Are 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!
Many words here come from our list of 300 sixth grade
spelling words. Some words are from outside word lists.
But beware! Many words at the end of the list are more difficult than our typical sixth grade words. Words are generally arranged from easiest to most difficult.
(We also have spelling bee lists for lots of other grades, too.)
1. Give students lots of practice in oral spelling before competitions. Ask students to spell words frequently aloud, even from their seats, for a bit of "performance" practice.
3. Be sure to use spelling bee words in sentences when quizzing students. For instance, pause, should be clarified so it won't be confused with paws: The officials decided to pause the game while they reviewed the last play.
3. Stretch students' vocabulary. Introduce them to new words in daily conversation. Use a dictionary to find new words. Better yet, ask students to find words that are new to them and turn them in. Here's my list of 6th grade vocabulary words that's already prepared! At the beginning of each week, post three of these new words, submitted by students, on the board. Ask the student to submitted each one to define the word and use it correctly in a sentence. Include these new vocabulary words in your weekly spelling quizzes.
4. Consider rewarding students who submit a certain number of new vocab words, or who score very high on your spelling quizzes and vocab words. As the saying goes, "Nothing succeeds like success!"
NEW! Spelling Bee Words List - 25 Challenging Spelling Bee Words with Pronunciations and Meanings! Teachers, use these for classroom warm-ups or competitions. Students, learn these before your next competition!
You may also enjoy this list of 50 Hard Spelling Bee Words and Definitions. This is required learning for anyone who wants to excel in an upper grade spelling competition. Please take time to learn the word meanings, along with the spellings!
New! Sixth Grade Spelling Word Lists and Activities - a brand new eBook written just for you! No printer required. Provides extra practice for home school, remote learning and classrooms. Learn more today.
For a change of pace, try one of my difficult spelling brain teasers. In The Message, students must find spelling errors and decode the hidden message! It's tricky enough for adults, but can YOUR students solve it? Maybe in pairs???
For more language practice try some of these Writing Prompts:
NEW! 105 Short Story Ideas for home or classroom use! Follow the calendar year with many seasonal and holiday prompts for middle grades on up. You'll always be ready with imaginative story ideas. Try some of these fresh ideas this week!
Writing Prompts for Middle School - Set #1 What is the best strategy for teaching your younger sibling to stay out of your bedroom? What would you miss most if you had no electricity for a week? You'll find ten more prompts on this fun printable page.
Need more words with sentences, rules, award certificates, and lots of organizational tips? Please consider purchasing our exclusive Spelling Bee Toolbox, for grades 3-5 and grades 6-8. Each one contains 600 grade-appropriate bee words, used in sentences, and all the resources you need for a successful spelling bee! Learn more.
Or use our Mammoth Spelling Bee Word Lists, if you're holding a competition in which you require definitions, parts of speech and sentences. In each eBook, you'll find 400 all-new words!