Common Core Grade 6, List 8

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.

Here are links to our lists for the collection: List 1, List 2, List 3, List 4, List 5, List 6, List 7, List 8
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  1. assume
    take to be the case or to be true
    I assumed they were brothers, same thick, dark hair and identical molasses-brown eyes.The Line Tender
  2. consequent
    following or accompanying as a result
    Just before his army physical, he ate a fistful of candy bars; thanks to the consequent soaring blood sugar, he failed the physical.Unbroken
  3. consist
    be composed of
    Our dinner consists of salmon and salad, with wild blackberries and roasted fingerling potatoes.I Can Make This Promise
  4. contribute
    be conducive to
    I have no words to contribute in this discussion.Finding Junie Kim
  5. convert
    change the nature, purpose, or function of something
    We return to the tree, where Rani converts the sheet I sleep on into a kind of sling and bundles our few things into it.Born Behind Bars
  6. distinct
    easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined
    Her hands had a strange orange color and she had a distinct smell, not unpleasant but very strong.Homeless Bird
  7. evident
    clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
    The remains of her lunch, egg salad and chocolate pudding, were still evident on Boots’s face and shirt.Gregor the Overlander
  8. illustrate
    make clear or understandable by giving an example
    “You know, if I wanted someone to illustrate for me all the ways that this could go wrong, I’d just tell my parents.”Far from the Tree
  9. indicate
    give evidence of
    There is nothing at all, not so much as a bent blade of grass, to indicate that anything had occupied the space hours before.The Night Circus
  10. individual
    being or characteristic of a single thing or person
    Each screen could showcase individual images or join with the other nine to create one spectacular presentation.Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics
  11. intense
    possessing a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
    The pain in my left eye was so intense I could feel it in the base of my spine.The Chosen
  12. major
    greater in scope or effect
    Throughout his life, he was a passionate activist, and he participated in some major demonstrations for Native rights.I Can Make This Promise
  13. method
    a way of doing something, especially a systematic way
    There are as many methods as there are farmers for determining the readiness of the earth for planting.Hattie Big Sky
  14. publish
    put into print
    The class set to work, writing to the editor, explaining that the story he published about the mouse exhibit was not true.Ralph S. Mouse
  15. tradition
    a specific practice of long standing
    “It’s a tradition in my family to eat dinner together on the first Sunday of the month,” Maxine tells me.Piecing Me Together
Created on August 30, 2022 (updated August 31, 2022)

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