6th Grade Spelling Words List

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Master Spelling List 6th Grade

2014-2015

  

Week 1: 9/8

Common Long /a/ patterns

Homophones: Words that sound the same, but have different spellings and meanings, are the most frequently misspelled words.


plane – (a flying vehicle)

plain – (not fancy)

sale – (special prices)

sail – (use the wind)

waste – (use too much)

waist – (above your hips ) 

away

spray 

maybe

paint


Week 2: 9/15

Common Long /e/ patterns

reach

field

wheel

cheese

theme

steam

shriek

geese

scene

piece


Week 3: 9/22

Long /i/ patterns

quite

quiet

scribes

mind

climb

slight

fright

thigh

twice

sign


Week 4: 9/29

Long /o/ patterns

telephone

throw

toast

growth

below

scold

provoke

approach

loaf

oppose


Week 5: 10/6

Long /u/ patterns

bruise

mute

shrewd

prosecute

juice

true

knew past tense of “know”

new just made

fruit

rescue


Week 6: 10/13

Review of all words learned weeks 1-5. You will be given 10 random words out of the 50 you’ve studied. 


Week 7: 10/20

Rule # 1:  All words

have parts: sounds, 

syllables, and affixes. Stick 

the parts together. 

Example: mis + spell = misspell

reteach

disprove

unpopular

react

discomfort

unequal

retell

disagree

unable

disrespect


Week 8: 10/20

Rule # 1 

walked

needed

treated

boxes

fences

gates

farms

teacher

painter

helper

Week 9: 10/27

Rule # 2: Final E

Drop the final E from a word when the next part begins with a vowel. 

Example: hope + ing = hoping

waste

wasted

wasting

race

raced

racing

racer

write

writing

writer

Week 10: 11/3

Rule # 2: 

slide

sliding

stare

staring

stared

taste

tasted

tasting

move

moving

Week 11: 12/1

Review of all words learned weeks 7-10. You will be given 10 random words.  Be prepared to identify the rule as well as to spell correctly.

Week 12: 12/8

Rule # 3: Doubling rule-Double the final consonant in a short word when the word ends CVC and the next part begins with a vowel. Example: swim+ing = swimming

plod

plodding

plodded

strum

strummed

strumming

cruel

cruelly

quit

quitter

Week 13: 1/5

Rule # 3: Doubling rule-Double the final consonant in a short word when the word ends CVC and the next part begins with a vowel. Example: swim+ing = swimming

flap

flapped

submit

submitted

prefer

preferred

dispel

dispelled

beg

begging

Week 14: 1/12

Rule # 4: Change the Y to I when a word ends in a consonant + y, and you add a suffix that does not begin with i. Example: happy to happily

funny

funnier

funniest

funnily

cry

crying

cried

sorry

sorrier

sorriest

Week 15: 1/20

Rule # 4: Change the Y to I when a word ends in a consonant + y, and you add a suffix that does not begin with i. Example: happy to happily

study

studied

mystery

mysterious

envy

envious

supply

supplies

lucky

luckily

Week 16: 1/26

Review of all words learned weeks 12-15. You will be given 10 random words out of the 40 you’ve studied. Be prepared to identify the rule as well as to spell correctly.

Week 17: 2/2

#5 EVERY SYLLABLE HAS A VOWEL VCCV

button

market

sunny

garden

yellow

member

basket

fellow

center

plastic

Week 18: 2/9

#5 EVERY SYLLABLE HAS A VOWEL

VC│CV: Syllable Division & Stress

person

attend

picture

expert

survive

perform

urgent

harvest

disturb

welcome

Week 19: 2/17

#5 EVERY SYLLABLE HAS A VOWEL

VCV

Open : long vowel V│CV

Closed: short vowel VC|V

human

dragon

rapid

punish

paper

magic

climate

shiver

bacon

bonus

Week 20: 2/23

VCV

Open : long vowel V│CV

#5 EVERY SYLLABLE HAS A VOWEL

pilot

navy

open

nature

music

spoken

frozen

spider

student

even

Week 21: 3/2

VCV

Open : long vowel V│CV

Closed: short vowel VC|V

#5 EVERY SYLLABLE HAS A VOWEL

meter

because

vanish

select

habit

famous

below

defend

legal

parent

Week 22: 3/9

Review all words weeks 17-21. You will be given 10 random words. 

Week 23: 3/30

VC│CV: Syllable Division & Stress

offer

secret

escape

barber

allow

tender

hello

raccoon

common

support

Week 24: 4/6

Stress in homographs

record (n

record (v)

protest (n

protest (v)

conduct (n

conduct (v)

subject (n

subject (v)

extract (n

extract (v)

Week 25: 4/13

Stress in homographs

permit (n

permit (v)

insert (n

insert (v)

rebel (n

rebel (v)

desert (n

desert (v)

combat (n

combat (v)

Week 26: 4/20

Stress in homographs

present (n)

present (v)

contract (n)

contract (v)

refuse (n)

refuse (v)

suspect (n)

suspect (v)

combine (n)

combine (v)

Week 27: 4/27

Review of all words learned weeks 24-26; all words must be properly divided and accented. You will be given 10 random words out of the 30 you’ve studied. 

Week 28: 5/4

Stress in homographs

produce (n)

produce (v)

conflict (n)

conflict (v)

entrance (n)

entrance (v)

reject (n)

reject (v)

buffet (n)

buffet (v)

Week 29: 5/11

Stress in homographs

abuse  (n)

abuse (v)

console (n)

console (v)

discard (n)

discard (v)

contest (n)

contest (v)

wind (n)

wind (v)

Week 30: 5/18

Stress in homographs

object (n)

object (v)

progress (n) 

progress (v)

project (n)

project (v)

convict (n)

convict (v)

incense (n)

incense (v)

Week 31: 5/26

Stress in homographs

Review of all words learned weeks 28-30; all words must be properly divided and accented. You will be given 10 random words out of the 30 you’ve studied.