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1st Grade Spelling Words and Activities

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If 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.

Lists of 1st Grade Spelling Words

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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. 

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.

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

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

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

First grade vocabulary words

First Grade Vocabulary Words  1st graders will enjoy this great list of 100 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!   

Spelling Worksheets, Games & Activities

1st grade writing prompts

1st grade writing prompts - Set 1 - 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.

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First Grade Writing Prompts  Set #2 - What would the cow see if he jumped over the moon? Where will the treasure map lead you? What part of the day do you like best? Find nine more similar writing prompts. 

What’s Yours? What’s Mine? – Convey the meaning and the spelling of possessive nouns in this simple lesson. Fits CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.1b.

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

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The Tile Game - Players compete to be the first to complete their crossword of first grade spelling words  

Worksheets for 1st Grade: 2 fun spelling practice pages! Students will practice initial consonants and visual discrimination. 

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.

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

Fun Spelling Worksheets eBook

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 and second graders' spelling and phonics skills!

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

Sight Word Printables - Two super-fun worksheets provide practice with color and number words.

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.

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Free Preschool Games & Activities- Many of these fun activities are adaptable for first graders. Try some!

Phonics Worksheets - View our entire collection. You're sure to find something for the skills you need now!

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

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