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Grade 6 Vocabulary Words

On this page, you will find a record of all of our vocabulary words as we go through the year.
Want to know what our words are for this week? You can find them below? Forgot what the words were for last month? Scroll through the posts below. Even look for the bonus words of the week. You never know when Mr. Brunken will quiz on one of them for extra credit.

Vocabulary words for The Boy Who Saved Baseball

posted Oct 29, 2012, 9:25 AM by Jason Brunken

Below are the vocabulary words for The Boy Who Saved Baseball. Please re,ind your children to take some time to study them. Writing sentences is a great way to do this.

  1. phenomenal (adj.) – unusually good; extremely good
  2. showdown (n.) – a decisive contest or competition
  3. fundamental (adj.) – the most basic and important part of something
  4. flair (n.) – a natural ability to do something; showy or flashy skill
  5. lingered (v.) – to stay past the time you were supposed to leave
  6. savor (v.) – to enjoy
  7. gloat (v.) – to brag; to jeer someone because of their failure or your success
  8. berate (v.) – to scold or yell angrily and loudly
  9. reserve (n.) – a member of a team who takes the place of a regular player when that player is injured or tired
  10. brainwashed (v.) – to cause someone to think or believe something by using methods that make the person unable to think normally


Vocabulary words for "Meyer's Family"

posted Oct 7, 2012, 8:28 AM by Jason Brunken

Below are the vocabulary words we are working on this week for The Meyer's Family. Please take some time to review them periodically or check back here to practice the words.

The following are the vocabulary words for this week for the story The Meyer's Family. Please take some time to review them with your child.

  1. predominantly (adv.) – mostly (i.e. The class is predominantly (mostly) girls.)
  2. tendency (n.) – a quality that makes something likely to happen; a common way of behaving
  3. welfare (n.) – health and safety
  4. credit (n.) – recognition or special attention for doing something
  5. aspect (n.) – a part (characteristic) of something; the way a person, place, or thing appears
  6. aptly (adv.) – fittingly; appropriate; suitable
  7. tension (n.) – pressure; stress
  8. parallel (adj.) – very similar or happening at the same time
  9. innovation (n.) – a new idea, gadget, or device
  10. genuinely (adv.) – truly (not fake or false)

Vocabulary words for The ACES Phone

posted Oct 3, 2012, 7:46 AM by Jason Brunken

Below are the vocabulary words we are working on this week for The ACES Phone. Please take some time to review them periodically or check back here to practice the words.

The following are the vocabulary words for this week for the story The ACES Phone. Please take some time to review them with your child.

  1. torrent (n.) – a large amount of something that is released suddenly
  2. accustomed [to] (adj.) – used to or familiar with something
  3. void (n.) – an empty space
  4. swiveled (v.) – turn around; spin
  5. clustered (v.) – come together into groups
  6. transmission (n.) – something that is sent as an electrical signal to a radio, TV, satellite, etc.
  7. doleful (adj.) – very sad; pitiful
  8. clamor (n.) – very loud noise
  9. urgent (adj.) – very important needing attention right away
  10. coaxed (v.) – persuaded in a friendly way


Knots and Fruit Bowl Project vocabulary words

posted Sep 19, 2012, 7:18 AM by Jason Brunken   [ updated Sep 19, 2012, 7:18 AM ]

My apologies. I forgot to post the vocabulary words from last week here. While I know it is a bit of a double post. These vocabulary posts are supposed to be a place where find all the vocabulary words throughout the year and not have to dig through a bunch of posts.

First, below, we have the ten vocabulary words from Knots in My Yo-Yo String which we read last week. Following that are the vocabulary words for this week for the story The Fruit Bowl Project. Please take some time to review.

Knots in My Yo-Yo String

  1. contested (v.) – to disagree with or not accept something
  2. tumult (n.) – a state of noisy confusion or disorder
  3. pursuit (n.) – the act of following or chasing someone or something
  4. culprit (n.) – a guilty person; someone who has done something wrong
  5. deprived (v.) – to take something away from someone or something
  6. miraculous (adj.) – unbelievably wonderful or amazing; like a miracle
  7. mentor (n.) – someone who teaches or gives advice to someone less experienced
  8. employed (v.) – to use something for a particular purpose
  9. scholastic (adj.) – of or related to school and learning
  10. grimly (adv.) – with feelings of sadness, worry, gloom, or depression


The Fruit Bowl Project


  1. manipulated (v.) – to move or control something with your hands
  2. menace (n.) – a dangerous or harmful person or thing
  3. resolve (v.) – the solve; find the answer to something
  4. precisely (adv.) – exactly;
  5. conclusion (n.) – a final thought or opinion
  6. emphatically (adv.) – with force; forcefully
  7. agony (n.) – extreme pain or mental distress
  8. demeanor (n.) – a person’s appearance or behavior
  9. vigorously (adv.) – with great force and energy
  10. revolting (adv.) – disgusting; repugnant


Vocabulary words for School Story

posted Sep 4, 2012, 7:00 AM by Jason Brunken   [ updated Sep 4, 2012, 7:00 AM ]

Below are the vocabulary we will be focusing on this week. They come from our first story out of the textbook, School Story.

Please take some time to review them.

  1. publishing (n.) – the business of making books and magazines to sell to the public
  2. manuscript (n.) – the original copy of a play, book, or piece of music before it has been published
  3. editorial (adj.) – of or relating to an editor
  4. pressuring (v.) – to try to force or urge someone to do something
  5. disclose (v.) – reveal; make something known to the public
  6. maze (n.) – a group of confusing paths or passages that are connected
  7. literary (adj.) – of or related to literature (books)
  8. revisions (n.) – changes or edits to something, usually a piece of writing
  9. wry (adj.) – funny in a clever or ironic way; showing both amusement and annoyance
  10. muted (adj.) – quiet; softer; quieter than usual


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