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Sixth grade vocabulary worksheet features double meaning words. From www.spelling-words-well.com

Sixth grade vocabulary practice pages should be interesting and fun to keep middle schoolers engaged! This page includes the observation:

"It seems that everyone LEAVES just 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! Try these items for yourself so you know if they're right for your students. Then grab the printable page and make copies for them all!  Permission always granted for classroom use here at Spelling Words Well. 

Double Duty

Sixth Grade Vocabulary Worksheet - Double Duty

Printable Worksheet & Answers

In each sentence, think of one word that makes sense in both blanks.

1. A colorful ___________ was painted on the head of the ____________ drum.

2. The traveler decided to _____________ his dessert in the ______________.

3. While  making _________, Sara ran out of sugar, putting her in a real __________.

4. I was sitting too _____________ to the door to be able to _______________ it.

5. Crazy as it sounds, the overworked farmer decided to teach his _____________ to help him ____________ his seeds.

6. The dentist gave her patient a ______________ of injections which made his jaw even _______________.

7. We all hoped that the off-key singer would ______________ from singing the ______________.

8. When Grandma found a ___________ in her favorite quilt, she shed a ___________.

9. The psychologist had to ________________ his _______________ to several tests.

10. I was unable to ______________ the large ______________ on the heavy trunk.

11. The landfill was so full that its owner had to _____________ more _____________.

12. We love to __________________   _________________ in our garden!

13. The nurse _______________ a bandage around the _________________.

14. The president of the board asked to sit in a specific ____________ to ___________ the meeting.

15. The _____________   ______________ into the bushes when it heard a gunshot in the distance.

16. The principal did not _______________ to the teacher’s _______________ lesson.

17. Since there is no time like the present, I think it is time to ________________ you with my ___________________.

18. The author took a ______________ approach to writing the ______________.

Get the full printable worksheet and answers. 

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A wacky package, from our page of misspelled packages. This one is a box of WAFFELS.

Wacky packages! - Students love to find others' mistakes, right? They'll enjoy finding the spelling errors on two whimsical boxes.  There's a wacky board game and a package of waffles you don't want to eat! Great for grades 4-7. 

Silent Letter Search: Word search fun! Students must add the correct silent letters and then locate the completed words in the puzzle. Best for grades 5-6. 

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We have lots of brain teasers for kids of all ages that offer unique, fun ways to practice spelling.

Find the Right Words: Students identify correctly spelled words in a list and then find them in a fun word search puzzle. Based on our fifth grade spelling word list; suitable for grades 4-6.

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

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In addition to sixth grade vocabulary practice, you may also be interested in:

Spelling Bee Resources - If you're planning a spelling bee competition, you won't want to miss our vast assortment of spelling bee aids!

50 Sets of Confusing Homonyms - Defined, explained and used in sentences. It's a great boost for your sixth grade vocabulary lessons. 

Spelling Word Lists - Lots of lists for students in grades 1-9, as well as difficult words for upper grades and adults, all at your fingertips!


Tips for Building Spelling Skills - Upper elementary students hopefully have mastered basic spelling rules, but they many still need review and practice in these three important areas.

I'm always working on more spelling resources, so please visit again soon! If you see something you like, please tell another teacher or parent. If you don't see something you want, please tell me!

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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