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Grade 6, Theme 1, The Best School Year Ever

Vocabulary Words


 

embarrassment

A feeling of self-consciousness or shame

compliment

Praise for a job well done

quality

A characteristic or typical feature of someone or something

resourceful

Having good ideas; able to handle situations effectively and creatively

shrewd

Clever, with a hint of cunning

inventive

Able to plan and create new ideas

enterprising

Showing energy and a will to succeed


 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 1, Yang the Eldest and His Odd Jobs

Vocabulary Words


 

novelty

quality of being new and different

arcade

a covered passageway or street with shops on both sides    

vendors

people who sell things

hilarious

very humorous

sulkiness

a feeling of anger or ill-humor

unaccompanied

without other instruments playing along

flourish

the act of waving something in a showy way


 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 1, Knots in My Yo-yo String

Vocabulary Words


 

glare

to stare in a fierce or angry way

peak

the highest point or degree

favored

expected to win; thought to be best

console

to make less sad or troubled; to comfort

trotted

ran slowly, with a loose, easy motion

immune

protected from a bad or unpleasant thing

memento

an object kept to remind a person of something; a keepsake or souvenir


 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 1, The Marble Champ

Vocabulary Words


 

reluctantly

not willingly; with little enthusiasm

rummaged

searched for something by moving other things around

flexed

made tighter by bending; contracted

instinct

natural ability or impulse

exhaustion

extreme tiredness

fumed

was irritated and angry


 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 1, Darnell Rock Reporting

Vocabulary Words


 

agenda

a list or outline of topics to be done or discussed

issue

a topic or problem to be decided on

funding

providing money for a specific purpose

violations

instances when laws or rules are broken or ignored

ordinance

a law or regulation

postpone

to put off to a later time

effective

having the power or ability to produce a desired result


 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 2, Number the Stars

Vocabulary Words


 

soothingly

in a way that is gentle, friendly, and calming

occupation

possession of a place by forcibly capturing it or settling in it

disdainfully

in a way that looks down on someone or something; scornfully

exasperated

angry; annoyed; irritated

belligerently

with a readiness to fight or quarrel

unwavering

without doubt; certain


 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 2, The Summer of the Swans

Vocabulary Words


 

anguish

extreme pain or distress of body or mind

expanse

a wide area or an open space

engulf

to flow over and enclose

compulsion

an irresistible impulse to do something

wailed

cried out loudly and sorrowfully

waver

to be unsteady; to shake

disbelief

a firm opinion that something is untrue


 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 2, Old Yeller

Vocabulary Words


 

charging

rushing forward to attack

lunging

moving in a sudden forward reach or rush

pounced

swooped and seized suddenly

frantic

in a state of extreme worry

yarns

made-up stories; tall tales

romping

running and playing in a carefree way


 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 2, Trapped by the Ice!

Vocabulary Words


 

perilous

risky; dangerous

impassable

unable to be traveled through

bailed

scooped water out of a boat

dehydration

loss of water

rancid

having the bad smell or taste of spoiled fat or oil

grueling

tiring or exhausting


 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 2, Flood: Wrestling with the Mississippi

Vocabulary Words


 

levees

artificial embankments for preventing flooding

seeping

flowing or passing slowly through small openings

floodplain

level land that may be covered by floodwaters

reservoirs

artificial lakes where water is collected for use

yearned

felt a deep longing or desire

awed

having felt an emotion of fear, respect, and wonder

crested

having reached the highest point


 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 3, The Stone Age News

Vocabulary Words


 

flourished

thrived; prospered

sociable

enjoying companionship; friendly

astounded

amazed; filled with wonder

reliable

dependable

newfangled

recently invented or discovered

skewer

to pierce through by using a stick

specialty

a unique or outstanding item

scouring

going over on a careful search


 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 3, Ancient China

Vocabulary Words


 

civilization

the culture and society of a specific people, time, and place

terraces

earthen steps cut into a hillside

elaborate

showing great detail

administrative

pertaining to officials who manage a government

inhabitants

people who live in a place

famine

a severe shortage of food


 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 3, Pyramids

Vocabulary Words


 

ingenious

extremely clever

isolated

separated from other things or persons

archaeologist

a person who studies the remains of past human life and activities

preserved

kept from decaying

passageways

halls for getting into, through, or out of something

quarries

open pits where people get stone for building


 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 3, Look Into the Past: The Greeks, The Romans

