Use this list of 175 first grade vocabulary words throughout the year with students in everyday conversations and in written work. Using these words regularly helps to enrich students' vocabularies.
This mega-list is arranged in alphabetical order. Use the printable list of 175 1st grade vocabulary words for students, parents and for your own reference. Below this list you'll find 100 of the words arranged in ten meaningful categories on a second printable page.
Both lists were compiled using multiple textbooks and online resources.
As a former classroom teacher and home school teacher, here are my suggestions for using this huge word list for 1st graders:
I've chosen 100 words from the big list above and placed them into useful categories that will help kids more quickly understand their meanings. Print copies of this list so that students can keep one in their desks or at home to review at their leisure.
Here's a peek at the printable page. The full version also appears below.
Sports: soccer, basketball, baseball, fishing, swimming, racing, running, football, gym, skateboard
children, adults, president, police officer, conductor, passenger, judge,
lunch, dinner, kitchen, cocoa, cheese, peach, pear, lettuce, pickle, ice cream,
Outdoors: earth, moon,
sun, space, atmosphere, forest, desert, island
Animals: alligator, dolphin, dragon, grasshopper, hamster, ladybug, llama, octopus, ostrich, peacock, rooster, walrus, whale
Calendar: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Adjectives: cozy, different, important, hungry, serious, slippery, crazy, splendid, fragile
Action verbs: carry, change, construct, decorate, laugh, listen, jiggle, wiggle, celebrate, squirm, tiptoe, shout
Compound Words: anyone, anyway, everything, campfire, classroom, downstairs, footprint, popcorn, nothing, airport, bulldozer
Buildings: apartment, factory, cabin, barn, school, houses, theater, hospital
Of course, this is not a complete list of first grade vocabulary words! It's not too early to teach your child simple contractions. It's also good to teach and review number words.
Copy one word on a piece of lined paper. Then, ask your child to do one or more of these things:
First Grade Writing Prompts - 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. GREAT VOCAB PRACTICE!
Word family 1st grade worksheets - Worksheet and booklet templates so your 1st graders can practice any word family anytime! Some popular word families for 1st grade worksheets include: ab, ag, all, an, and, at, en, end, et, ig, ill, in, it, op, ot, ug, un, and ut. These can all be used in this flexible template.
See our entire collection of Phonics Games & Activities. You're sure to find something just right for the skills your kids need to practice!
Printable Puzzles - First grade spelling and vocabulary should always include some fun puzzles and worksheets. We all know that first graders need lots and lots of practice at mastering all kinds of words. So why not make it fun? Find a crossword and word search puzzle on this page.
Kindergarten Vocabulary Words - 175 engaging, empowering vocabulary words, in alphabetical order, that every kindergartner should be learning. Use our convenient printable page. A second list features 100 of the words in helpful categories such as shapes, feelings, community helpers and more.
First Grade Vocabulary Words - 175 great vocab words on a variety of topics for 1st grade students to learn to use in conversation, along with suggested activities. 100 words appear in meaningful categories including sports, animals, compound words and more.
Second Grade Vocabulary Words : 200 words for 2nd grade students to learn and enjoy! 100 of the words are arranged in helpful categories and are arranged on an engaging printable for your students. Challenge your second graders with more words to use in their speaking and written vocabularies.
3rd Grade Vocabulary Words - 200 words to boost your child's spoken and written language skills, arranged alphabetically! Print the complete list from the web page for best results. 100 of the words also appear in an engaging printable, arranged by helpful topics.
4th Grade Vocabulary Words - 200 4th grade vocab words to keep your students on track all year long! Half of the words are also arranged in meaningful categories to help students with word meaning.
5th Grade Vocabulary Words - Boost your fifth graders' spoken and written vocabularies with this BIG list of 200 words, arranged in alphabetical order. I've also selected 100 of these words to put into 10 engaging topics. Try the extension activities for best results!
6th Grade Vocabulary Words - Improve your students' understanding of LOTS of areas of learning by covering these 200 important words! I've included many ways to put these words into use, and I have links to other related pages, too!
7th Grade Vocabulary Words - Here are 240 challenging words to stretch your upper grade students this year! Follow all the tips and extra activities listed to get the most out of this mega list of vocabulary words!
NEW! 8th Grade Vocabulary Words - Stretch your own vocabulary as well as your students' with this challenging list of 250 words! Lots of extension activities are also included.
These are lists of sight words and spelling words that you may wish to explore with your student.