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They Need to Succeed in School

Linda Ward Beech

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TA B L E O F CONTENTS

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
LESSON 1: School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

LESSON 2: Reading / Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

LESSON 3: Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

LESSON 4: Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

LESSON 5: Math/Economics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

LESSON 6: Size and Amount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

LESSON 7: Social Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

LESSON 8: Social Studies / Political . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech, Scholastic Teaching Resources

LESSON 9: Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

LESSON 10: Study Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

LESSON 11: Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

LESSON 12: Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

LESSON 13: Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

LESSON 14: Citizenship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

LESSON 15: Competition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

LESSON 16: Verbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

LESSON 17: Adjectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

LESSON 18: Nouns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Word List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Introduction Tips for Using the Lessons
Academic vocabulary refers to words that • Make a practice of using the lesson
are commonly found in textbooks and used words often in classroom discussions and
in assignments, content area standards, assignments. Call attention to these
and standardized tests. Just as specialized words as they come up.
words are used in fields such as journalism,
medicine, and law enforcement, academic • Consider having students make a set of
vocabulary is the language of the class- word cards for each lesson. You might
room, school, and the educational process. also make a class set and place it in your
Recognizing these words and comprehend- language arts center.
ing what they mean is, therefore, crucial to
a student’s academic success. The purpose • Many words have more than one mean-
of this book is to help students become ing, including some that are not given
familiar with the academic vocabulary in the lesson. Point out additional mean-
most often used at their grade level. In this ings or invite students to discover and
way, they will be better prepared to under- share them.
stand and successfully complete classroom
work, homework assignments, and tests. • Review parts of speech with students
The lessons in this book are organized before each lesson. Many words can be

180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech, Scholastic Teaching Resources
around curriculum areas and other com- used as more than one part of speech,
mon school topics. Each four-page lesson including examples that are not given in
introduces ten words and provides various this book. Encourage students to monitor
ways for students to explore their meaning their use of these words.
and usage. The lessons are intended as
independent activities with some teacher • Be sure to have students complete the
support. Portfolio Page assignments on the second
page of each lesson. Add your own writ-
ing assignments as well. Applying the
Materials lesson words in independent writing
As you introduce the lessons, be sure to activities is essential in making the words
have the following items available: part of students’ vocabulary.

Dictionaries
• Encourage students to consult more
Thesauruses
than one reference and to compare
Writing tools or computers
information.
Student portfolios of written work

TEXT
MESSAGE
4 You’ll find a complete alphabetized list of all the lesson words in
the Word List at the back of the book. Each page number listed
identifies the first page of the lesson in which the word is found.
4

the goal is to generate exercises focusing a. Each group came up with a ________________________ for a hall mural. lighting b. game. A painting that is complex has interwoven parts. mistakes learning activity 7. 4. element. exercises focusing simple sentences 5. Underline the best ending for each sentence. parts of was severe. 1. ___ ___ ___ A ___ ___ ___ prefixes. ___ ___ ___ A ___ ___ 2. doors c. Read each question. increase or add to something generate impact innovation perceive scheme a puzzle. The class brainstormed to ________________________ ideas for the poster. An artist often ________________________ things differently than others do. lesson focus A component is a part of a whole. The first lesson page includes: The second page includes: LESSON 12 ART LESSON 12 ART lesson words Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ lesson words Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ complex component concept criteria enhance complex component concept criteria enhance generate impact innovation perceive scheme generate impact innovation perceive scheme statement of ✱ YOU USE CERTAIN WORDS WHEN TALKING ABOUT ART. S ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ speech. impression. Before an art auction. What ________________________ will the judges use in the art show? 10. an effect on someone on suffixes. other 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. floors using the words 10. on meaning 7. 6. cause or create 2. The impact of the crash 3. you bring it into existence. or word Vocabulary Word Number of Syllables Syllables 8. behold. produce. one or more 2. scheme structure ______________________ ______________________ 3. ❑ solve ❑ understand ❑ cause 5. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ T 4. ___ ___ R ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ roots. word C. innovation ______________________ ______________________ 52 53 5 . something newly introduced two or three 1. store art b. Write a cloze exercise * 7. 2. concept ______________________ ______________________ 10. Then write the syllables that 6. 2. tests for making a judgment 3. novelty ________________________ explaining meaning A scheme is a system. This designer is known for her creativity and ________________________ . 7. Choose the word that gives the best meaning for the vocabulary word in each sentence. Scholastic Teaching Resources 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. Which one is a scheme? ❑ scene ❑ plot ❑ scream 3. museums often use special 9. interest c. Bailey did not perceive the ❑ blow ❑ import ❑ instinct 4. part ________________________ An innovation is something new. composite. The third page includes: The fourth page includes: LESSON 12 ART LESSON 12 ART Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ lesson words Read the clues. detect or see 8. component ______________________ ______________________ 9. 8. 9. Lesson Organization Each lesson is four pages long and introduces ten academic words. 1. ___ R ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ 2. Write the best vocabulary word to complete each sentence. Use at least three of the words from this lesson. an idea or notion A. People use criteria as a way to a. change. G ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ make up the word. Choose the best answer. Read the words in each row. complex component concept criteria enhance 1. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ I ___ ___ problem in time to prevent it. 8. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ T meanings. Some words have more than one meaning. Which are criteria? ❑ ruins ❑ rulers ❑ rules 4. of words 1. 2. judge art c. Students should also use the correct verb tense in these sentences. improve. writing assignment 50 51 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. Choose an artwork that you have created or that you admire. augment ________________________ ________________________ If you enhance something. beget ________________________ When you perceive something. Write the number of syllables in each vocabulary word. 3. ignore art maze. Lorenzo had a complex about showing his artwork. view ________________________ Criteria are standards. Complete the puzzle. a plan 6. materials b. 5. Scholastic Teaching Resources 1. Impact is the effect one thing has on another. 4. thought. The trees in the foreground are an important ________________________ in this work. Scholastic Teaching Resources * ALERT STUDENTS TO LOOK AT THE SUBJECTS OF THE CLOZE SENTENCES to determine if they are singular or plural because that will affect the form of the verbs they use. Scholastic Teaching Resources Use what you know. compound 3. Write a vocabulary word that means almost the same thing. Scholastic Teaching Resources 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. Portfolio Page 6. To enhance an artwork. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ E ___ 1. you make it better. A. Maya worked in a color ________________________ of yellows and orange. Portfolio Page review of it explaining your reaction. The stark lines of the sculpture had a big ________________________ on viewers. you see or become aware of it. 1. B. students should determine whether they need to use the singular or plural form. effect ________________________ 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. a portion or part of something B. notion ________________________ When you generate something. or other 5. ❑ wish ❑ thrill ❑ fear 2. Paul added shadows to ________________________ the figure in his painting. Allie’s design was ________________________ and had many interconnected parts. intricately formed 3. A concept is an idea. a. For nouns.

Learning about exercise or fitness is part of your education. 8. Things that interact act upon. 6. Dexter has the _________________________ to do well in school this year. If you accomplish a task. Respect is one _________________________ of a good friendship. Try to maximize. When you apply to a school. Reading good literature will enrich. your time at school. This school is an important _________________________ in the community. 6 . your understanding of human nature. Mr. LESSON 1 SCHOOL Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ accomplish application consult enrich exercise foundation institution interact maximize motivation ✱ SOME WORDS ARE USEFUL TO KNOW BECAUSE THEY RELATE TO SCHOOL. 1. or make the most of. Ellis about her project. or with. Scholastic Teaching Resources Use what you know. 9. Toro had a lot to _________________________ before class began. 7. you ask for advice. or basis. Hannah ran laps on the track to get _________________________ each day. Motivation is an incentive for doing something. 5. Art and music classes can _________________________ a student’s life. such as a school. An institution is an organization. you carry it out. 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. 2. Students who want to work on the school paper must complete an _________________________ for a position. When you consult a teacher. Write the best vocabulary word to complete each sentence. How will the teams _________________________ with each other at the pre-game party? 4. 3. on which something rests. Minna decided to _________________________ Mr. you fill out an application. Jared wrote quickly to _________________________ the time allowed for the test. A foundation is the base. 10. or add to. each other.

accomplish fail achieve accommodate gather 4. exercise exertion crush inactivity exhaust Portfolio Page Find or take a picture of your school. _________________________ 4. The teacher and students relate well with each other. enrich enroll excite improve diminish 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. 1. The captain conferred with the coach before the game. Scholastic Teaching Resources 2. _________________________ 2. _________________________ 3. Read the first word in each row. _________________________ B. Circle a word in the row that is a synonym and underline a word that is an antonym. Careful research is the backbone of a good report. LESSON 1 SCHOOL Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ accomplish application consult enrich exercise foundation institution interact maximize motivation A. Write a vocabulary word that is a synonym for each underlined word or phrase in the sentences. Use at least three vocabulary words from this lesson. The hopeful student filled out a form for the job. maximize captivate increase minimize monitor 5. motivation inspiration movement assistance disincentive 3. institution entrance individual instinct organization 6. then write a paragraph about it. 7 . 1.

