1st Grade Spelling Words and Activities

first grader entering schoolIf you're a teacher or parent looking for 1st grade spelling words and activities, you've come to the right place! We've compiled several lists, based on Dolch words, Fry's textbooks, and other resources.

With all these words at your fingertips, it will be easy to know what words to practice. But how should you practice these words? Our activity pages will supply you with many fresh ideas.

Spelling Word Lists

1st 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. 

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

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

1st grade spelling lists: Nouns, verbs, colors and numbers  - The "extra" words 1st graders need to begin to write.

Spelling Worksheets, Games & Activities

First grade worksheets - Practice all those words with our fun spelling worksheets! Try ours and get ideas for making more reproducibles of your own.

First grade phonics worksheets - Five fun pages for short vowel words. Students match pictures to words, finish spelling words, and more.

first grade worksheet with short o words

1st grade spelling - Small group activities - Simple ideas to practice those weekly spelling words: Roll 'N Write, Memory Check, and Pass It Around. Keep practice time interesting!

Phonics Activities - See this wide assortment of fun phonics practice. You'll find games, worksheets, flashcards, and other worthwhile classroom activities.

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Sight Word Lists - Crucial words for your early learner to master. This is a directory to all the lists of sight words here at Spelling Words Well. Find links to Dolch sight words sorted by grade levels as well as links to activities to practice them!

first grade spelling crossword

First grade spelling puzzles - Students will love solving these puzzles using 1st grade spelling words!

 A Fun Day: 1st grade reading and spelling activity - Give your students reading, writing and spelling practice with this individualized story. 

My New Job: Another reading and spelling worksheet for your students to individualize. What a fun way to gain language skills!

Be sure to check out our collection of
Fun Spelling Worksheets for grades 1 and 2. You'll find lots of all-new pages, not on the website, to help boost your first grader's spelling and phonics skills!

First grade learning activities - Learning to spell was never so much fun! No paper and pencil required for these simple ways to sound out words and practice spelling around the house or at school.

ladybug holding up a logFree Preschool Games & Activities- Many of these fun activities are adaptable for first graders. Try some!

Spelling Word Games  - Check out more games for early learners! We have lots of spelling games for all ages.

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