In sixth grade, I was a proud responsible safety patrol. The year was 1970 and the place was Bethesda MD. Every week we had vocabulary and spelling practice and dictation and it was all done by hand in the old fashioned way. Word lists were mimeographed and had blue ink and a great smell. Tests took class time and the teacher had lots of homework to grade all of those papers. Feedback took days or weeks to get back and we had by them moved onto new subjects.
But now it's 2017 and there's a great new automated way to learn 6th grade spelling words. Use the app or website: VocabularySpellingCity.
That quote is from their website. Here's some details on how it can help.