Word Related Vocabulary Word Another Related Word 1. Write a sentence to answer each question. Write a vocabulary word that is related to each word below. What is your favorite form of exercise? _________________________________________________________________________________ 4. apply _________________________ _________________________ 2. institute _________________________ _________________________ 5. 1. Use related words you already know or find words in a resource. act _________________________ _________________________ 3. motivate _________________________ _________________________ 4. Scholastic Teaching Resources B. founder _________________________ _________________________ 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. LESSON 1 SCHOOL Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ accomplish application consult enrich exercise foundation institution interact maximize motivation A. How do you plan to maximize your talents? _________________________________________________________________________________ 5. What do you hope to accomplish in school this year? _________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Why is it helpful to consult with someone before making a big decision? _________________________________________________________________________________ 8 . Then write another word that is related to both words. What subjects help to enrich your life? _________________________________________________________________________________ 3.

___ ___ ___ ___ D ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ 8. LESSON 1 SCHOOL Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ Read the clues. 1. make more meaningful 10. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ L ___ 7. groundwork 8. talk over 7. a way of staying fit 3. ___ ___ S ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ C ___ ___ ___ 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. ___ ___ ___ ___ 3. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ O ___ 6. a college is an example of one 2. ___ O ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ 5. bring about 4. connect with 9. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ H 4. inducement 5. Complete the puzzle using vocabulary words. request for admittance 6. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ Z ___ 10. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ A ___ ___ 9. E ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ 9 . Scholastic Teaching Resources 2. enhance 1.

7. The editor of the book has _________________________ the stories to help the reader. Goo Symbolize means to “serve as a symbol. What is the _________________________ of this passage from Hamlet’s speech? 4. the playwright uses _________________________ to show the character’s scorn. LESSON 2 R E A D I N G / L I T E R AT U R E Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ annotate characteristic derive irony literal reaction significance stress symbolize version ✱ YOU USE CERTAIN WORDS WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT LITERATURE.” d A version is an account of something. you _________________________ certain syllables. 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. 9. A literal meaning reflects exactly what a word means. Write the best vocabulary word to complete each sentence. Derive means “to come from a certain source. Significance means “importance. 6. 3.” Irony is a literary device in which words suggest the opposite of their meaning for humorous purposes.” To stress is to accent. This story _________________________ from a Greek myth. The poet uses the moon to _________________________ loneliness in this poem. 10 . A reaction is an action or attitude aroused by something. 2. 5. There are many _________________________ of the Cinderella story. 8. 10. Kara had a strong _________________________ to this book. 1. If you annotate a work of literature. In this speech. Long sentences are a _________________________ of that author’s work. A characteristic is a feature. When you pronounce a word. Scholastic Teaching Resources Use what you know. you include notes. Poets often use a figurative instead of _________________________ meaning of a word.

emphasize. explanation _________________________ 4. Which one is a reaction? ❐ survey ❐ surplus ❐ surprise 2. come from. Choose the best answer. Read the words in each row. 1. 1. Scholastic Teaching Resources B. represent _________________________ 3. meaning _________________________ 6. Which one is irony? ❐ wit ❐ wig ❐ whim Portfolio Page Write a paragraph giving your reaction to a book you have read. signify. quality _________________________ 7. Why do you annotate? ❐ continue ❐ comment ❐ accelerate 3. exact _________________________ 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. trait. importance. Read each question. Use at least three vocabulary words from this lesson. faithful. translation. Write a vocabulary word that means the same or almost the same thing. accentuate _________________________ 2. 11 . trace _________________________ 5. LESSON 2 R E A D I N G / L I T E R AT U R E Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ annotate characteristic derive irony literal reaction significance stress symbolize version A.

figurative 3. originate ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ C. A suffix is added to the end of a word to change its meaning and often its part of speech. reactionary _____________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ B. Use a dictionary if needed. 1. 1. Why might you read more than one version of a story? _________________________________________________________________________________ 12 . Write a sentence to answer each question. insignificance 2. annotation _____________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 4. 1. write a sentence using the word. characteristically _____________________________________________________________ 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. Scholastic Teaching Resources _________________________________________________________________________________ 5. What are some of the things colors often symbolize in literature? _________________________________________________________________________________ 2. ironical _____________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Then. The lesson words below have suffixes. Write a vocabulary word that is an antonym of each word below. Underline the suffix in each word. stressful _____________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 3. LESSON 2 R E A D I N G / L I T E R AT U R E Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ annotate characteristic derive irony literal reaction significance stress symbolize version A.

deduce ____________________ ____________________ to a book may change version 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. trace ➔ ➔ 9. Scholastic Teaching Resources over time. LESSON 2 R E A D I N G / L I T E R AT U R E Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ Play the Out and Over Game. 1. ____________________ ____________________ ➔ literal ➔ prominence precise ____________________ characteristic accurate feature importance 13 . Find a word in box 1 that does not have the same meaning as the other three words. account note significance comment explanation reaction ____________________ ➔ ➔ 8. annotate 7. Move that word to box 2 by writing it on the blank line. Your 4. Follow the arrows and continue until you reach box 10. symbolize 2. ____________________ 5. Complete the sentence in that box. ____________________ 3. trait 6. humor mean irony sarcasm stress ➔ emphasize ➔ ____________________ represent accent derive ➔ 10.

Scholastic Teaching Resources Use what you know. Try to make your captions _________________________ and to the point. 7. it seems likely. 8. Succinct means “clearly expressed in a few words. Write the best vocabulary word to complete each sentence. A transition is a change from one thing to another. Ask a partner to _________________________ your first draft. 1. 9. 10.” In the passive voice. the subject receives the action of the verb. If something is plausible. 6. To plagiarize is to use someone else’s writing as your own. you conceive of it. Notice how the author makes the _________________________ from one paragraph to the next. A clause is a group of words that form part of a compound or complex sentence. 2. 3. A compound sentence has two independent _________________________ . Choose your words carefully so that your argument is _________________________ . The teacher reminded the class not to _________________________ their reports. “They were given books” is an example of the _________________________ voice. 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. 5. Make sure that the actions of your characters are _________________________ . Effective means “having the intended purpose. A critique is a review. If you form an idea. 4. LESSON 3 WRITING Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ clause conceive critique effective passive plagiarize plausible succinct thesis transition ✱ SOME WORDS ARE USEFUL TO KNOW BECAUSE THEY RELATE TO WRITING.” A thesis is a proposition supported by an argument. 14 . State your _________________________ at the beginning of your persuasive essay. Caleb needed time to _________________________ of a good idea for his story.

plausible possible acceptable ridiculous 3. effective effectual eventual operative 5. Read each question. transition passage conclusion transfer 6. 15 . Which type of sentence has a clause? ❐ simple ❐ complex ❐ exclamatory 2. plagiarize copy recognize steal 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. Which one has a thesis? ❐ essay ❐ letter ❐ poem 3. Which verb form is passive? ❐ is eating ❐ was eaten ❐ has eaten Portfolio Page Write three sentences with dependent or independent clauses in them. Cross out the word that does not have a meaning that is similar to the others. Choose the best answer. 1. LESSON 3 WRITING Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ clause conceive critique effective passive plagiarize plausible succinct thesis transition A. Use at least three vocabulary words from this lesson. conceive conceit originate form 7. 1. succinct subtle concise terse 2. Read the words in each row. critique commentary review crinkle 4. Scholastic Teaching Resources B.

❐ provision ❐ phrase ❐ warning 2. Write a sentence to answer each question. The landlord added a clause to the lease about pets. Some words have more than one meaning. LESSON 3 WRITING Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ clause conceive critique effective passive plagiarize plausible succinct thesis transition A. ❐ theme ❐ thesaurus ❐ dissertation C. im- dictionary if needed. Choose the word that gives the best meaning for the underlined word in each sentence. Add one of these prefixes meaning “not” to each lesson word below. What are some words that writers use to make transitions between paragraphs? _________________________________________________________________________________ 4. plausible _________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ B. How does a writer conceive of a story? 16 _________________________________________________________________________________ . Scholastic Teaching Resources 1. 1. Then use the new word in a sentence. 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. She wrote a thesis for her college degree. Use a dictionary if necessary. 1. Check a in. When might it be useful to write in a succinct way? _________________________________________________________________________________ 5. What advice would you give to someone about plagiarizing? _________________________________________________________________________________ 3. effective _________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 3. passive _________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 2. How can a critique of written work help you? _________________________________________________________________________________ 2.

is a French word originally from the Greek word kritike 5. Write a vocabulary word for each clue. can also mean “to imagine” 9. is a homophone for claws 4. means the opposite of verbose 2. comes from the Latin word plagiarius. meaning “kidnapping” 7. Use each word only once. can also mean “inactive” 3. is an antonym for unlikely 10. rhymes with defective 8. the plural form is theses 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. has the words ran and sit in it 17 . Clues Vocabulary Words 1. LESSON 3 WRITING Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ Play the Word Clue Game. Scholastic Teaching Resources 6.

