6th Grade Vocabulary Homework Menu

6th Grade Vocabulary Homework Menu


Our class will focus on a list of vocabulary words for two weeks in a row. This will help to get these words into your everyday vocabulary! Each week you will turn in two vocabulary assignments on Friday. Every other Friday, a vocabulary quiz will be given on the current word list.

Weekly Assignments:

Pick TWO of the following vocabulary practice assignments to turn in on Friday. You may not pick the same assignments two weeks in a row. ** You may use one sheet of paper for both of your weekly activities, but they need to be clearly labeled.

The assignment title must include the title “Vocab. Item ____” with the exact name of the menu item written out in order to receive credit. You will have four total items   turned in with each list, so please include the number of the item you are on.  

 Example heading:  

First Name Last Name


L.A. 6

Vocab. Item Flashcards


  • Flashcards: Make flashcards for each vocabulary word with the word on one side and a picture and/or definition on the other.
  • Picture Dictionary: Create an illustration (picture) dictionary for all of your vocabulary words.
  • Synonyms: Using a thesaurus, look up and write a synonym for each word. Write the vocabulary word, then the synonym. 
  • Poem: Write a poem or song using at least five of your vocabulary words, showing that you know the meanings of the words. Underline the vocabulary words used.
  • Origins: Using a dictionary or the internet, write the origin of the words. Write the vocabulary word, then the language of origin for each one.
  • Story: Put all of the words into an interesting story, using the words correctly. Underline the words.
  • Crossword: Create a crossword puzzle on graph paper.  A crossword is NOT a WORD SEARCH :) Put the words into the crossword, then write the clues for each word. 
  • Twisters: Write a tongue twister (silly sentence with similar sounds) for each of your vocabulary words. Example: She sells seashells down by the sea shore
  • Questions: Write a question (Interrogative Sentence) using each word correctly, and underline each vocabulary word. 
  • Real World: Find the word in a real-world setting (earn a raffle ticket for this one!)   You must document the specific time and place you discovered the word. Give as much detail as possible. 

Example One: On 9/6/17 at 2:35 p.m., I saw the word “extraordinary” on the sign for “Extraordinary Desserts” in San Marcos.  

Example Two: I heard the word “establishment” on the 5:00 news on 9/6/17  in the sentence, “These food establishments are closing.”


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