Vocabulary Words


 

provinces

large divisions of a country

reconstruct

rebuild

aqueduct

pipe or trough used to carry flowing water from a distant source

hygiene

cleanliness

mosaic

picture or design made of small pieces of colored materials, such as paper, glass, or stones

emblem

symbol of something; a sign


 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 3, The Skill of Pericles

Vocabulary Words


 

disguised

wearing clothes and often makeup to change one's appearance

democratic

describing a government in which power is held by the people and in which the citizens have equal rights

virtues

examples of moral goodness

brutes

cruel people; people who act like savage animals

bellowing

shouting loudly; making a sound like a bull makes

rouse

to wake up


 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 4, My Side of the Mountain

Vocabulary Words


 

remote

out of the way; distant

migration

the periodic passage from one region or climate to another

discouraging

disheartening

nourishing

useful as food

edible

fit to be eaten

foundation

the base or substructure of a building

cavity

a hollowed-out space


 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 4, Fall Secrets

Vocabulary Words


 

presentation

a public show or performance

lilting

rhythmic; having a pleasant, cheerful sound

melodious

pleasing to hear; musical

legacy

something handed down from an ancestor

persevered

continued in spite of difficulty

flawless

without a mistake


 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 4, Girls Think of Everything

Vocabulary Words


 

milestone

an important event

persistence

perseverance; the act of continuing to try in spite of difficulties

ingenuity

cleverness in solving problems

initial

earliest; first

inquiries

questions; requests for information

acknowledged

recognized the claims or reality of someone or something

visibility

the quality or degree of being visible


 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 4, A Do-It-Yourself Project

Vocabulary Words


 

realistic

true to life

miniature

a small copy of something

three-dimensional

having height, width, and depth

dependent

relying on or needing something else

recognition

acknowledgment; approval

represent

to stand for; to portray


 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 4, Catching the Fire: Philip Simmons, Blacksmith

Vocabulary Words


 

tributes

things given, done, or said to show thanks or respect

rugged

strong and sturdy, hardy

forge

(noun) a furnace where metal is heated so that it can be hammered or bent into shape; (verb) to shape metal by heating and hammering it

ornamental

serving as decoration; decorative

install

to fix in position for use

portable

able to be carried; easily carried


 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 5, Seventh Grade

Vocabulary Words


 

uncertainly

in an unsure way; doubtfully

bustled

moved briskly and busily

propelled

drove forward or onward

elective

an optional course or class

scowl

to wrinkle the brow to express anger or disapproval; to frown angrily

sheepishly

in a consciously embarrassed way

conviction

certainty; belief


 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 5, My Name Is San Ho

Vocabulary Words


 

gestured

signaled with one's hand, head, or other part of the body

muster

to gather or collect

tentative

hesitant; half-hearted

mystified

puzzled; baffled; bewildered

appreciatively

in a way that shows appreciation or recognition of value

significance

meaning; importance


 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 5, Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille

Vocabulary Words


 

precision

the quality or condition of being very accurate or exact

devised

thought of, planned, or invented

gradually

slowly; little by little

dormitory

a building where a number of people live, such as students at a school

transcribed

made a full copy of

stylus

a sharp, pointed instrument used for writing, marking, or engraving


 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 5, Anne of Green Gables

Vocabulary Words


 

dramatically

in a theatrical or an exaggerated way

solemnly

in a very earnest and serious way

irresistible

impossible to be refused

sublime

majestic; not to be excelled; supreme

fluster

a state of excitement and confusion

bewildered

confused; perplexed; puzzled


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 5, Cowboys: Roundup on an American Ranch

Vocabulary Words


 

compliant

willing; obedient

permeates

spreads throughout; fills up

corralled

penned in

full-fledged

perfectly able; qualified

diversion

change; deviation

ornery

irritable; ill-humored

craggy

rough; sharp-edged


 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 6, Atlas in the Round

Vocabulary Words


 

submerged

underwater; covered by water

cylinder

object shaped like a soup can

transparent

clear enough to see through

microscopic

visible only under a microscope

collide

to crash or bump into

traditional

ordinary; characteristic


 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 6, Dive! My Adventures in the Deep Frontier

Vocabulary Words


 

salvage

describing the saving of a ship

abounded

was in abundant or plentiful supply

diversity

variety

acoustic

having to do with sound

gauge

an instrument for measuring

dissipate

to break up and scatter or dissolve

buoyancy

the ability to keep oneself or an object afloat


 

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 6, I Want to Be an Astronaut

Vocabulary Words


 

navigation

planning, recording, and controlling the course and position of a ship or other craft

facilities

places that serve a particular function

mission

an assignment one is supposed to carry out

maneuver

to control or guide skillfully

simulation

an imitation

high-tech

using advanced or state-of-the-art technology


 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 6, CyberSurfer

Vocabulary Words

bombarded attacked persistently
modem a device that enables computers to send and receive information on phone lines
interactive a way of working in which a computer or a person responds
transmission the act or process of sending; something that is sent
online the state of communicating on the Internet and between computers
barrage a huge, rapid outpouring, as of words or blows

 

 

 

Grade 6, Theme 6, The Case of the Shining Blue Planet

Vocabulary Words


 

dejectedly

unhappily

enrolls

admits as a member

breakthrough

important advance

disregarded

paid no attention to

cosmonaut

astronaut from the former Soviet Union

satellite

object in space that moves in orbit

formulas

mathematical facts expressed as symbols

altimeter

an instrument for measuring height

 

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