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Tennessee Academic Vocabulary for Sixth Grade

 

Sixth Grade Language Arts

Sixth Grade Math

Sixth Grade Science

Sixth Grade Social Studies

 


Sixth Grade Language Arts

affix
almanac
analogy (part to whole/function)
appositive
caption (determine function)
chronology
clause (dependent/independent)
common feature
criticism
dialect (introduction)
edit
literal vs. figurative
log
mythology
oral tradition
paraphrase
phrases (adj., adv., prep., inf., etc.)
plagiarism
poetic element (e.g., rhyme, rhythm, and figurative language)
point of view (1st, 3rd limited, and 3rd omniscient)
propaganda devices
proverb
relevant/irrelevant
rephrasing
stress
tabloid
textual features

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Sixth Grade Math

algebraic expression (conceptual modeling)
bias
composite
conjecture (with data)
coordinate plane (ordered pairs)
degrees (angle)
equation (solving)
evaluate
formula
function
inverse
measures of central tendency
odds (probability)
order of operations
percent
prime
probability
properties of shapes and figures
proportion
random
rate of change
ratio
reciprocal
sample
scale drawing
simplify
simulation
statistics
stem-and-leaf plot
tessellation
transformation
tree diagram
volume

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Sixth Grade Science

absorption
amplitude
classification
commensalism
consumer
decomposer
eclipses (solar/ lunar)
energy transformations
extinction
food web
forms of energy
fossils
frequency
heat flow
mutualism
nuclear power
parasitism
producer
reflection
refraction
relative age
seasons
sedimentary rocks
tides
universe components
wave
wavelength

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Sixth Grade Social Studies

anthropologists
archaeologists
artifacts
barter economy
Buddhism
caste system
census
Christianity
city states
civilization
colonization
domestication
epics
feudal system
geologists
Hinduism
historians
impact
irrigation
Islam
Judaism
merchant / trader
migration
monarchy
nomadic
oligarchy
philosophy
prehistory
republics
romance language
theocracy
trend

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