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Grade 1 Spelling Words

Words with Long Vowel Sounds

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Grade 1 Spelling words include words with both long and short vowel sounds, as well as nouns, verbs, color and number words, and many sight words.

This chart contains 60 relatively simple words with long vowel sounds for first grade spelling.

Chart of sixty Grade 1 Spelling Words with long vowel sounds, arranged in word families

Print this list of Grade 1 Spelling Words.

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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?

More Grade 1 Spelling Words

1st grade sight words - These 40 Dolch words are the most important words for first graders to read instantly and spell easily. We also have the complete Dolch Word list for preprimer through 3rd grade levels.
1st grade spelling word list - 200 spelling words of all types for your first grader to learn: short vowels, long vowels, sight words and more.

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First grade spelling words: Short vowels - 100 Words with short vowel sounds, arranged in word families.

1st grade spelling lists - Common nouns, verbs, colors and number words for your early learners to master

First Grade Spelling Games & Worksheets

Word Family book template

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 - short e words

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.

Picture Perfect Game - Engaging pictures on this game board, featuring long vowel words. Fun for everyone! See our entire assortment of Phonics Games & Activities.

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. 


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Think a Spell brain teaser eBook

Think-A-Spell! A fun collection of brain teasers and spelling challenges. Best for ages 10 to adult. 

AnyWord Spelling Practice eBooks

AnyWord Spelling Practice Series Worksheets, Games and Prompts that work with almost ANY spelling words!

Fun Spelling Worksheets for Grades 1-2

Fun Spelling Worksheets for Grades 1 and 2    50 All-new reproducible pages for early learners!