Disclose means “to expose. Noor and Clyde like to _________________________ quietly at lunchtime. Alex _________________________ his position in no uncertain terms. you express it indirectly. Media refers to forms of mass communication such as newspapers.” If you imply something. To converse is to talk informally with someone. If you articulate something. To speculate is to think deeply about something. Did anyone dare to _________________________ the speaker’s point of view? 7. If you intervene. 1. Mr. you say the opposite. LESSON 4 C O M M U N I C AT I O N Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ articulate assert assume contradict converse disclose imply intervene media speculate ✱ SOME WORDS ARE USEFUL BECAUSE THEY REFER TO COMMUNICATION. 6. 2.” To assume is to take for granted. 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. Write the best vocabulary word to complete each sentence. you express it clearly. you come between two people or groups. 5. Derrick _________________________ on what his tests results would be. Scholastic Teaching Resources Use what you know. 4. 3. Kelly had to _________________________ when the boys’ voices rose. Before returning the doctor’s call. 8. What did Lee mean to _________________________ by that remark? 10. Sometimes the _________________________ gives gossip as well as news. If you contradict something. Don’t always _________________________ that you know what someone else is thinking. Laila was able to _________________________ clearly what the group wanted. Assert means “to state positively. Did this article _________________________ any new information on the crime? 18 . 9.

assert review claim question insist 2. assume mend suppose assure surmise 7. Read the vocabulary word. Find and circle two words in that row with similar meanings. articulate whisper arrange verbalize vocalize B. 1. speculate ponder meddle prepare reflect 4. Choose the best answer. imply impair reform suggest hint 3. How might you converse? ❐ telephone ❐ television ❐ conversion Portfolio Page Write a dialogue in which you communicate with a friend. disclose design uncover discount divulge 5. LESSON 4 C O M M U N I C AT I O N Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ articulate assert assume contradict converse disclose imply intervene media speculate A. Read each question. 19 . Which is a reason to intervene? ❐ aggravate ❐ radiate ❐ mediate 2. Use at least three vocabulary words from this lesson. Scholastic Teaching Resources 6. 1. Which one is part of the media? ❐ magnetism ❐ magazine ❐ magnolia 3. contradict oppose deny contact implant 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech.

❐ gambles ❐ ponders ❐ specializes B. agree 3. Write a vocabulary word that is an antonym for each word below. Will they intervene in the affairs of another country? ❐ interrupt ❐ interfere ❐ dabble 3. What do students your age usually converse about? _________________________________________________________________________________ 3. What is an important role of the media? _________________________________________________________________________________ 20 . Choose the word that gives the best meaning for the vocabulary word in each sentence. ❐ adopted ❐ presumed ❐ requested 2. Scholastic Teaching Resources C. She assumed a new name. When might you assert yourself in a group? _________________________________________________________________________________ 2. What might someone imply by the way he or she dresses? _________________________________________________________________________________ 4. Use a dictionary if needed. 1. LESSON 4 C O M M U N I C AT I O N Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ articulate assert assume contradict converse disclose imply intervene media speculate A. mumble ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. 1. Some words have more than one meaning. He speculates in the stock market. Write a sentence to answer each question. hide 2. 1.

express something clearly 2. LESSON 4 C O M M U N I C AT I O N Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ Riddle: What can you hold without touching it? Read each clue. state positively 7. write the letters from the shaded boxes in order on the lines below to answer the riddle. take for granted 8. talk together 5. say the opposite 10. television is one example 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. act as a mediator 4. Then. express indirectly Answer: on ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ 21 . 1. Scholastic Teaching Resources 6. reflect upon something 9. reveal 3. Write the correct vocabulary word in each set of boxes.

If there is a profit. Write the best vocabulary word to complete each sentence. Revenue is income. 3. the company will make a _________________________ to each investor. A _________________________ of each sale at the store goes to pay the rent. 9. you spend a lot of money. Scholastic Teaching Resources Use what you know. Statistics are collected data. LESSON 5 M AT H / E C O N O M I C S Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ calculation capacity capitalism distribution financial produce proportion revenue splurge statistics ✱ YOU USE CERTAIN WORDS WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT MATH OR ECONOMICS. Capitalism is an economic system with a free market. 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. 5. Proportion is a part in relation to the whole. A distribution is an allotment. 2. When a factory makes something. Capacity is how much something can hold or receive. it produces it. The Atwells talked to a consultant about their _________________________ affairs. What is the _________________________ of this delivery truck? 22 10. 6. . Before she bid at the auction. Carl is paid by the number of items he _________________________ each day. A calculation is a computation. The population and income _________________________ indicate that this is a good place for a new mall. Irene spent all her savings and _________________________ on new shoes. 8. Private ownership is one feature of _________________________ . 1. If you splurge. 7. 4. The company’s _________________________ has increased in the last six months due to good sales. Robin made a quick _________________________ about how much the earrings were worth. A financial transaction has to do with money.

B. 4. Choose the best answer. but a larger part did not. By Ahmet’s reckoning. Use at least three vocabulary words from this lesson. The factory manufactured more goods last year than it produced this year. In each sentence. 23 . Did this month’s income exceed last month’s revenues? 3. circle the vocabulary word and its synonym. Scholastic Teaching Resources 6. The monetary crisis caused a panic in financial circles. Which has the most capacity? ❐ teacup ❐ teaspoon ❐ tablespoon 3. A proportion of the workers got raises. What’s a goal of capitalism? ❐ losses ❐ profits ❐ savings 4. 2. 1. 5. 1. Elvia tried to make the distribution of food fair so that each family got an equal allotment. LESSON 5 M AT H / E C O N O M I C S Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ calculation capacity capitalism distribution financial produce proportion revenue splurge statistics A. but Kamil’s calculations didn’t support the idea. Which are statistics? ❐ letters ❐ numbers ❐ symbols 2. Read each question. 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. they could afford a new sofa. What describes a splurge? ❐ extravagant ❐ moderate ❐ limited Portfolio Page Write an entry in an expense journal explaining how you get and spend money.

They had to determine the capacity of the auditorium to know how many ________ . distribution _________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 2. lights to use c. capitalism _________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 4. necessities c. gifts 3. 1. present b. 1. past c. Write a vocabulary word that is an antonym for each word below. tickets to sell b. write a sentence using the base word. future 2. calculation _________________________ 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. Write the base word for each vocabulary word below. save 3. expenditure ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ C. Underline the best ending for each sentence. breaks to have 24 . luxuries b. a. consume 2. 1. Statistics help census takers plan for the ________ . financial _________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 3. LESSON 5 M AT H / E C O N O M I C S Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ calculation capacity capitalism distribution financial produce proportion revenue splurge statistics A. Then. a. Scholastic Teaching Resources _________________________________________________________________________________ B. The largest proportion of most people’s incomes goes for ________ . a.

information collected in numerical form _________________________ 4. an economic system with a free market _________________________ 6. find and circle each word in the puzzle. B D F K M P C J S W C H U C A L C U L A T I O N P Y Hint: P G F Q I A P D K N R R K The words can run R D I S T R I B U T I O N ACROSS O H N V G P T N Z S X D H or P L A C A P A C I T Y U O DOWN. allocation _________________________ 25 . Then. LESSON 5 M AT H / E C O N O M I C S Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ Read the clues. corporate income _________________________ 9. related to money _________________________ 5. what manufacturers do _________________________ 7. amount that an arena can hold _________________________ 3. an estimation _________________________ 2. Identify the correct vocabulary word and write it next to its clue. Scholastic Teaching Resources Clues 1. a fraction of the whole _________________________ 10. to spend exuberantly _________________________ 8. O T N E S P L U R G E C U R X C M Y J I B H L D E L T J I T A E S V O S Q M I I C A C G K M P N V Q T Z O I L S T A T I S T I C S N B F R E V E N U E W F J 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech.

Tucker decided not to shop. Four cups are the ______________________ of a quart. 3. The new park will serve many people and cover an ______________________ amount of land. If you do a minimal amount of work. 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. 8. you do the smallest amount. To diminish is to become smaller. Scholastic Teaching Resources Use what you know. it is equivalent. Kirk couldn’t believe the ______________________ of his success. You won’t be hungry for long. Jenna took a ______________________ of the fabric to the paint store to match the color. 2. there is plenty of it. An extensive area is very large. 9. The visitors could not get over the size of the ______________________ elephant. Write the best vocabulary word to complete each sentence. 6. 1. 4. A quorum is the number of people. When it’s very hot. Magnitude is the greatness of something or someone. 26 10.” If something is ample. Adequate means “enough. Something that is large and heavy is massive. because this restaurant serves ______________________ portions. she had ______________________ supplies for the weekend. If one thing is equal in value or measure to something else. Mr. usually a majority. Ms. 7. . The pile of sandwiches ______________________ as the guests ate lunch. 5. LESSON 6 SIZE AND AMOUNT Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ adequate ample diminish equivalent extensive fragment magnitude massive minimal quorum ✱ YOU USE CERTAIN WORDS WHEN TALKING ABOUT SIZE AND AMOUNTS. A fragment is a piece of a whole. Be sure to come to the meeting so we’ll have a ______________________ for voting. needed for a group to do business. Rios does only a ______________________ amount of gardening.

Write a vocabulary word that is the best synonym for each underlined word or phrase below. A yard is equal to three feet. _________________________ 2. diminish dwindle expand finish dimension 3. _________________________ 3. _________________________ 4. Scholastic Teaching Resources B. _________________________ Portfolio Page Imagine you are a newspaper editor. 1. Use at least three vocabulary words from this lesson. 1. Read the first word in each row. The members of the council waited until a majority was present. 27 . massive scrawny missile immense tall 2. LESSON 6 SIZE AND AMOUNT Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ adequate ample diminish equivalent extensive fragment magnitude massive minimal quorum A. ample amber stingy generous sample 6. Only a small section of the manuscript was found after the fire. Write five headlines for stories cur- rently in the news. extensive widespread frequent experience confined 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. The enormity of the storm surprised people. minimal mimic mineral maximum least 5. adequate admirable appropriate addition insufficient 4. Circle a word in the row that is a synonym and underline a word that is an antonym.

