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Our lists of vocabulary words can be used with early learners, all the way through more advanced scholars. They are an ideal resource for ESL students.

Word lists can be used in many of the activities listed at the bottom of the page, and even in some of my open-ended eBooks. Start with any grade level, then move up or down, depending on the need of your students. 

Vocabulary Words : Listed by Grade Level

Kindergarten Vocabulary Word List from www.spelling-words-well.com

Kindergarten Vocabulary List  Here's my list of 100 fun, interesting words that all kindergartners should practice to expand their vocabularies! Categories include family, animals, feelings, shapes, foods and more.  Pizza at the playground, anyone?


First Grade Vocabulary Words from www.spelling-words-well.com

First Grade Vocabulary Words  1st graders will enjoy this great list of 100 words in 9 popular categories including sports, people, animals, the outdoors, compound words and more! Use these words to build vocabulary skills in ESL students and every other student, too!   What about desert with a dragon, or lunch with a llama?


second grade vocabulary list

Second Grade Vocabulary List  100 more words for primary students to learn and enjoy!  Challenge your 2nd grade students with more words to use in their speaking vocabularies. Soon, they will be reading and writing these words, too! Mammals and molecules in motion, oh my!


3rd grade vocabulary word list from www.spelling-words-well.com

3rd Grade Vocabulary Word List  100 words to challenge your third graders! How many do they know? How many can they use in sentences? How many can they spell? Use these words frequently to enrich and boost your third graders spoken and written language. Might you need to avoid an ambulance if you had big antlers? Find those words and more on this page!


4th Grade Vocabulary List

4th Grade Vocabulary List - 100 words to help teach your students math, science, social studies and more! You'll find ten words in each of ten categories to interest your kids/students. From earthworms to equations, this list is packed with fascinating words to help expand your child's vocabulary!


5th grade vocabulary list from www.spelling-words-well.com

5th Grade Vocabulary List - 100 words in ten categories to engage your students in topics such as sports, adjectives, people, places, social studies, fruits and more! How about a game of hilarious racquetball on a tundra with a cartographer



Vocabulary Activities

Fill In the Family - vocab worksheets for 2nd grade

Word family 1st grade worksheets  Worksheet and booklet templates so your 1st graders can practice any word family anytime!

Fill-In the Family  Kids identify words in the same word family within a sentence, then add another word from the same family to complete the sentence. Great way to practice reading comprehension, vocabulary and spelling! Grades 1-2.

Kids Printable Crossword Puzzles - A words

Starts with A  How many A words do you know? Probably more than you think! This kids crossword puzzle contains eighteen familiar A words. Grades 2-4.

Check out all the kids printable crossword puzzles on my other website for more fun vocabulary practice!

Double Z Words  Will you be dazzled by this challenging kids' crossword puzzle? You'll need to find 15  ZZ words that fit the definitions.  Hint: I've just given you two of the answers! Grades 2-5.

A Snowy Situation - Give students valuable spelling AND vocabulary practice with this engaging 5th grade worksheet. 

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Assembly Job - Reassemble the parts of 12 (mostly) familiar words. Great worksheet for vocabulary and spelling practice!  Great 6th grade vocabulary worksheet!

7th Grade Vocabulary and Spelling Boosters  As a teacher or a parent, you always want to keep looking for interesting ways to challenge students who are performing all levels of difficulty.  This page is filled with tips for success!

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8th Grade Vocabulary and Spelling Practice  Here's a simple idea that you can use all year long! It works well in the classroom and at home.

9th Grade Vocabulary and Spelling Activities  Here's a simple idea for boosting 9th grade vocabulary and spelling skills that you can use anytime throughout the year, with any words. Your students can even help create the 9th grade vocabulary assignments!

I have a wide assortment of writing prompts for kids of all ages. Kids can use the vocabulary words on the lists above to respond to some very entertaining prompts! 


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Think-a-Spell eBook from www.spelling-words-well.com

Think-a-Spell eBook: 365 Brain Teasers and Spelling Challenges for Ages 10 to Adult  






AnyWord Spelling Practice eBooks

 AnyWord Spelling Practice Series Worksheets, games & prompts that work with almost ANY spelling words! 

Fun Spelling Worksheets for Grades 1-2

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