liberty liquid listening loaves
location luggage manager manner
manor marriage meant mechanic
medicine mention minus minute
mistaken misunderstand mixture mourn
multiple muscle museum musician
mute myth nationality negative
noisy noticeable novel numerator
obtain occur official operate
original outline partial passenger
patient penalty penguin percent
performance personal persuade physical
piano plumber poem poet
policy pollute pollution positive
potatoes predict prefer pressure
prevent principal private project
pumpkins purchase purse quote
radius rapid ratio realize
recently recycle reduce referred
regardless regular rehearse relief
relieve remarkable remind remote
replacement replied reply requirement
rescue resident resources respectful
review roam routine rumor
rural safety sailor salute
satisfy scarcely scientific scissors
selection senior sentence separately
serious session shampoo shelves
shorten silent simply sketch
skillful solar sought spaghetti
sponge squawk storage strain
strategy strength strive struggle
studios success suggestion support
surrounded sword system telephone
television temperature theme themselves
therefore thicken thousand threat
tomatoes trophies tutor unbelievable
underneath unite vacuum vain
variety vary vault vegetable
vein violence visible vision
waste who's whose wrestle
wrinkle yield

If these fifth grade words aren't quite right, try a list of words from one of these pages:

Fifth Grade Spelling Words

Seventh Grade Spelling Words

More Sixth Grade Spelling Resources

6th Grade Spelling Bee Words - Prepare your child for a spelling bee competition with this word list.

two penguins

Try using our dictation sentences for a fun way to practice sixth grade spelling words!

Cryptogram Worksheet: Puzzle page for upper grades. Includes instructions so students, parents or teachers can make more cryptogram puzzles with any word list.

Croaky Meets the Plumber and Extra Letters Worksheets: Students chose the correctly spelled words to complete an interesting story or eliminate extra letters to solve a word puzzle.

Fifty-Fifty - Fun word game for kids. Older students earn points as they engage in word play and spelling fun.

board game package with spelling errors

Wacky packages! - Find the spelling errors on these whimsical boxes.  One of our most popular pages!

Find the Right Words: Students identify correctly spelled words in a list and then find them in a fun word search puzzle.


callouts filled with gibberish

Spelling Quizzes from the Evening News - 4 fun spelling exercises. Can your students find and correct all the mistakes in these news reports?

We have a wide assortment of Spelling Worksheets and Spelling Word Games. You may also be interested in our resources for 7th-9th grade.

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