Use this 5th grade vocabulary list to enrich your students' learning, as well as their written and spoken language skills. Words appear in ten categories that students will use and refer back to frequently throughout their fifth grade year.
Here's a peek at the printable page. The full version also appears below.
Sports: racquetball, croquet, snowboarding, slalom, curling, triathlon, archery, rugby, volleyball, snorkeling
canal, canyon, isthmus, plateau, tundra, terraces, savanna, quarry, oasis,
Social Studies: constitution, amendment, republic, province, naturalize,
commerce, monopoly, longitude, latitude, atomic energy
barometer, satellite, marsupial, plankton, wetland, deforestation, pulley, instinct,
congruent, axis, coordinate, probability, simplifying, rhombus, trapezoid,
Adjectives: heroic, legible, hilarious, equivalent, significant, vertical, horizontal, hostile, scarce, edible
Verbs: chomp, accomplish, investigate, hesitate, huddle, tremble, nudge, identify, cherish, affirm
Adverbs: curiously, merrily, anxiously, punctually, awkwardly, diligently, fervently, quizzically, jubilantly, victoriously
People: archaeologist, cartographer, descendant, software engineer, diplomat, paralegal, geologist, electrician, historian, pioneer
Fruits: kiwi, mangoes,
apricot, passionfruit, nectarine, avocados, coconut, kumquat, pomegranate,
Choose from these extension activities to give your child/students extra practice using words from the 5th grade vocabulary list. Add more activities of your own.
1) Find one pair of adjectives on the list with opposite meanings. Can you find another pair of words from a different category with similar meanings? How are the word pairs alike? How are they different?
2) Research the jobs of a diplomat, a cartographer and a geologist to find out what each one does, if you don't know already. Write a few sentences about which career you would choose of these three, and why.
3) Write a sentence or two about some of these topics:
4) Work with a partner or family helper to write a one-page article about your favorite marsupial. Draw a picture to go with your article.
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5th grade lesson plans - Spelling dictation has never been so simple for teachers and parents! I've written 30 ready-to-go sentences using lots of words on the 5th grade spelling word list. Dictation lessons give students practice with listening, writing and spelling. What could be better? After you've tried my sentences, write your own sentences using some of the words on this 5th grade vocabulary list.
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First Two Letters - The first two letters to every answer in this list of brain teasers are either supplied or partially revealed. You only need to finish spelling the words. It's a challenging brain teaser activity for your fifth graders to solve on their own or with a friend.
My free worksheets provide more practice with my 5th grade vocabulary list and important grade-level spelling words. Teachers, use these pages to supplement your classroom instruction. Parents, print them out for your kids to get some fun extra practice with important word skills.
At-TEN-tion! Complete the spellings of words with the letters TEN on this fun English worksheet. This activity provides great vocabulary and spelling practice for fifth graders and other upper level students.
A Snowy Situation - Give students valuable spelling AND vocabulary practice with this engaging worksheet. Fifth graders will test their vocabulary and spelling skills as they read a fun story. They'll need to select the CORRECT word, and also its correct spelling!
Opposites Unscramble 16 words, then match each on up to an opposite that's also in the list. Fun two-part activity for extra vocab practice
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5th Grade Vocabulary List - Boost your fifth graders' spoken and written vocabularies with these 100 words, arranged in 10 engaging topics. Try the extension activities for best results!
These are lists of spelling words that you may wish to explore with your student.
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