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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. They are arranged alphabetically in two lists of 45 words each. 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
  31. elapsed
  32. equilateral
  33. equivalent
  34. estimation
  35. exponent
  36. expression
  37. factors
  38. factorization
  39. fraction
  40. frequency
  41. function
  42. geometry
  43. hexagon
  44. horizontal
  45. hundredths
  1. identity
  2. improper
  3. interpreting
  4. intersection
  5. irregular
  6. isosceles
  7. kilogram
  8. kilometer
  9. liter
  10. length
  11. measurement
  12. median
  13. metric
  14. milligram
  15. milliliter
  16. millimeter
  17. multiplication
  18. multiplying
  19. numerator
  20. obtuse
  21. octagon
  22. parallel
  23. parallelogram
  24. pentagon
  25. perimeter
  26. perpendicular
  27. polygon
  28. prism
  29. probability
  30. pyramid
  31. quadrilateral
  32. quotient
  33. rectangular
  34. rhombus
  35. sequence
  36. simplifying
  37. sphere
  38. symmetry
  39. temperature
  40. thousandths
  41. trapezoid
  42. triangular
  43. vertex
  44. vertical
  45. 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
  31. export
  32. federal
  33. foreign
  34. geologist
  35. glacier
  36. gulf
  37. harbor
  38. hemisphere
  39. historian
  40. immigrant
  41. import
  42. inauguration
  43. independence
  44. inflation
  45. irrigate
  1. isthmus
  2. landlocked
  3. latitude
  4. league
  5. longitude
  6. maritime
  7. megalopolis
  8. metropolitan
  9. migratory
  10. monopoly
  11. mountain
  12. naturalize
  13. nuclear
  14. oasis
  15. ocean
  16. parliament
  17. patriot
  18. peninsula
  19. petroleum
  20. pioneer
  21. plateau
  22. population
  23. poverty
  24. proclamation
  25. province
  26. quarry
  27. ratify
  28. referendum
  29. refugee
  30. representative
  31. republic
  32. sanitation
  33. savanna
  34. secede
  35. subsistence
  36. survey
  37. synthetic
  38. telegraph
  39. tenement
  40. terraces
  41. transcontinental
  42. tundra
  43. union
  44. urban
  45. zoning
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5th Grade Words: Science 

  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
  21. germinate
  22. glacier
  23. gravity
  24. habitat
  25. hibernate
  26. hurricane
  27. instinct
  28. kinetic
  29. lightning
  30. magma
  1. mammal
  2. marsupial
  3. metamorphosis
  4. meteorologist
  5. niche
  6. organism
  7. oxygen
  8. plankton
  9. plateau
  10. pollination
  11. potential
  12. precipitation
  13. predator
  14. pulley
  15. reforestation
  16. response
  17. satellite
  18. seddling
  19. society
  20. stimulus
  21. status
  22. temperature
  23. thunder
  24. tormadoes
  25. tremor
  26. tundra
  27. volcanoes
  28. water vapor
  29. weather
  30. 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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