1. Word Related Vocabulary Word Another Related Word 1. It took several strong men to move the massive furniture. Then. ______________________ B. LESSON 6 SIZE AND AMOUNT Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ adequate ample diminish equivalent extensive fragment magnitude massive minimal quorum A. ______________________ 5. Scholastic Teaching Resources that is related to both words. Use a word you already know or find one in a resource. fragmentary ______________________ ______________________ 28 . Write the correct part of speech for the vocabulary word in each sentence. The store replaced the defective lamp with one of equivalent value. amplify ______________________ ______________________ 5. the apartment was adequate for their needs. minimum ______________________ ______________________ 3. Although it wasn’t large. Lana’s chances of arriving on time diminished. ______________________ 2. write another word 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. magnify ______________________ ______________________ 4. ______________________ 4. extend ______________________ ______________________ 2. ______________________ 3. Write a vocabulary word that is related to each word below. As the traffic increased. The committee couldn’t vote without a quorum.

LESSON 6 SIZE AND AMOUNT Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ Read each clue. large. and bulky 29 . 2. 1. the number of people needed for making a group decision 7. a small bit 4. greatness 9. ➜ Start 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. abundant or plentiful 6. 9. 6. the same as 8. opposite of insufficient 5. 8. 7. 4. Then write the answers in the spiral puzzle. far reaching 3. solid. the least amount 10. 10. to lessen 2. 5. 3. Scholastic Teaching Resources Clues 1.

When you reside in a place. Our teacher will be attending a ______________________ next week. A panel is a group of people who gather to discuss or decide something. LESSON 7 SOCIAL STUDIES Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ convention dispute domestic ethics justify license panel reside site welfare ✱ YOU USE CERTAIN WORDS WHEN YOU ARE STUDYING SOCIAL STUDIES. 9. 5. A convention is a formal meeting. The governor formed a ______________________ to study pollution from the river. 3. Parents are responsible for the ______________________ of their children. In what state do you ______________________ ? 6. Write the best vocabulary word to complete each sentence. People expect good ______________________ in those elected to a government office. you question it.” 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. 4. 10. you show or prove it to be right. The twins did their ______________________ chores before going to the park. The neighbors ______________________ where the property line was. 8. 2. When you dispute something. Ethics are standards of right and wrong conduct. 30 . It’s illegal to drive a car without a ______________________ . 1. 7. Scholastic Teaching Resources Use what you know. Jasmine was sure of her decision and didn’t feel she had to ______________________ it. Something domestic is related to a home or household. Welfare means “well-being. you live there. If you justify something. A license is a document that gives legal permission to do something. A site is the place where something is located. Joan went to see the ______________________ where the new school would be.

convention meeting assembly contention 3. welfare welcome prosperity well-being B. ethics etiquette values standards 5. Scholastic Teaching Resources 8. Cross out the word that does not have a meaning that is similar to the others. 31 . Which one is a panel? ❐ jury ❐ individual ❐ throng Portfolio Page Write an ad for your social studies textbook. LESSON 7 SOCIAL STUDIES Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ convention dispute domestic ethics justify license panel reside site welfare A. Read each question. dispute argue quarrel discourage 4. Choose the best answer. Read the words in each row. 1. 1. justify prove jostle validate 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. Use at least three vocabulary words from this lesson. site location sight place 6. Which task is domestic? ❐ welding ❐ performing ❐ sweeping 2. license permit certificate library 7. reside resist dwell live 2.

1. The Latin word disputare means “to reckon or discuss. A cow is not a wild animal but 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech.” ______________________ 3. The state offers welfare to people needing aid. ❐ group ❐ paint ❐ board 4. ❐ online page ❐ e-mail ❐ situation 32 . Choose the word or phrase that gives the best meaning for the vocabulary word as it’s used in each sentence. He removed the panel to make repairs behind the wall. ❐ freedom ❐ knowledge ❐ permit 3.” ______________________ 2. 1. Read the word meaning in each sentence. write a vocabulary word that comes from the Greek or Latin word. You do not have the license to destroy the property of others. ❐ homelike ❐ tame ❐ shy 2. Then. LESSON 7 SOCIAL STUDIES Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ convention dispute domestic ethics justify license panel reside site welfare A. The Latin word justificare means “to do justice toward. The Latin word residere means “to sit back.” ______________________ B. Scholastic Teaching Resources a domestic one. Go to his Web site to learn more.” ______________________ 4. The Greek word ethos means “moral custom.” ______________________ 5. Some words have more than one meaning. The Latin word convenire means “to come together. ❐ public relief ❐ happiness ❐ good health 5.

panel 8. Fill out the chart with a smaller word or words that can be found in each vocabulary word. Look for words that are five letters or less. reside 3. city. justify 7. you can find three words: cap. convention 9. domestic 10. license 6. site 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. add more boxes to the chart. Example: In capacity. dispute 4. Use a dictionary to check your answers. ethics 2. Scholastic Teaching Resources 5. 1. LESSON 7 SOCIAL STUDIES Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ Play the Hidden Word Game. If you can find other words. and it. welfare 33 .

LESSON 8 SOCIAL STUDIES / POLITICAL Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ controversy distort dynasty estate liberate nationalism neutral radical regime successor ✱ SOME WORDS ARE USEFUL WHEN YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT POLITICAL MATTERS. A successor is someone who comes next. An estate is a large piece of land with a sizeable house on it. Liberate means “to set free. 9. If you distort something. 2. If you are neutral. Their ______________________ includes a mansion and 100 acres. They hoped to ______________________ those who were captured. 8. people’s feelings of ______________________ are strong. 34 . He is a member of the ruling ______________________ and the fourth family member to serve. A controversy is a dispute that is often lengthy and public. 6. Dr. Dean remained ______________________ .” Nationalism is devotion to a country. Mason is the ______________________ to our principal. Scholastic Teaching Resources Use what you know. When something is taken to the farthest limit. Write the best vocabulary word to complete each sentence. you twist it out of shape. who is retiring. 10. A regime is an administration. When the dictator was toppled. The newspapers covered the shocking ______________________ on a daily basis. 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. 5. During a war. Although many people expressed strong points of view. it is said to be radical. Does this ad ______________________ the facts? 7. which can sometimes be extreme. 3. 4. Vince is an original thinker and sometimes has ______________________ ideas. a new ______________________ took over. you don’t take sides in a matter. 1. In a dynasty. rulers from the same family hold power for several generations.

Use at least three vocabulary words from this lesson. B. What describes an estate? ❐ grant ❐ gray ❐ grand Portfolio Page Write a page of dialogue for a TV talk show about a political situation. The wrangling continued for weeks until the controversy was finally settled. but it was hours before they could release him. 3. 2. 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. 6. Read each question. The radical group had several rather extreme ideas. 5. 1. 1. Which one is a successor? ❐ first ❐ last ❐ next 2. Amina felt that the politician misrepresented and distorted the issue. Viewers applauded exhibits of nationalism and patriotism at the parade. Rescue workers tried to liberate the man from the wreckage. LESSON 8 SOCIAL STUDIES / POLITICAL Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ controversy distort dynasty estate liberate nationalism neutral radical regime successor A. Circle the two synonyms in each sentence. Who is in a dynasty? ❐ family ❐ friends ❐ neighbors 3. Under Patrick’s regime. the management of the company improved. 35 . 4. Choose the best answer. Scholastic Teaching Resources 7. It is important that a judge remain impartial and neutral.

wealthy c. don’t care c. Write a vocabulary word that is an antonym for each word below. unemployed b. watch television B. 1. People exhibit nationalism when they _______ . cheer at ballgames b. Underline the best ending for each sentence. destitute 3. a. People who own estates are usually _______ . opinionated 2. moderate 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. LESSON 8 SOCIAL STUDIES / POLITICAL Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ controversy distort dynasty estate liberate nationalism neutral radical regime successor A. Write a sentence to answer each question. A controversy usually arises because people _______ . strongly disagree 2. Why might people want a change in a regime? _________________________________________________________________________________ 36 . Scholastic Teaching Resources ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ C. salute the flag c. a. 1. How are successors to government offices chosen in the United States? _________________________________________________________________________________ 4. imprison 3. What ancient civilizations were ruled by dynasties? _________________________________________________________________________________ 3. 1. tend to agree b. Why does information on the Internet sometimes get distorted? _________________________________________________________________________________ 2. a.

Scholastic Teaching Resources 6. Clues Vocabulary Words 1. is related to the words nation. meaning “ruler” 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. nationality. and nationalize 37 . can also mean “warp” or “deform” 10. can describe a color such as beige 2. LESSON 8 SOCIAL STUDIES / POLITICAL Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ Play the Word Clue Game. is a form of the word regimen 5. is an antonym for confine 3. national. comes from the Greek word dunastes. is a synonym for drastic 4. is related to the words succession and succeed 8. Write a vocabulary word for each clue. has the words on and rove in it 9. can also refer to all of the possessions of someone who is diseased 7.

