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6th Grade Spelling Words & Activities

6th grade spelling words

Our 6th grade spelling words and activities are great resources for  parents, teachers and students. Upper elementary students are mastering more and more spelling words, but there's no need to stop learning now!

Lists of 6th Grade Spelling Words

6th Grade Spelling Words -300 spelling words for your sixth grader to use and master. Handy for teacher-created worksheets, games and activities. Here's a peek at just a few of the words:

accept accidentally acquire ambulance
ancient appearance appointment arithmetic
audience autumn beautifully beliefs
contagious conversation cooperation correct

6th Grade Spelling Bee Words - Students, get ready for your next classroom competition with this carefully-selected list of 100 words. These are just a bit harder than the list above. 

102 Frequently Misspelled words:  Study this list to boost your spelling abilities. Everybody has a few spelling glitches! For instance, do you know which one of these words is misspelled?  accidentally, fascinate, recommend, restaurant, definitely, millionaire, noticable   Check this list and you'll know for sure!

Word Search Printable Puzzles - Double Take 250

NEW! Double Take - One of our newest word search puzzles printable! This is TWO fun puzzles in one! First you must finish spelling the words on the word list by inserting the correct pair of missing double letters. There are 42 words in all, and many possible combinations, but only one that works! When you've finished that puzzler, then you can search for all 42 in the word search puzzle. How long will it take you to complete this double take/double treat???

Search and Find Word Puzzles - Vicious Vowels

NEW!  Vicious Vowels Search and Find Word Puzzle  Look for 45 words with tricky vowel spellings in this fun word search puzzle! Built-in practice activities will enhance learning. Extension activities also included on the web page. Words appear on our list of sixth grade spelling words, but 4th grade through adult ages will enjoy this challenge!

Fifth Grade Spelling Words & Activities eBook from www.spelling-words-well.com

Fifth Grade Spelling Words and Activities will provide excelling spelling practice with 240 grade-level words across 12 topical units. Lots of different activities are provided to make learning enjoyable. Learn more and download free sample pages here.

Sixth Grade Spelling Word Lists and Activities

Sixth Grade Spelling Word Lists and Activities: A one-of-a-kind spelling book written just for you! No printer required. Provides extra practice for home school, remote learning and classrooms. 240 grade level spelling words, arranged in 12 thematic units. Learn more today

6th grade vocabulary words - page 1

6th Grade Vocabulary Words  Improve your students' understanding of LOTS of areas of learning by covering these 200 important words! You'll find many ways to implement these words into your everyday conversations, teaching, and learning. I've also included links to other 6th grade word lists and resources.  Your students may want to explain a mutineer's strategy to retrieve an amphibious vessel from the ocean!

Spelling Worksheets, Sentences & Activities

Brain teasers for all abilities! Try our Level 1 or Level 2 puzzlers for new ways to help students think and spell! 

yellow caution sign

Proceed with Caution! - Students need great spelling skills AND they need to carefully read and follow directions to successfully complete this fun page!

carpenter with saw and hammer

Assembly Job - Reassemble the parts of 12 (mostly) familiar words. Great worksheet for vocabulary and spelling practice!

Double Duty - It seems that everyone LEAVES when it's time to rake the LEAVES. Your students will complete eighteen similar sentences by choosing the correct multiple-meaning word. Some are very challenging!

Sixth Grade Spelling Sentences- Entertaining dictation sentences to provide your students with important practice in listening and spelling.

cartoon of evening newscast

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

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

Croaky the frog on a branch

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. Based on our sixth grade spelling word list.

Antonym Antics - A worksheet for students who are ready for a challenge!

Spelling Word Games

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

callouts filled with gibberish

Mumbo-Jumbo - Students form secret spelling words. Players must use logic to replace letters and guess the correct word. Tricky, but fun!

Spelling Bee Games - Try one of our new Silent Spelling Bee variations. A fun--and quiet--twist on  a classic game! 

Another Spelling Bee Game - Students step up to victory as they help their team advance in this fun game.

Don't miss my brand-new crosswords! I've written a collection of easy crosswords, and some more difficult ones, too. 

Spelling Word eBooks

AnyWord Complete Set of 3 Books

Use our AnyWordTM   Books for oodles of worksheets, games and writing prompts that you can use with any spelling words. Use your favorite pages again and again. They'll turn out different every time! Sixth graders will especially enjoy our Partner Games and SwapSheets!

Teaching Tips


Teaching 6th grade spelling - Tips for teaching two kinds of problematic 6th grade spelling words.

More tips for Building Spelling Skills - How to focus your instruction so that your upper elementary students will continue to improve their spelling.

Step-By-Step Spelling Lesson Plans - Here's a very methodical way  to teach, or learn, those tricky IE/EI words. Great for ESL students, upper elementary students, or adults. You can use every step of this lesson, or just the ones that you need. This free printable lesson includes a link to big list of IE/EI words for extra study and practice.

Troublesome Homonyms Explained, Part 1:  Improve spelling skills by choosing the correct homonym. Definitions and examples included for homonyms beginning with A - P.  Free pdf.  Commonly confused homonyms include brake/break, capital/capitol, hear/here, idle/idol and many more. 

Troublesome homonyms Explained, Part 2:  Here's more spelling help with homonyms. If your/you’re ever to/too confused to use the correct homonym, print out this free, handy reference tool! Homonyms beginning with P - Y.  Word sets include principal/principle, rain/reign/rein, soar/sore and lots more!

Author Ann Richmond Fisher

Ann Richmond Fisher is a longtime published educational writer, a former classroom teacher and a former homeschool teacher. Ann's spelling bee resources, graded spelling word lists, spelling games, worksheets, and other language arts resources have become respected around the globe since she launched Spelling-Words-Well in 2010.

Ann is also the creator of www.word-game-world.com.


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Think a Spell brain teaser eBook

Think-A-Spell! A fun collection of brain teasers and spelling challenges. Best for ages 10 to adult. 

Sixth Grade Spelling Words and Activities eBook

Sixth Grade Word Lists & Activities: 240 Superb words and lots of learning activities! No printer needed. Learn more>>

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Gigantic Spelling Bee Word Lists with definitions, sentences and languages

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Spelling Bee Toolboxes for Grades 3/5 and 6/8   All the resources you need for a successful bee! 

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Monumental Spelling Bee Word Lists for grades 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 with definitions, sentences and languages

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Mammoth Spelling Bee Word Lists  for grades 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8  with sentences, definitions, and languages

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Young Spellers Spelling Bee Word List for Grades 1 & 2 only 

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100 Difficult Spelling Bee Words with Definitions, Sentences and Pronunciations, Volumes 1 and 2

600 Spelling Bee Words & Sentences

600 Spelling Bee Words & Sentences for Gr 3/5 & 6/8 Extra words & sentences at two levels

Anyword Spelling Practice eBooks from www.spelling-words-well.com

AnyWord Spelling Practice Series   Fun Worksheets, games & prompts that work with almost ANY spelling words!