The Vocabulary Project for 6th Grade

Last year our students made gains in both Math and ELA.  Our goal is to continue this positive trend and one way to achieve this is to increase our students' content and academic vocabularies.  This is why we are implementing the vocabulary project which will take place throughout the school year.  Scroll down to see the vocabulary list for 6th grade.

Since this is a project students should be creative and neat when representing the vocabulary words.  The words can be complied into a dictionary or ABC book.  The required components for each word are as follows:

1.One meaningful sentence or question
2.A visual representation or picture
3.The translation of the word in another language
4.The synonym or antonym of the word

Here are some online resources that students can use to find the vocabulary words.

1. Merriam-Webster Unabridged dictionary -
    (Since this is a district paid resource it might need a username and a password.  If so the username is syrsls and the password is       syrsls.)

2. Kids.Wordsmyth -

3. Word Central -

                                       6th Grade Science Vocabulary 
Constant Asteroid Stratosphere Tornadoes
Cyclic Comet Thermosphere Weather
Density Earth Troposphere Climate
Dependent Gravity Hydrosphere Equator
Direct Mass Clouds Latitude
Extrapolate Meteor Condensation Longitude
Indirect Meteorite Cycle Sea Level
Interpolate Moon Evaporation Thermal Energy
Liter Orbit Fog Wind
Meter Planet Freezing Point Erosion
Metric System Revolution Liquid Glacier
Patterns Satellite Precipitation Gravity
Trends Solar System Air Mass Deposition
Variable Tides Air Pressure Rock
Constellation Weight Barometer Sediment
Galaxy Eclipse Blizzard Soil
Spherical Horizon Condensation Physical Weathering
Telescope Altitude Evaporation Cementation
Temperature Atmosphere Fronts Crystallization
Universe Exosphere Humidity Deposit
Solar Gas Hurricanes Force
Axis Jet Stream Ice Storms Fossil
Lunar Mesosphere Polar Air Mass  
Reflection Ozone Layer Prevailing Winds  
Seasons Stratified Thunderstorms  

                                         6th Grade ELA Vocabulary
Theme Implications Convey Persuade
Tone Incorporate Hero Support
Development Perspective Factor Thesis
Convey Structure Issue Identity
Contribute Cite Verify Figurative
Describe Contribution Argue Literal
Determine Justification Claim Genre
Structure Elaborate Convince Invert
Role Benefit Opinion Symbol
Pivotal Structure Oppose Impact
Slant Perspective Source Synthesize

                                                 6th Grade Math Vocabulary
Ratio Factors Line of Symmetry Perimeter
Rate Multiples Ordered Pair Area
Unit Rate Dividend Origin Parallel
Equivalent Ratio Divisor Quadrant Volume
Percent Reciprocal Symmetry Fraction
Double Number Line Algorithm Whole Numbers Composite Number
Ratio Table Convert Expand Factor
Distributive Property Estimate Term Coordinate Plane
Equation Coordinate Pair Distribute Prime Number

                                                6th Grade Social Studies Vocabulary
Archaeologist Vegetation Allies Senate
Geographer Confucianism Autocracy Consul
Artifact Daoism Chronology Veto
Prehistoric Legalism Geology Tribune
Ritual Mandate of Heaven Geometry Republic
Historian Feudalism Latitude Constitution
Civilization Great Wall Longitude Civil War
Social Structure Censor Biology Dictator
Technology Immortal Theater Pax Romana
Merchant Dynasty Democracy Forum
Artisan Bureaucracy Oligarchy Paterfamilias
Scribe Industry Tyranny Colosseum
Ziggurat Peninsula Cuniculus Myth
Culture Colony Gladiator Drama
Cuneiform River Plebeians Acropolis
Pictograph Sea Empire Oracle
Captial Mountain Tribute  
Siege Island Economy  
Cavalry Agora Council of Elders  

                               6th Grade Academic Language Vocabulary
Draw Define Calculate Arrange
Repeat Recall Recite Identify
Memorize State Recognize List
Label Illustrate Measure Report
Quote Match Name Infer
Categorize Classify Separate Estimate
Compare Relate Organize Construct
Modify Predict Interpret Distinguish
Summarize Revise Assess Investigate
Critique Connect Design Analyze
Create Prove Synthesize