1. If you formulate something. 8. Write the best vocabulary word to complete each sentence. Kitty had a ______________________ about why the fish weren’t eating. A boat ______________________ water when it is launched into a harbor. 9. An inquiry is a request for information. If you verify something. Blue eyes are a ______________________ trait. Something that is hereditary is passed along biologically. Some of the country’s electricity comes from ______________________ power plants. 10. You can ______________________ when it will be high tide by checking in the newspaper. Specify means “to state clearly. The botanist answered our ______________________ about why leaves turn colors in the fall.” A theory is an assumption or idea based on knowledge. 5. 7. 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. A trajectory is the path of a moving body. Alice ______________________ a plan for her science presentation. Scholastic Teaching Resources Use what you know. Before conducting his experiment. To displace is to take the place of something. Their eyes followed the ______________________ of the rocket. 2. you put forth an explanation for further investigation. 4. Leo ______________________ what the outcome might be. 3. you plan it. When you hypothesize. Please ______________________ the equipment you will need for the field trip. 6. LESSON 9 SCIENCE Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ displace formulate hereditary hypothesize inquiry nuclear specify theory trajectory verify ✱ YOU USE CERTAIN WORDS WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT SCIENCE. Something that is nuclear has energy from atoms. 38 . you prove that it is true.

The report should state exactly the steps needed for the procedure. ______________________ 4. ______________________ 2. Write a vocabulary word that is a synonym for each underlined word or words in the sentences. Which one could be nuclear? ❐ submarine ❐ substitute ❐ subcontinent Portfolio Page Write a report about a science experiment you have done. Their investigation will take several weeks. 1. Use at least three vocabulary words from this lesson. Vic conjectured about how the mouse got out of its cage. ______________________ 8. Read each question. Astronomers monitored the path of the shooting star. Scholastic Teaching Resources B. LESSON 9 SCIENCE Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ displace formulate hereditary hypothesize inquiry nuclear specify theory trajectory verify A. Can you confirm the results of the experiment? ______________________ 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. Which one is a theory? ❐ hypocrite ❐ hippopotamus ❐ hypothesis 2. The new computer will replace the one we have now. ______________________ 7. 1. Choose the best answer. Jamie will devise a schedule for feeding the animals. __________________ 6. ______________________ 5. 39 . Is the color of your hair inherited? ______________________ 3.

Beezy brought her ID card to verify that she worked in the lab. The Greek word hupothesis means “proposal.” ______________________ 2. 2. ______________________ 4. Then. Substitute these prefixes for the prefix dis. 1. Scholastic Teaching Resources 1. ______________________ 3. ______________________ 6. The Latin word trajectus means “throw across.in displace. 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. write a sentence using each new word. ______________________ B. write a vocabulary word that comes from each Greek or Latin word. Then. mis.” ______________________ C. The Greek word theoros means “contemplation. ______place __________________________________________________________________________________ 40 . Write the correct part of speech for the vocabulary word in each sentence. 1. ______________________ 2. ______place __________________________________________________________________________________ re.” ______________________ 3. She had to formulate a strategy for playing on the team and finishing her daily homework. Do the instructions specify how much water we should add? ______________________ 5. The professor responded to their inquiry in her letter. Read the word meaning in each sentence. Certain diseases are hereditary. LESSON 9 SCIENCE Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ displace formulate hereditary hypothesize inquiry nuclear specify theory trajectory verify A. Many submarines run on nuclear power.

Scholastic Teaching Resources 5. Then. 9. A calculation is to an estimation as a route is to a ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ . A fragment is to a piece as an idea is to a ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ . 4. 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. Decide how the first set of words is related. Dwindle is to diminish as guess is to ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ . 8. 7. Adequate is to enough as inherited is to ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ . 2. 3. Distort is to warp as supplant is to ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ . Succeed is to successor as inquire is to ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ . Symbol is to symbolize as formula is to ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ . Oil is to furnace as ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ is to reactor. LESSON 9 SCIENCE Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ Analogy An analogy is a comparison based on how things are related to one another. 10. 1. Justify is to justification as ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ is to specification. 41 . use the best vocabulary word from this lesson to complete each of these analogies. 6. Disprove is to prove as refute is to ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ .

LESSON 10 S T U DY S K I L LS Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ approach attain consequence differentiate logical reinforce relevant routine supplement synthesize ✱ YOU USE CERTAIN WORDS WHEN TALKING ABOUT STUDY SKILLS. Scholastic Teaching Resources Use what you know. you put parts or elements together. When you synthesize. 5. 6. students need to ______________________ information in a meaningful way. 9. CATS Differentiate means “to find differences. 8. Something that is routine is regular. After learning facts. There are various purposes for writing. Rereading certain passages in a text can ______________________ your understanding of a subject. you start to work on it. 7. it can make a difference. it is connected to the subject. When you approach a subject. The ______________________ of not completing assignments is often reflected in low grades. A supplement is something that is added to make a work larger or more complete. and students must learn to ___________________ among them.” If something is logical. If you ______________________ studying in a positive way. If you attain good skills. Good readers try to focus on ______________________ facts in a text. 4. you gain them. 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. 3. 1. 42 10. Write the best vocabulary word to complete each sentence. it’s reasonable. lion cougar Reinforce means “to strengthen. 2. Students need to ______________________ a level of proficiency in a subject.” When something is relevant. A ______________________ offers more information about a subject. It’s a good idea to make studying a ______________________ activity. leopard cheetah A consequence is a result. Students often ask themselves: Does this make sense? Is it ______________________ ? .

sensible. What might you synthesize? ❐ chaplains ❐ chaperones ❐ chapters 4. 43 . 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. pertinent. 1. Write a vocabulary word that means the same or almost the same thing. result. LESSON 10 S T U DY S K I L LS Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ approach attain consequence differentiate logical reinforce relevant routine supplement synthesize A. What might you approach? ❐ homework ❐ homesick ❐ homemade 2. distinguish. What might you reinforce? ❐ frills ❐ drills ❐ skills 3. associated ______________________ 3. Use at least three vocabulary words from this lesson. reasonable ______________________ 4. Read the words in each group. Read each question. acquire. discriminate ______________________ B. reach ______________________ 2. Which one is a supplement? ❐ appendix ❐ caption ❐ apprentice Portfolio Page Write a set of guidelines for good study habits. Choose the best answer. outcome ______________________ 5. usual. customary ______________________ 6. Scholastic Teaching Resources 1.

Use a dictionary if needed. Underline the prefix in each word. Then. A prefix has been added to each lesson word below. routinely _______________________ 2. supplemental _______________________ 4. attainment _______________________ B. illogical ___________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 2. What is a consequence of poor study skills? _________________________________________________________________________________ 3. write a sentence using the word. 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. A suffix has been added to each lesson word below. Use a dictionary if needed. LESSON 10 S T U DY S K I L LS Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ approach attain consequence differentiate logical reinforce relevant routine supplement synthesize A. 1. Why is it important to synthesize information? _________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Write a sentence to answer each question. reinforcement _______________________ 3. Underline the suffix in each word. How do you differentiate facts from opinions? _________________________________________________________________________________ 44 . Then. 1. write what part of speech the word is. Scholastic Teaching Resources 1. irrelevant ___________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ C. approachable _______________________ 5.

1. distinguish synthesize outcome ____________________ integrate ➔ discriminate ➔ attain consequence effect discern ➔ 10. habitual relevant logical strengthen regular ____________________ ____________________ ➔ ➔ 8. support 5. gain one subject are often routine ____________________ ____________________ 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. ____________________ ____________________ complement reasonable advance ➔ ➔ ____________________ rational reinforce addition supplement 45 . Complete the sentence in that box with the last word you moved. ____________________ 3. Move that word to box 2 by writing it on the blank line. approach 6. Things you learn in 4. commence 7. Find a word in box 1 that does not have the same meaning as the other three words. combine 2. accomplish ➔ ➔ 9. Follow the arrows and continue until you reach box 10. LESSON 10 S T U DY S K I L LS Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ Play the Out and Over Game. Scholastic Teaching Resources to another subject.

9. Tests are just one tool used to assess a student’s ________________________ success. It’s a good idea to ________________________ the kind of questions that will be asked. 7. When you ensure something. you connect them in thought or meaning. 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. A good tip to follow when beginning a test is to ________________________ . you guarantee or make certain of it. 2.” If you relate things. try to show how events ________________________ to one another. Something optional is not required. To relax is to lessen in intensity. Scholastic Teaching Resources Use what you know.” When you distinguish things. A credible statement is believable. An interpretation is an explanation. try to answer any ________________________ questions. If you anticipate something. Write the best vocabulary word to complete each sentence. you think it will happen. LESSON 11 TESTS Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ anticipate credible crucial distinguish ensure interpretation optional potential relate relax ✱ SOME WORDS ARE USEFUL TO KNOW FOR TEST-TAKING. Be sure your responses are ________________________ by including evidence or examples. 8. Crucial means “very important. Some questions ask for an ________________________ of a statement. 4. 1. 10. Being prepared is ________________________ for taking a test. Potential means “might actually happen. Studying helps ________________________ students will do well. you tell them apart. Other questions call for students to ________________________ between two points of view. 6. 3. If you have time. 46 . For an essay question. 5.

Which one is optional? ❐ elective ❐ mandatory ❐ obligatory Portfolio Page Imagine that you write fortunes for a fortune cookie factory. Miles arrived early to guarantee that he would not miss any instructions before the test. _______________________ 6. _______________________ 7. Choose the best answer. Noel felt it was critical to get enough sleep before a test. The question asked for an explication of the king’s actions. Abbie thought carefully as she tried to detect the differences in the excerpts. Write three to five fortunes about test-taking. _______________________ 2. she associated the furniture people used to the clothing they wore in that period. LESSON 11 TESTS Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ anticipate credible crucial distinguish ensure interpretation optional potential relate relax A. Nina’s hand was tired from writing so she loosened her grip on the pencil. 47 . Many students don’t realize their possible skills. Poppy checked to make sure her answers were plausible. _______________________ 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. _______________________ B. _______________________ 5. In Martha’s essay. _______________________ 3. Read each question. Scholastic Teaching Resources 8. Use at least three vocabulary words from this lesson. What might you anticipate? ❐ the present ❐ the past ❐ the future 2. 1. Write a vocabulary word that is a synonym for the underlined word in each sentence. _______________________ 4. 1.

