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1st Grade Spelling Word List

1st grade spelling word list, written on a desk

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.    

1st Grade Spelling Word List

Printable 1st grade word list

a

are

bag

bed

bike

bone

bun

can

cone

did

drive

find

for

funny

green

he

his

hot

in

job

let

log

map

mop

nest

on

pay

plan

red

rule

saw

sit

some

tag

that

this

top

up

were

win

all

as

bake

bee

bill

box

bus

cap

cub

dig

dry

first

four

game

had

hen

hit

how

into

jump

lid

lot

may

more

no

one

pen

play

ride

run

say

six

spot

tap

the

three

tree

was

what

with

am

at

band

bell

bit

boy

but

car

cut

dip

eat

fit

frog

get

hand

her

hog

hug

is

kid

like

make

meet

my

nose

or

pet

pop

rip

sad

see

sleep

stone

tell

then

time

try

water

when

yellow

an

ate

bat

best

black

brown

by

cat

dad

do

feet

five

from

girl

has

hid

hop

I

it

land

lip

man

men

name

not

over

pig

rag

rose

sand

she

slide

stop

test

they

tip

tub

way

wig

you

and

bad

be

big

blue

bug

came

come

day

down

fill

fog

fun

go

have

hill

hope

if

jet

late

little

many

mom

need

of

part

pin

ran

rug

sat

side

so

sun

than

thin

to

two

we

will

zip

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.

More Important First Grade Spelling Words

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.

175 first grade vocabulary words - page 1

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!   


1st Grade Spelling Games & Worksheets

big green tree

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!

phonemic awareness game - Letter Lane

Letter Lane - 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?

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. Practice the words in our 1st grade spelling word list in lots of different ways!

Sight Word Bingo on Word-Game-World

Why not try a game of Sight Word Bingo from my other website? Give early readers opportunities to identify some basic sight words, some of which are on the spelling list above. 

1st grade writing prompts

 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.

Why Use Spelling Games & Worksheets with Early Learners?

 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. 

Word Puzzles

Toy truck

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!

Author Ann Richmond Fisher

Ann Richmond Fisher is a longtime published educational writer, a former classroom teacher and a former homeschool teacher. Ann's spelling bee resources, graded spelling word lists, spelling games, worksheets, and other language arts resources have become respected around the globe since she launched Spelling-Words-Well in 2010.

Ann is also the creator of www.word-game-world.com.

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