1st Grade Spelling Lists

      Nouns, verbs, numbers and colors

first grader writing at his deskGood 1st grade spelling lists contain words with short vowel sounds, long vowel sounds, and the kinds of words we've included here: nouns, verbs, colors and numbers.

These "extra" words - nouns, verbs, colors and numbers, help first graders as they begin to write sentences and stories of their own.

Print our 1st grade spelling lists.

Nouns Nouns Verbs Colors Numbers
boy shoes run red one
girl hat play blue two
woman friend eat yellow three
man teacher sleep green four
baby car was brown five
cat truck were black six
dog bus am
fish mom is
bird dad are
pet family had
water box has
milk bike work
shirt desk give
pants table help
There are many ways for early learners to practice new spelling words. That's why we offer a variety of first grade learning and spelling activities, as well as phonics games and first grade worksheets.

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As parents and teachers, our job is to find the ways in which our children learn best. Then we need to encourage them as they learn with frequent words of affirmation. 
Practice these sight words for first grade spelling as many ways as you can.  Here are a few ideas for parents and teachers: 
  • Look for these words when you're reading picture books together. After you've finished reading an enjoyable book, go back and look for these sight words. Encourage your first grader to read sentences aloud that contain those words.
  • Ask your child to spell the words aloud from time to time in spare moments. Choose just one or two words to work on at once. Quiz your child (or students) many, many times but only for a minute or two. Long periods of drill are not helpful at this age.

More 1st Grade Spelling Lists

If you're looking for another good list of first grade spelling words, check out some these:

kitty1st grade sight words - These 40 Dolch words are the most important words for first graders to read instantly and spell easily. We also have the complete Dolch Word list for preprimer through 3rd grade levels.
1st grade spelling word list - 200 spelling words of all types for your first grader to learn: short vowels, long vowels, sight words and more. three pairs of bare feet

First grade spelling words: Short vowels - 100 Words with short vowel sounds, arranged in word famiies.

Grade 1 Spelling words: Long vowels - 60 simple words with long vowel sounds, arranged in word families


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