Scholastic Teaching Resources 1. optional ________________________ 3. crucial ________________________ 4. Then. Use a dictionary if needed. Write a vocabulary word that is related to each word below. Write an antonym for each of the vocabulary words below. write another word that is related to both words. relationship ______________________ ______________________ C. distinguish ________________________ B. interpret ______________________ ______________________ 2. relax ________________________ 5. anticipatory ______________________ ______________________ 3. 1. credible ________________________ 2. LESSON 11 TESTS Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ anticipate credible crucial distinguish ensure interpretation optional potential relate relax A. What do you think is the best way to ensure good test results? _________________________________________________________________________________ 48 . What potential strengths do you have? _________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Write a sentence to answer each question. Use a word you already know or find one in a resource. Word Related Vocabulary Word Another Related Word 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. 1.

LESSON 11 TESTS Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ Riddle: What kind of cup won’t hold water? To answer the riddle. find and shade the spaces with word pairs that are synonyms. relate remain potential anticipate pastoral slacken advocate relax secure ensure ensue reliable ensure important credible crucial expect crude 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. Scholastic Teaching Resources optional anticipate crucial elective relax interpretation review distinguish clarification differentiate distinguish link distribute relate potential possible interpretation integration wealthy optional credible optical Answer: ________________________________________________ 49 .

9. 8. Paul added shadows to ________________________ the figure in his painting. Impact is the effect one thing has on another. What ________________________ will the judges use in the art show? 10. A concept is an idea. The class brainstormed to ________________________ ideas for the poster. A component is a part of a whole. An artist often ________________________ things differently than others do. 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. Scholastic Teaching Resources Use what you know. An innovation is something new. 4. you bring it into existence. A painting that is complex has interwoven parts. you make it better. The stark lines of the sculpture had a big ________________________ on viewers. Criteria are standards. When you generate something. Write the best vocabulary word to complete each sentence. Allie’s design was ________________________ and had many interconnected parts. 5. 50 . 2. Each group came up with a ________________________ for a hall mural. you see or become aware of it. 6. If you enhance something. 3. A scheme is a system. This designer is known for her creativity and ________________________ . The trees in the foreground are an important ________________________ in this work. 7. LESSON 12 ART Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ complex component concept criteria enhance generate impact innovation perceive scheme ✱ YOU USE CERTAIN WORDS WHEN TALKING ABOUT ART. 1. When you perceive something. Maya worked in a color ________________________ of yellows and orange.

Use at least three vocabulary words from this lesson. behold. 51 . augment ________________________ 4. thought. part ________________________ 6. Choose the best answer. change. Scholastic Teaching Resources B. element. Read each question. LESSON 12 ART Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ complex component concept criteria enhance generate impact innovation perceive scheme A. Write a vocabulary word that means the same or almost the same thing. compound ________________________ 3. 1. Which are criteria? ❐ ruins ❐ rulers ❐ rules Portfolio Page Choose an artwork that you have created or that you admire. composite. 1. Read the words in each row. Which one is a scheme? ❐ scene ❐ plot ❐ scream 2. effect ________________________ 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. view ________________________ 2. beget ________________________ 7. impression. improve. novelty ________________________ 8. Write a review of it explaining your reaction. produce. notion ________________________ 5.

LESSON 12 ART
Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________

complex component concept criteria enhance

generate impact innovation perceive scheme

A. Underline the best ending for each sentence.

1. People use criteria as a way to _______ .

a. store art b. judge art c. ignore art

2. Before an art auction, the goal is to generate _______ .

a. materials b. interest c. mistakes

3. To enhance an artwork, museums often use special _______ .

a. lighting b. doors c. floors

B. Some words have more than one meaning. Choose the word that gives the best
meaning for the vocabulary word as it’s used in each sentence.

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1. Lorenzo had a complex about
showing his artwork. ❐ wish ❐ thrill ❐ fear

2. The impact of the crash
was severe. ❐ blow ❑ import ❐ instinct

3. Bailey did not perceive the
problem in time to prevent it. ❐ solve ❐ understand ❐ cause

C. Write the number of syllables in each vocabulary word. Then, write the syllables that
make up the word.

Vocabulary Word Number of Syllables Syllables
1. component ______________________ _____________________________

2. scheme ______________________ _____________________________

3. concept ______________________ _____________________________

4. innovation ______________________ _____________________________

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LESSON 12 ART
Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________

Read the clues. Complete the puzzle using vocabulary words.

1. increase or add to something

2. standards for making a judgment

3. an idea or notion

4. something newly introduced

5. a plan

6. cause or create

7. detect or see

8. intricately formed

9. an effect on someone

10. a portion or part of something

1. ___ ___ ___ A ___ ___ ___
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2. ___ R ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
3. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ T
4. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ I ___ ___
5. S ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
6. G ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

7. ___ ___ R ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
8. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ E ___
9. ___ ___ ___ A ___ ___
10. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ T

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LESSON 13 TIME
Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________

chronology former frequent initial instantaneous

ongoing priority prompt simultaneous subsequent

✱ YOU USE CERTAIN WORDS WHEN REFERRING TO TIME.

Chronology is the arrangement of events in time.
If something happened earlier, it happened at a former time.
Frequent means “often.”
An initial step is the first one.
Instantaneous means “right away.”
Something that is ongoing is continuing.
A priority is something that is urgent.
When you are on time, you are prompt.
Simultaneous means “at the same time.”
Subsequent means “coming after.”

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Use what you know. Write the vocabulary word that best completes each sentence.

1. Dana always tried to be _________________ for math class.

2. The class studied a lot because there were _________________ tests in science.

3. The chart showed the _________________ of events for that period in history.

4. Ziggy’s _________________ attempt at drawing his dog didn’t succeed, so he tried again.

5. Although Molly was sorry to leave her _________________ school, she made new friends
quickly.

6. When he saw his grade, Biff’s joy was _________________ .

7. Completing her homework was a _________________ for Carla before going to soccer
practice.

8. Joel didn’t get the information he wanted on his first try, but he found it on a
_________________ attempt.

9. The _________________ ringing of the phone and the doorbell threatened to send
Chandra in two different directions.

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LESSON 13 TIME
Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________

chronology former frequent initial instantaneous

ongoing priority prompt simultaneous subsequent

A. Read the first word in each row. Circle a word in the row that is a synonym and
underline a word that is an antonym.

1. prompt perfect punctual prom late

2. initial final beginning identical initiation

3. subsequent subtle subjective earlier succeeding

4. frequent always repeatedly seldom never

5. instantaneous eventual intensive immediate impressive

6. ongoing overdrive perpetual oncoming limited

7. simultaneous alternate similar concurrent singular
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B. Read each question. Choose the best answer.

1. Which one is a chronology? ❐ timecard ❐ time zone ❐ timeline

2. Which one is former? ❐ last year ❐ this year ❐ next year

3. Which one is a priority? ❐ schoolyard ❐ schoolwork ❐ school bell

Portfolio Page
Write a diary entry that gives a chronology of your activities for a day. Use
at least three vocabulary words from this lesson.

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The Latin word initialis means “beginning. LESSON 13 TIME Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ chronology former frequent initial instantaneous ongoing priority prompt simultaneous subsequent A. The Latin word instans means “instant. 1. Why is it important to be prompt? _________________________________________________________________________________ 56 . The Latin word frequens means “full or crowded. Scholastic Teaching Resources 3. Write the correct part of speech for the vocabulary word in each sentence. Write a sentence to answer each question. _______________________ B. The students waved at their former teacher. _______________________ 3. _______________________ 4.” _______________________ 4. Carmen’s priority was to make the basketball team. What are two simultaneous actions that you can perform? _________________________________________________________________________________ 2. _______________________ 2. _______________________ 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. Then write the vocabulary word that comes from each Latin or Greek word. The Greek word chrono indicates time.” _______________________ C. 1. 1. Although the team lost. The boys had an ongoing joke about food. Read the word meaning in each sentence. the players vowed to win subsequent games.” _______________________ 2.

2. Theorize is to theory as prioritize is to ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ . 10. 1. 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. License is to permit as order is to ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ . Logical is to reasonable as continuing is to ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ . 5. Effectively is to effective as initially is to ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ . 9. Optional is to required as tardy is to ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ . 8. Widespread is to extensive as following is to ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ . Then. Potential is to possible as previous is to ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ . Decide how the first set of words is related. use the best vocabulary word from this lesson to complete each of these analogies. 57 . Literal is to figurative as occasional is to ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ . LESSON 13 TIME Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ An analogy is a comparison based on how things are related to one another. Credible is to believable as concurrent is to ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ . Passive is to active as delayed is to ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ . 7. 3. 4. Scholastic Teaching Resources 6.

