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5th Grade Spelling Lists

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These 5th grade spelling lists include words from several subject areas, as well as all-around helpful words. Use the words on this page for spelling practice and quizzes, for spelling exercises and language activities. Don't miss the links to more spelling lists at the bottom of the page!


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5th Grade Spelling Lists - Math

Here are vocabulary words from several 5th grade math programs. How many do your fifth graders know?

  1. acute
  2. addend
  3. algebra
  4. angle
  5. associative
  6. average
  7. axis
  8. billion
  9. calculation
  10. capacity
  11. centimeter
  12. circumference
  13. comparison
  14. composite
  15. congruent
  16. coordinate
  17. corresponding
  18. cylinder
  19. data
  20. decagon
  21. decimal
  22. degrees
  23. denominator
  24. diagram
  25. diameter
  26. difference
  27. distributive
  28. dividend
  29. divisible
  30. divisibility
  1. elapsed
  2. equilateral
  3. equivalent
  4. estimation
  5. exponent
  6. expression
  7. factors
  8. factorization
  9. fraction
  10. frequency
  11. function
  12. geometry
  13. hexagon
  14. horizontal
  15. hundredths
  16. identity
  17. improper
  18. interpreting
  19. intersection
  20. irregular
  21. isosceles
  22. kilogram
  23. kilometer
  24. liter
  25. length
  26. measurement
  27. median
  28. metric
  29. milligram
  30. milliliter
  1. millimeter
  2. multiplication
  3. multiplying
  4. numerator
  5. obtuse
  6. octagon
  7. parallel
  8. parallelogram
  9. pentagon
  10. perimeter
  11. perpendicular
  12. polygon
  13. prism
  14. probability
  15. pyramid
  16. quadrilateral
  17. quotient
  18. rectangular
  19. rhombus
  20. sequence
  21. simplifying
  22. sphere
  23. symmetry
  24. temperature
  25. thousandths
  26. trapezoid
  27. triangular
  28. vertex
  29. vertical
  30. weight

Globe

5th Grade Spelling Lists - Social Studies

  1. agriculture
  2. amendment
  3. archaeologist
  4. architecture
  5. atomic energy
  6. aviation
  7. bicentennial
  8. blockade
  9. boundary
  10. boycott
  11. canal
  12. canyon
  13. capital
  14. cartographer
  15. causeway
  16. citizen
  17. civilization
  18. colony
  19. commerce
  20. constitution
  21. continent
  22. culture
  23. democracy
  24. descendant
  25. desert
  26. diplomat
  27. earthquake
  28. elevation
  29. executive
  30. expedition
  1. export
  2. federal
  3. foreign
  4. geologist
  5. glacier
  6. gulf
  7. harbor
  8. hemisphere
  9. historian
  10. immigrant
  11. import
  12. inauguration
  13. independence
  14. inflation
  15. irrigate
  16. isthmus
  17. landlocked
  18. latitude
  19. league
  20. longitude
  21. maritime
  22. megalopolis
  23. metropolitan
  24. migratory
  25. monopoly
  26. mountain
  27. naturalize
  28. nuclear
  29. oasis
  30. ocean
  1. parliament
  2. patriot
  3. peninsula
  4. petroleum
  5. pioneer
  6. plateau
  7. population
  8. poverty
  9. proclamation
  10. province
  11. quarry
  12. ratify
  13. referendum
  14. refugee
  15. representative
  16. republic
  17. sanitation
  18. savanna
  19. secede
  20. subsistence
  21. survey
  22. synthetic
  23. telegraph
  24. tenement
  25. terraces
  26. transcontinental
  27. tundra
  28. union
  29. urban
  30. zoning
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5th Grade Science Words

  1. adaptation
  2. anemometer
  3. atmosphere
  4. barometer
  5. behavior
  6. carbon dioxide
  7. climate
  8. cocoon
  9. condense
  10. cumulus
  11. current
  12. environment
  13. erosion
  14. eruption
  15. evaporate
  16. fertilization
  17. forecast
  18. forest
  19. friction
  20. fulcrum
  1. germinate
  2. glacier
  3. gravity
  4. habitat
  5. hibernate
  6. hurricane
  7. instinct
  8. kinetic
  9. lightning
  10. magma
  11. mammal
  12. marsupial
  13. metamorphosis
  14. meteorologist
  15. niche
  16. organism
  17. oxygen
  18. plankton
  19. plateau
  20. pollination
  1. potential
  2. precipitation
  3. predator
  4. pulley
  5. reforestation
  6. response
  7. satellite
  8. seddling
  9. society
  10. stimulus
  11. status
  12. temperature
  13. thunder
  14. tormadoes
  15. tremor
  16. tundra
  17. volcanoes
  18. water vapor
  19. weather
  20. wetland

More Fifth Grade Spelling Lists

If the words above aren't quite enough, please look at these popular word lists here at Spelling-Words-Well.

5th grade spelling words - A gigantic list of 300 words typically included in fifth grade spelling programs. Use these for making your own spelling word games, worksheets or extra oral practice. Here's a peek at a few of the words.

5th grade spelling bee words - A list of 100 words, arranged from easiest to most challenging. A good "short list" for your fifth graders to use and practice. Most of these words also appear on our master list of 300 words.



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