Middle School Vocabulary

The page provides online resources to build vocabulary for students of middle school, from 6th grade to 8th grade, which includes spelling words, academic words, and words related to literature reading. Besides, we have developed lots of interactive and printable exercises and encourage students to play them either alone or guided by tutors and parents.

Free Online Vocabulary Test
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6th Grade Vocabulary
7th Grade Vocabulary
8th Grade Vocabulary
 Hot Game Style Exercises
Search Words from Sentence Enter
Word search exercise based on famous or beautiful sentences with four levels: basic, small, middle, and large. It's a popular game to learn excellent sentences, review known words, and an ideal method to enhance middle school students' vocabulary.
Search words
Complete Word
The game-like tool allows middle school students to challenge new words or review known words; the interactive game is to fill in 3 or more missing letters to complete one word. Each set has 12 words with hints of definition and pronunciation, and you will fail the word after three times of wrong guessing.
6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
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 Get Word List by Grade
For students in middle school (6th, 7th, and 8th grade), learning vocabulary is a key task. In general, their new words are in three groups:

  • Spelling words: know them and can spell them correctly to express ideas
  • Academic words: used in classes for all subjects, need to understand them
  • Literature words: selected from classics that are recommended to students by grade, nice to know them
In the USA, secondary schools' names and structures aren't identical among different districts. Some students' 6th and 7th grades are in elementary school; some's 9th grade is possibly in middle school. No matter what school you are in, the page focuses on grades 6, 7, and 8, and we call them middle school grades.

We organize words into grades. If you are a student in grades 6, 7, or 8, you can directly get the contents of your grade.

We group word lists by grades at first, by which you can get spelling, academic, and literature words in each grade.

If you are new here, please focus on Spelling Words and Arts of Academic. They are core in middle school students' vocabulary.

Like the elementary words webpage, we offer study and exercise tools, such as online cards, interactive exercises, printable cards, and printable quizzes. Tutors and parents can produce printable worksheets dynamically to help students warm up, review, or test.

Considering the nature of language studying, interactive exercises, like online lists and cards, are very efficient for middle school students. So we develop more online tools than the elementary level.

Unlike the elementary school apps mainly for tutors and parents, middle school apps encourage students to learn by themselves. Meanwhile, many printable materials let tutors and parents choose from.

The spelling vocabulary is the core on which we developed online apps and hundreds of printable worksheets, such as cards, single choice quizzes, matching exercises, and filling-in practices. We especially recommend spelling vocabulary, which consists of 1200 words. Each grade has 400 words in eight sub-lists.

We show some samples here.
Word List sample online card sample Quiz sample flashcard sample


Quick Access Middle School Vocabularies
6th Grade
Spelling words: Spelling 1 Spelling 2 Spelling 3 Spelling 4 Spelling 5 Spelling 6 Spelling 7 Spelling 8
Academic words: Arts Math Science Social
Literature Words: The Swineherd The Red Shoes A Study In Scarlet

7th Grade
Spelling words: Spelling 1 Spelling 2 Spelling 3 Spelling 4 Spelling 5 Spelling 6 Spelling 7 Spelling 8
Academic words: Arts Math Science Social
Literature Words: The Shoes of Fortune The Shadow The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

8rd Grade
Spelling words: Spelling 1 Spelling 2 Spelling 3 Spelling 4 Spelling 5 Spelling 6 Spelling 7 Spelling 8
Academic words: Arts Math Science Social
Literature Words: Animal Farm The Hound of the Baskervilles