4. 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. The mayor was greatly liked by people because of his _______________________ manner. 9. DONA When you mediate. Ella has made many _______________________ to this committee. 2. A good citizen stays _______________________ about issues in the community. 6. you help opposing sides in a dispute. you think about the feelings of others. 58 10. 3. Ruth was _______________________ to turning the empty lot into a small park. A benefit is something that is helpful. The students thought carefully so they would not _______________________ against any group when they chose their mascot. A stance is a position that you take on an issue. When you commit to something. 8. you have knowledge of something. . If you are informed. A privilege is a special right or advantage. Americans enjoy the _______________________ of voting in free elections. 1. Scholastic Teaching Resources Use what you know. A contribution is something that you give. Mr. When you discriminate. It’s important to hear all sides before taking a _______________________ . Write the best vocabulary word to complete each sentence. LESSON 14 CITIZENSHIP Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ benefit commit considerate contribution cooperation discriminate informed mediate privilege stance ✱ SOME WORDS ARE OFTEN USED WHEN TALKING ABOUT CITIZENSHIP. you pledge to do it. Brewster pointed out that everyone’s _______________________ was needed to get the project going. If you are considerate. Cooperation is working together with others. Morgan helped to _______________________ the argument so the meeting could proceed. Cole voted against the proposed law because he saw no _______________________ to it. you make a distinction. 7. 5.

Olivia was thoughtful and considerate to give up her seat on the bus. Although at first Zeke took a firm stance. Explain your point of view. In each sentence. Which one is a privilege? ❐ advantage ❐ pledge ❐ adversity 4. Choose the best answer. Which one is a benefit? ❐ assistance ❐ limitation ❐ barrier 3. Scholastic Teaching Resources B. 6. 1. 3. 5. Josh convinced him to change his position. 2. Read each question. The captain wanted to settle the dispute. 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. His donation of time was an important contribution to the project. 1. Write a letter to the editor of a local newspaper commenting on a recent issue in the news. circle the vocabulary word and its synonym. so she began to mediate between the groups. What happens if you discriminate? ❐ unfairness ❐ fairness ❐ fair-minded 2. 59 . Roland committed to working on weekends and promised to help out some evenings. Ingrid read a lot to stay informed and was very knowledgeable about the issue. too. 4. LESSON 14 CITIZENSHIP Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ benefit commit considerate contribution cooperation discriminate informed mediate privilege stance A. Which one does not need cooperation? ❐ group ❐ team ❐ individual Portfolio Page Exercise your citizenship rights.

Word Related Vocabulary Word Another Related Word 1. contribute ______________________ ______________________ 3. What is a cause to which you might commit your time? _________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Use related words you already know or find words in a resource. informed ______________________ 60 . Write a sentence to answer each question. 1. beneficial ______________________ ______________________ 2. 1. mediation ______________________ ______________________ 5. Write an antonym for each vocabulary word below. LESSON 14 CITIZENSHIP Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ benefit commit considerate contribution cooperation discriminate informed mediate privilege stance A. cooperative ______________________ ______________________ 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. Write a vocabulary word that is related to each word below. Why does the privilege of free speech come with responsibilities? _________________________________________________________________________________ C. What is your stance on school uniforms? _________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Scholastic Teaching Resources B. Then. discriminatory ______________________ ______________________ 4. considerate ______________________ 2. write another word that is related to both words.

Fill out the chart with a smaller word or words that can be found in each word. and it. you can find three words: prior. Look for words that are five letters or less. commit 2. 1. Scholastic Teaching Resources 5. discriminate 8. Use a dictionary to check your answers. cooperation 9. informed 10. privilege 3. or. stance 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. add more boxes to the chart. mediate 6. LESSON 14 CITIZENSHIP Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ Play the Hidden Word Game. benefit 4. considerate 61 . If you can find other words. contribution 7. Example: In priority.

Scholastic Teaching Resources Use what you know. you are in a position of power. 9. After the tryouts. you go after it. The students _______________________ the suggestion to shorten their lunch period. Eliminate means “get rid of. 6. Suli was enterprising and _______________________ about getting permission for the club to meet before school. When you confront someone. 10. 7. the coach will _______________________ several players. The goalie _______________________ the players who tried to score. Contend means “to compete. The shortstop _______________________ the runner and tagged him. 62 . If you are competitive. When you oppose something. Someone who is aggressive is eager and bold. Ariel is very _______________________ and loves to win.” If you exaggerate. 2.” When you dominate. 5. Cameron was proud because he _______________________ his own goals in math. 4. you stand face to face with that person. LESSON 15 COMPETITION Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ aggressive competitive confront contend dominate eliminate exaggerate exceed oppose pursue ✱ YOU USE CERTAIN WORDS WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT COMPETITION. To exceed is to be greater than. If you pursue something. 8. you overstate something. Write the best vocabulary word to complete each sentence. you enjoy rivalry. he _______________________ the basketball court. People who brag often _______________________ their claims. you are against it. 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. 1. Felix is so tall. The classes will _______________________ with each other to see which one will raise the most money for the trip. 3.

Write a letter of advice to a reader who has trouble dealing with competition. Choose the best answer. 63 . exceed surpass excuse proceed outdo 2. Read each question. Read the first word in each row. exaggerate exasperate boast examine magnify 5. 1. 1. Who might contend? ❐ spectator ❐ contestant ❐ judge Portfolio Page Imagine you write an advice column for a magazine. pursue punch follow chase purge 7. dominate domino domestic control govern 3. eliminate remove discard elevate embroider 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. Which one is competitive? ❐ eraser ❐ tracer ❐ racer 3. Circle the other words in that row with similar meanings. aggressive aghast ardent zealous meek 4. Scholastic Teaching Resources 6. LESSON 15 COMPETITION Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ aggressive competitive confront contend dominate eliminate exaggerate exceed oppose pursue A. Which means you oppose? ❐ neutral ❐ against ❐ for 2. confront face comfort hide encounter B.

exceed ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. return it c. Write an antonym for each vocabulary word below. competitively _______________________ B. try out products b. eating his vegetables b. late for school c. drop it b. Mrs. 1. eliminate 3. sell products 3. Underline the suffix in each word. Scholastic Teaching Resources C. Suffixes have been added to each lesson word below. 1. Use a dictionary if needed. oppose 2. Ads sometimes exaggerate in order to _______ . 1. win products c. domination _______________________ 3. getting good grades 64 . Use a dictionary if needed. lose it 2. a. aggressively _______________________ 4. Lowe needed to confront her son because he was always _______ . a. contender _______________________ 2. Underline the best ending for each sentence. LESSON 15 COMPETITION Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ aggressive competitive confront contend dominate eliminate exaggerate exceed oppose pursue A. The tennis player pursued the ball in order to _______ . Then write the part of speech the word is. a.

compete 7. 7. LESSON 15 COMPETITION Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ Read each clue. 3. enjoy rivalry 65 . 5. 8. 9. write the answers in the spiral puzzle. 4. Then. stretch the truth 8. 10. Scholastic Teaching Resources ➜ Start Clues 1. 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. 6. 1. run after 6. delete 5. be in the most prominent position 9. 2. being assertive 4. come face to face with 10. combat or resist 3. going beyond your goals 2.

you build it. 9. Obtain means “get. When you deny something. Chantal tried to _______________________ a way to leave without being noticed. 3. you organize them. Who will _______________________ the arrangements for the event? 5. The players _______________________ their successful season to the coach. To convey is to take something from one place to another. THESE VERBS ARE USEFUL TO KNOW IN SCHOOL. Although the box is empty. If you attribute something.” 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. The farmer had to _______________________ this cow from the herd because it was sick. To devise is to arrange in your mind. 7. The bus will _______________________ the passengers to the gate. Beryl will _______________________ that she ate all the crackers.” If you isolate something. 2. 6. Emancipate means “free from oppression. Confine means “to limit. you credit it as belonging to someone. 66 . If you coordinate things. Write the best vocabulary word to complete each sentence. 4. Hopkins _______________________ the party to the yard so the house wouldn’t get dirty.” When you construct something. Have you ever wondered how beavers _______________________ a dam? 8. 10. LESSON 16 VERBS Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ attribute confine construct convey coordinate deny devise emancipate isolate obtain ✱ A VERB IS A WORD THAT SHOWS ACTION IN A SENTENCE. Erin will _______________________ the tickets for the performance. A law was passed to _______________________ enslaved people. Mr. 1. you separate it from other things. Scholastic Teaching Resources Use what you know. you say it isn’t true.

erect. 1. free. gain _______________________ 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. carry _______________________ 8. disavow _______________________ 5. Write a vocabulary word that means the same or almost the same thing. contrive _______________________ 6. acquire. credit. limit _______________________ 2. LESSON 16 VERBS Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ attribute confine construct convey coordinate deny devise emancipate isolate obtain A. contradict. 1. Read each question. Read the words in each group. compose _______________________ 3. What might you coordinate? ❐ fare ❐ fair ❐ fear 2. Scholastic Teaching Resources B. transport. Choose the best answer. Use at least three vocabulary words from this lesson. invent. 67 . Which one is usually isolated? ❐ lighthouse ❐ schoolhouse ❐ firehouse Portfolio Page Send a text message to a friend about a plan you have devised for a school parade. ascribe _______________________ 4. restrict. liberate _______________________ 7.

