This chart contains 60 relatively simple words with long vowel sounds for first grade spelling.
Not all first graders will master all of these words. But when spelling words are presented in the word families as shown, most students are able to learn a lot of words quickly.
Be on the lookout for more long vowel word families to add to this list. Keep a word wall with the latest additions. Then use all these words in classroom activities.
For example, ask students to copy sentences like these, completing each one with a different long-vowel word.
1) I really ____ I can meet your family soon. (hope)
2) Can we play the same ____ we played yesterday? (game)
3) I like to ride my ____. (bike)
Did you notice how I worked in a lot of long-vowel words in just these three sentences?
Word family 1st grade worksheets - Worksheet and booklet templates so your 1st graders can practice spelling any word family anytime! Complete instruction included when you follow the link.
See our entire collection of first grade worksheets for lots of good spelling practice.
First grade phonics worksheets - 5 free first grade worksheets provide practice Students get lots of printing practice with easy words.
Homework worksheets - 2 pages that are especially simple to do at home. String the letters to complete sight words, or find the hidden color words and write them correctly inside the crayons.
Roll It! - Easy-to-make spelling word games. Roll the consonants around the tube to spell new words. Great at home or at school.
Hands Up and Hop to It!- These simple, fun games will get your kids' attention, and keep it.