Ch 2: 6th Grade Vocabulary Skills & Word Usage

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If you need to improve your vocabulary skills, check out these 6th grade language arts lessons on vocabulary and word usage. Available 24/7, this online chapter is designed to help students prepare for upcoming exams, strengthen their reading/writing skills and catch up in English class.

6th Grade Vocabulary Skills & Word Usage - Chapter Summary

Work through this 6th grade language arts chapter at your own pace to improve your vocabulary skills and understand how different types of words are used in the English language. The chapter's short and simple lessons break down topics like multiple meaning words, acronyms, suffixes, word relationships and sight words. You can take the included lesson quizzes and chapter exam to help you memorize the word types and usage rules you study. The chapter can be studied at any time of day or night, which allows you to improve your vocabulary skills after school, at home or whenever you have some spare time. Studying these lessons can help you:

  • Know the differences between synonyms and antonyms
  • Define prefixes and suffixes
  • Name the different types of roots
  • Understand words that have multiple meanings
  • Make sense of words based on their relationships
  • Recognize examples of acronyms and compound words
  • Differentiate between 'well' and 'good'
  • Compare 'who,' 'whom,' 'whose' and 'who's'
  • Comprehend sight words

11 Lessons in Chapter 2: 6th Grade Vocabulary Skills & Word Usage
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Synonyms Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

1. Synonyms Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Have you ever written something and used some of the same words over and over again? If so, then you haven't been using enough synonyms. This lesson will explain synonyms and show you how to use them.

Antonyms: Lesson for Kids

2. Antonyms: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, we'll discuss antonyms, or opposite words. You'll learn about the different types of words that can be antonyms, and you'll learn how to spot antonyms in text.

Prefixes Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

3. Prefixes Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Have you ever unbuttoned your coat, retied your shoes or told your friend how impossible the math test was? If so, then you've used words with prefixes. In this lesson, you will learn what prefixes are and what they can do to a word.

Suffixes Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

4. Suffixes Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we are going to learn about word parts that can change the meaning of a word. These word parts are added to the end of a word. They are called suffixes.

Multiple Meaning Words: Lesson for Kids

5. Multiple Meaning Words: Lesson for Kids

Dig into this lesson to see if you dig multiple-meaning words. They often confuse readers, as they may sound and look the same, but have different meanings. Head into this lesson to learn ways of keeping multiple-meaning words straight in your head!

Understanding Words By Their Relationships

6. Understanding Words By Their Relationships

Many words in the English language have multiple meanings. To really understand a word, we have to understand the relationship between particular words. In this lesson, we will examine this through connotations, denotations, synonyms, and analogies.

What Are Acronyms? - Definition & Common Examples

7. What Are Acronyms? - Definition & Common Examples

In this lesson, we will define acronyms, which are condensed versions of phrases. We will also take a look at acronyms that are commonly used in the field of psychology today, and then you can test your knowledge with a quiz.

What Are Compound Words? - Meaning & Examples

8. What Are Compound Words? - Meaning & Examples

What do pancakes and a shipwreck have in common? Solve this riddle by learning what compound words are, how to identify different types of compound words and seeing examples of compound words in this lesson.

Difference Between Well & Good

9. Difference Between Well & Good

While people often use them interchangeably, 'well' and 'good' are actually different parts of speech that do different things. 'Well' can either be an adjective or adverb, while 'good' can either be an adjective or noun.

Who, Whom, Whose & Who's

10. Who, Whom, Whose & Who's

Many people misuse 'who', 'whom,' 'whose' and 'who's.' Watch this video lesson to not only learn the difference between these confusing words but also how to use each one correctly.

Sight Words for Sixth Grade Students

11. Sight Words for Sixth Grade Students

Expanding your vocabulary is an important part of becoming a good writer and communicator. Sixth graders are expected to learn plenty of new sight words to help understand the topics taught throughout the school year. In this lesson, we are going to cover 12 sight words.

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