Scholastic Teaching Resources Word Related Vocabulary Word Another Related Word 1. What are two reasons you might confine a pet? _________________________________________________________________________________ 2. emancipator _______________________ _______________________ 3. Use a word you already know or find one in a resource. Some words have more than one meaning. She conveyed her message. constructive _______________________ _______________________ 2. Mr. Why might you devise an excuse for getting out of something? _________________________________________________________________________________ 68 . Then write another word that is related to both words. ❐ quality ❐ goal ❐ assignment 2. 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. Windsor didn’t want to deny his dog anything. obtainer _______________________ _______________________ C. Write a vocabulary word that is related to each word below. isolationism _______________________ _______________________ 4. Write a sentence to answer each question. Choose the word that gives the best meaning for the vocabulary word as it’s used in each sentence. What are the coordinates for that location? ❐ plans ❐ numbers ❐ agreements B. Luna’s main attribute is loyalty. ❐ present ❐ refuse ❐ feed 3. LESSON 16 VERBS Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ attribute confine construct convey coordinate deny devise emancipate isolate obtain A. 1. 1. ❐ convicted ❐ opened ❐ communicated 4.

make or build 7. Scholastic Teaching Resources 6. Write the correct vocabulary word in each set of boxes. invent 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. say you didn’t do something 2. Then. transport something Answer: ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ 69 . get possession of 8. restrict 3. 1. LESSON 16 VERBS Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ Riddle: Where can you always find sympathy? Read each clue. give credit for 9. write the letters from the shaded boxes in order on the lines below to answer the riddle. organize something 10. set free from bondage 4. set apart 5.

If something is likely to happen. Write the best vocabulary word to complete each sentence. Dylan thought it was _______________________ to the school spirit that the team win on Saturday. 6. Appropriate means “suitable. Something that increases in stages is cumulative. Scholastic Teaching Resources Use what you know. Vital means of “great importance. When something is universal.” If you are consistent.” 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. THESE ADJECTIVES ARE USEFUL TO KNOW IN SCHOOL. Uli ignored Hugo’s remark because he thought it was so _______________________ . 3. you always follow the same course or pattern. When she went hiking. 10. Watson will give the students a test tomorrow.” Something within your mind but not observable to others is subjective. LESSON 17 ADJECTIVES Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ appropriate consistent cumulative dutiful probable sparse subjective trivial universal vital ✱ AN ADJECTIVE IS A WORD THAT MODIFIES A NOUN OR PRONOUN. 5. Something trivial is of little importance. 1. Jamila’s view was very _______________________ and not understood by everyone. 70 . Sparse means “not crowded. few people came. Attendance at the meeting was _______________________ . The speaker said that love is a _______________________ feeling. 2. 7. Stu tried to be a _______________________ son. It seems _______________________ that Mr. but sometimes he neglected his chores. Dutiful means being careful to perform your duty. The grades given each spring were _______________________ over the year. Gert was erratic and not always _______________________ in her actions. Kia wanted to wear the _______________________ boots. 9. it is probable. it affects the whole world. 4. 8.

Quincy’s response was fitting for the occasion. _______________________ 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. Write an invitation to a group of citizens to a community planning meeting. but today they got in trouble. Which one is universal? ❐ some ❐ all ❐ none 2. _______________________ 3. It was essential for the candidate to win over more voters. _______________________ 8. Choose the best answer. _______________________ 7. Their view on the issue is personal. 1. LESSON 17 ADJECTIVES Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ appropriate consistent cumulative dutiful probable sparse subjective trivial universal vital A. Read each question. _______________________ 5. 71 . 1. The population is thin in this county. How plausible is Stan’s excuse? _______________________ 2. Usually the boys are obedient. Yuki’s position was steady throughout the discussion. Which one is cumulative? ❐ snowfall ❐ snowman ❐ snowplow Portfolio Page Imagine you are a community organizer. _______________________ 4. Mom says it’s not worth worrying over trifling matters. Use at least three vocabulary words from this lesson. _______________________ 6. Write a vocabulary word for each underlined word in the sentences. Scholastic Teaching Resources B.

trivial _________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ C. universal _________________________ 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. Write the base word for each word below. 1.” _________________________ 3.” _________________________ 72 . 1. subjective _________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 4. write a vocabulary word that comes from each Latin word. Underline the prefix in each word. The Latin word vita means “life. dutiful _________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 2.” _________________________ 2. Then. improbable ____________________________________________________________________ 2. inappropriate ____________________________________________________________________ B. Then. The Latin word spargere means to “scatter. Then. LESSON 17 ADJECTIVES Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ appropriate consistent cumulative dutiful probable sparse subjective trivial universal vital A. The Latin word cumulus means “heap. Scholastic Teaching Resources _________________________________________________________________________________ 3. write a sentence using the base word. inconsistent ____________________________________________________________________ 3. 1. A prefix has been added to each lesson word below. Read the word meaning in each sentence. write a sentence using the word.

necessary 7. C ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ 6. can mean introspective 4. likely to happen 5. affecting everyone 9. LESSON 17 ADJECTIVES Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ Read the clues. something that is proper or apt 2. S ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ 73 . 1. Scholastic Teaching Resources 2. ___ ___ T ___ ___ 7. ___ ___ ___ J ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ 4. someone who is docile and submissive 3. ___ ___ ___ V ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ 9. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ E 10. unimportant 8. D ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ 3. Complete the puzzle using vocabulary words. unwavering 6. opposite of dense A ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ 1. ___ 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ E 5. growing steadily 10. ___ ___ I ___ ___ ___ ___ 8.

The _______________________ was steep so Hans was careful. The students looked for _______________________ to whom they could sell their raffle tickets. 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. An intention is a plan. but we try to live up to them. 5. After their first _______________________ on the street. but how much _______________________ does he really have? 74 . It was Blythe’s _______________________ to dry the dishes. Dad has high _______________________ . A circumstance is a condition. 8. 3. The queen looked out over her _______________________ and smiled. A domain is an area of control. Do you have _______________________ to a good library? 7. Under no _______________________ would the boys swim without a lifeguard. the two men always nodded to each other. Scholastic Teaching Resources Use what you know. THING. The ability to acquire and use knowledge is intelligence. If you have access to something. Sharon worked as an _______________________ for a master glassblower. but she forgot. 6. PLACE. An encounter is a meeting. usually unexpected. THESE NOUNS ARE USEFUL TO KNOW IN SCHOOL. An apprentice works with a mentor to learn a trade or an art. LESSON 18 NOUNS Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ access apprentice circumstance descent domain encounter intelligence intention prospect standard ✱ A NOUN IS A WORD THAT NAMES A PERSON. OR CONCEPT. you have a means of approaching it. A prospect is a possibility. 1. A standard is an ideal. 4. 9. 10. 2. Descent is a way down. Write the best vocabulary word to complete each sentence. Meg’s dog can do tricks.

LESSON 18 NOUNS Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ access apprentice circumstance descent domain encounter intelligence intention prospect standard A. 75 . 3. 4. Sure that her prospects were good. Choose the best answer. Use at least three vocabulary words from this lesson. 1. 2. Wally discussed his intentions. Read each question. Which one is an access? ❐ entrance ❐ closet ❐ exit 2. B. Each morning the students and apprentices meet with their teachers. Their last meeting was an amazing encounter. 8. Scholastic Teaching Resources 7. 6. Gail went to work with expectations of success. In each sentence. Which shows intelligence? ❐ sinking ❐ blinking ❐ thinking Portfolio Page Write a story about an unusual encounter between two characters in a story. Their domain was a far greater realm than we realized. 1. The area’s descent into crime followed a decline in jobs. 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. and feelings about the project. objectives. 5. circle the vocabulary word and its synonym. Each circumstance and factor must be considered before we make a decision. This model will set a standard for years to come.

❐ home ❐ picture ❐ field 2. Write an antonym for each word below. write the syllables in that word. Mrs. LESSON 18 NOUNS Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ access apprentice circumstance descent domain encounter intelligence intention prospect standard A. ❐ called ❐ explored ❐ begged 4. apprentice _______________________ C. Scholastic Teaching Resources B. Write the number of syllables in each vocabulary word. 1. ❐ ideal ❐ banner ❐ stamps 5. The forty-niners prospected for gold. ❐ introduces ❐ examines ❐ faces 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. They acted on intelligence from an agent. Vocabulary Word Number of Syllables Syllables 1. Then. Omar’s domain is medieval art. Choose the word that gives the best meaning for the vocabulary word as it’s used in each sentence. Marquez encounters many problems at her job. Sunil carried the standard in the parade. access __________________ ______________________________ 2. circumstance __________________ ______________________________ 3. descent _______________________ 2. Some words have more than one meaning. Use a dictionary if needed. intention __________________ ______________________________ 76 . ❐ information ❐ command ❐ gifts 3. 1.

B E L O U A A G M P K N I D I F T Q I C X W B U S N E P G N E V C J S L O I T Hint: S W N D T G E C T Q E V E The words C I R C U M S T A N C E L can run ACROSS E R H Y J V S D N B E N L or N Y W M L T J H D L Z C I DOWN. Identify the correct vocabulary word and write it next to its clue. a territory under rule _______________________ 8. aim or goal _______________________ 3. T J C Q P D O M A I N O G P R O S P E C T R S H U E K Z A M I X F U D O D N N D Q I N T E N T I O N T C M B Y H A S Z R M C X E E F A P P R E N T I C E R W 180 Essential Vocabulary Words for 6th Grade © 2009 by Linda Ward Beech. Scholastic Teaching Resources Clues 1. quality _______________________ 4. downward movement _______________________ 2. a condition _______________________ 7. good thinking _______________________ 77 . the means to enter _______________________ 6. LESSON 18 NOUNS Name _______________________________________________________________ Date ________________ Read the clues. learner _______________________ 5. a possibility _______________________ 10. find and circle each word in the puzzle. Then. a chance meeting _______________________ 9.

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