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Grade 6 Spelling Words

Here are the 6th grade spelling words that use weekly themes in the goal of making spelling more enjoyable.

You can download a printable pdf of the 36 weekly spelling lists free below. 

There is also a growing collection of printable spelling worksheets and activities that go along with the words of the week.

Grade 6 spelling words pdf. 36 weeks of themed grade 6 spelling words. Earth Day, friendship, family, and government are some of the themes that help add some fun into 6th grade spelling.  #spelling #grade6 #treevalleyacademy

Spelling Lists With Weekly Themes

The grade 6 spelling words have 36 weekly themes. They are:

  1. Back to School
  2. Silent Consonants
  3. Natural Disasters
  4. Science
  5. Money
  6. Government
  7. Time
  8. Human Body
  9. IE / EI Words
  10. Tricky Words
  11. Communication & Movies
  12. Shopping
  13. Animals
  14. Family
  15. Winter & Weather
  16. Nutrition & Food
  17. Jobs
  18. In The Kitchen
  19. Eating Out
  20. Mixed Bag of Words
  21. Science 2
  22. Colors & Art
  23. Emotions & Qualities
  24. Words
  25. Books
  26. Mixed Bag of Words 2
  27. Geometry
  28. Earth Day
  29. Sports
  30. Law
  31. Mixed Bag of Words 3
  32. Space
  33. House
  34. Medical
  35. Friendship
  36. Summer

About These Grade 6 Spelling Words

There are 36 weeks of words, 16 words per week.

Of the 576 words, 96 of them are Fry words, and only 1 of them is a Dolch word.

By the end of 6th grade (having previously completed the spelling lists of grade 1 thru 5), your child will have learned the spellings of almost all 1000 Fry words and nearly all of the Dolch words, plus of course many other words.

Secular Spelling Lists

I say “nearly” and “almost” all the Fry and Dolch words because these spelling lists are completely secular. So any words that were in any way religious were not used in these spelling lists.

Since everyone has different religious beliefs, please feel free to add whichever religious words are important to your student.

The Fry words that were not included in these themed elementary spelling lists are: “God” and “church”. The Dolch nouns that were not used are “Christmas” and “Santa Claus”.

Free Printable 6th Grade Spelling Words

A pdf of the themed lists of grade 6 spelling words can be downloaded free below.

6th Grade Spelling Worksheets

Here is a growing collection of 6th grade worksheets and activities to go along with the weekly spelling lists:

Week 1 – Back to School

Week 15 – Winter & Weather

Week 28 – Earth Day

Week 32 – Space

Week 36 – Summer

More Spelling Lists by Grade

Here are the spelling words for earlier grades:


Tuesday 10th of October 2023

I really like your spelling lists and how they are set up. My son is a terrible speller and I printed multiple years because we are on catch up mode. Thank you for your help.

Friday 29th of September 2023

Would love the list pdf

Melanie Thomas

Friday 29th of September 2023

Enter your email address in the yellow box and press join. Then it will open automatically for you and will be sent to your email.


Sunday 23rd of October 2022

Hello, May I please get this list?

Melanie Thomas

Sunday 23rd of October 2022

E-mailed it to you :)


Saturday 6th of November 2021

This is brilliant, i greatly appreciate how easy you've made it for us. God bless xxx

Melissa Rogers

Sunday 10th of October 2021

I'm hoping you can send me a full copy of the 6th grade spelling lists. I have a few kiddos that are 6th graders but spell at fourth grade level...or less....I'm working on getting that spelling up. Thank you for making this accessible to us all.