Grade 6: List 1

Vocabulary is key to performing well on Common Core-aligned tests for English Language Arts as well as for building literacy in social studies, science, and technical subjects. This collection features common tier-2 words that are taught and tested in Grade 6. These words are used in a variety of contexts, exhibit different shades of meaning based on those contexts, and appear commonly in classroom instruction and on standardized assessments.

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  1. accurate
    characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth
    “This is number twenty-three,” Marco repeats, checking his notes to make certain the number is accurate.The Night Circus
  2. inaccurate
    not exact
    “Those books are sixty years old and full of inaccurate science.”The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street
  3. information
    a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
    “Well,” Mr. Bonner goes on, “if the person feels as though they have enough information—names, dates, access to primary sources like newspapers and photographs—they can seek out some truth that way.”Fast Pitch
  4. affix
    a linguistic element added to a word
    The word affix signifies either a prefix or a suffix; and the verb to affix means to join a prefix or a suffix to a root-word. New Word-Analysis
  5. analysis
    literary criticism considering the structure of a text
    I tell her that I do not think a history of the Pledge of Allegiance or an analysis of the First Amendment is going to win many votes.The Misfits
  6. antonym
    a word that expresses an opposite meaning
    Among the antonyms for “nice” in Roget’s Thesaurus are “ugly,” “horrible,” “nasty” and “repulsive.”Washington Post (Dec 20, 2020)
  7. appropriate
    suitable for a particular person, place, or situation
    This was the sort of thing she knew she was not supposed to do, that it was not quite appropriate, and yet she could not help herself.Breadcrumbs
  8. argument
    an assertion offered as evidence that something is true
    Though everybody knew that Zeno’s statement was false, nobody could find a flaw in Zeno’s argument.Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
  9. argumentative
    proceeding to a conclusion by systematic reasoning
    “We’re articulate and argumentative,” said Mr. Das, who is currently editing a 15-volume history of trade in India from 300 B.C. to the present, to be published by Penguin India.New York Times (Jul 6, 2011)
  10. article
    nonfictional prose forming a part of a publication
    His dad held up a folded newspaper and pointed to an article.Millionaires for the Month
  11. text
    the main body of a written work
    I pretended I was reading from the book, flipping pages reg­ularly, but I had abandoned the text altogether, taken over the story, and made up my own.The Kite Runner
  12. essay
    an analytic or interpretive literary composition
    She is writing an essay about how media is used in social movements.Piecing Me Together
  13. audience
    the part of the general public interested in something
    “But we can open it up to imagine a different audience. Younger, more diverse.”New York Times (Jan 28, 2022)
  14. author
    a person who writes professionally
    “You know I love to write. You know I want to be an author or a journalist someday!”Keep It Together, Keiko Carter
  15. intent
    the planned meaning of a communication
    They asked how I had got out of Pulefen Farm and into Karhide, and they asked the destination and intent of the code message I had sent on their radio.The Left Hand of Darkness
  16. message
    what a communication that is about something is about
    What message do you want to give to New York Times readers?New York Times (Feb 25, 2022)
  17. point of view
    a mental position from which things are perceived
    I like debates where you argue about different points of view.Feed
  18. blog
    an online journal where people post about their experiences
    In the blog, she talks about how she’s really proud of the way she looks and how her vitiligo makes her unique and beautiful.How to Disappear Completely
  19. capitalization
    the use of uppercase letters
    You may change capitalization and word spacing as you like.Washington Post (Dec 23, 2015)
  20. central
    serving as an essential component
    The role of Olivia—an important role, central to the play—was never mine.It All Comes Down to This
  21. idea
    the content of cognition
    You’re a really nice person and you have good ideas all the time.The Lemonade War
  22. character
    an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction
    She’d make a great friend to a character in a book, or in one of Dad’s plays.Because of Mr. Terupt
  23. action
    something done (usually as opposed to something said)
    She jumped into action, getting me to the wagon with John’s help.Worth
  24. relationship
    a mutual connection between people
    Jason always tried to build a good relationship with the people on his team.The House of Hades
  25. interaction
    mutual or reciprocal dealings or influence
    In every interaction with kids at school, I always worry about saying the right thing, being the right way.A Place at the Table
Created on July 19, 2022 (updated August 30, 2022)

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