This 1st grade spelling word list is an all-purpose list, made of a combination of long vowel words, short vowel words, first grade sight words, and more -- all in one 200-word list.
Parents: Practice these words in spare moments with your child. When you see these words on packages and signs, draw her attention to them. Make flashcards to practice both reading and spelling skills.
Teachers: In addition to the parental tips above, use these words for spelling games, worksheets and other activities.
You'll find additional words for your first graders at these links:
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. Find two sets of flash cards for first grade sight words here.
First Grade Vocabulary Words 1st graders will enjoy this great list of 175 words! Find them first in alphabetical order, then secondly, see 100 of the words in 9 popular categories including sports, people, animals, the outdoors, compound words and more! Use these words to build vocabulary skills in ESL students and every other student, too!
Free Phonics Worksheets - These free 1st grade phonics worksheets will grab your students' attention and provide important practice with phonics skills.
Sight Word Games - See our entire collection for one that's exactly right for your group!
- A phomenic awareness board game that features beginning consonant
sounds for the letters b,d,f and m. No reading is necessary.
Picture This Phonic Game - We think your early learners will enjoy this activity featuring short vowel words. Which player can cover the most pictures?
- 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. Practice the words in our 1st grade spelling word list in lots of different ways!
What would you like to ask a frog? What if one of your toys came to life? What would you say to someone who is sad to make them feel better? A total of 12 age-appropriate 1st grade writing prompts.
There are at least TWO main reasons:
1) Young ones need a lot of repetition. We know that most kids need many exposures to important information before they retain it and are able to repeat it. So don't make all of that repetition be in the form of writing words over and over, or orally spelling words again and again.
2) Children respond best to fun, friendly formats. Sprinkle in some fun worksheets and many different types of games, such as the ones I've written for you here. Give positive comments, encouraging kids to stay in the game, or stay on the page even if their work is not perfect.
Let's Play! Kids can try their skills at unscrambling ten simple, well-known toys. While they're playing around with the letters, they'll get in a little bit of spelling practice, too!
Down on the Farm - A simple list of ten common sights on a farm. Let your child try to solve them alone, or work together. Great for family time or in the classroom.
Scrambled Animals Crossword - Unscramble the names of 15 well-known animals and write them correctly into the puzzle. It's more fun than a barrel of monkeys!
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