Vocabulary Building : First Grade English Language Arts Worksheets

This page contains all our printable worksheets in section Vocabulary Building of First Grade English Language Arts. As you scroll down, you will see many worksheets for synonyms, antonyms, and homophones, sight word list and flash cards, trace and write the sight words, short vowel spelling words, long vowel spelling words, homonyms and compound words, sorting words by family, irregular spelling words, abc order, meaning from context clues, root words and inflectional forms, sort words into/by categories, words in real life, shades of meaning - verbs/adjectives, and more.

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Sight Word List and Flash Cards

Worksheet: First Grade

Dolch Sight Words (1st Grade List)


This first grade sight word list contains 39 most commonly used sight words.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Sight Word List and Flash Cards



Set of 20 pre-primer sight words flashcards. Learn to read and recognize the sight words in the sentences.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Sight Word List and Flash Cards


Worksheet: First Grade

Dolch Sight words : Flashcards


This set contains three sight words: "giving, were, put."

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Sight Word List and Flash Cards


Worksheet: First Grade

Dolch Sight words : Flashcards


This set contains six sight words: "take, may, let, old, had, of."

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Sight Word List and Flash Cards


Worksheet: First Grade

Dolch Sight words : Flashcards


This set contains six sight words: "stop, after, by, know, walk, every."

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Sight Word List and Flash Cards


Worksheet: First Grade

Dolch Sight words : Flashcards


This set contains six sight words: "give, where, again, thank, his, just."

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Sight Word List and Flash Cards


Worksheet: First Grade

Dolch Sight words : Flashcards


This set contains six sight words: "her, has, some, when, an, over."

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Sight Word List and Flash Cards


Worksheet: First Grade

Dolch Sight words : Flashcards


This set contains six sight words: "fly, think, from, once, round, them."

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Sight Word List and Flash Cards


Worksheet: First Grade

Dolch Sight words : Flashcards


Cut between the dotted lines to make six different flashcards. For best results, introduce only 3-4 flashcards at a time.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Sight Word List and Flash Cards



This set ( # 2 ) contains 19 pre - primer sight words flashcards along with the instructions.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Sight Word List and Flash Cards


Trace and Write the Sight Words

Trace the sight words in the box. Then use the sight words to complete the given sentences.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Trace and Write the Sight Words



Trace the sight words in the box. Then use the sight words to complete the given sentences.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Trace and Write the Sight Words



Trace the sight words in the box. Then use the sight words to complete the given sentences.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Trace and Write the Sight Words



Trace the sight words in the box. Then use the sight words to complete the given sentences.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Trace and Write the Sight Words



Trace the sight words in the box. Then use the sight words to complete the given sentences.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Trace and Write the Sight Words



Trace the sight words in the box. Then use the sight words to complete the given sentences.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Trace and Write the Sight Words



Trace the sight words in the box. Then use the sight words to complete the given sentences.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Trace and Write the Sight Words



Trace the sight words in the box. Then use the sight words to complete the given sentences.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Trace and Write the Sight Words


Short Vowel Spelling Words

Worksheet: First Grade

Short Vowel Spelling List


This spelling list contains the words that has short vowel sound.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Short Vowel Spelling Words



Unscramble the spelling words.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Short Vowel Spelling Words



Unscramble the spelling words.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Short Vowel Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Short o Spelling Words


Learn and Practice words with short o vowel sound.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Short Vowel Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Short o Spelling Words


Write each spelling word two times and the third time without looking at the spelling of the word.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Short Vowel Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Short o Spelling Words


Write each spelling word two times and the third time without looking at the spelling of the word.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Short Vowel Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Short o Spelling Words


Write each spelling word two times and the third time without looking at the spelling of the word.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Short Vowel Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Short i Spelling Words


Cut and glue the spelling words in ABC order.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Short Vowel Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Short i Spelling Words


Cut and glue the spelling words in ABC order.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Short Vowel Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Short i Spelling Words


Cut and glue the spelling words in ABC order.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Short Vowel Spelling Words



Write, then trace the spelling words using three different crayons/colored pencils. Write a sentence using any spelling word of your choice.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Short Vowel Spelling Words



Write the spelling words on the lines. Then trace the words using three different colored crayons.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Short Vowel Spelling Words



Write the spelling words on the lines. Then trace the words using three different colored crayons.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Short Vowel Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Short a Spelling Words


Learn and practice short a vowel sound spelling words.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Short Vowel Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Short a Spelling Words


Find short a spelling words in the word search box. Then write a sentence using any spelling word of your choice.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Short Vowel Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Short a Spelling Words


Search the spelling words in the word search box. Then write a sentence using any spelling word of your choice.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Short Vowel Spelling Words



Unscramble the spelling words.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Short Vowel Spelling Words


Long Vowel Spelling Words

Worksheet: First Grade

Long vowel Spelling List


This spelling list contains words with long vowel sound.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Long Vowel Spelling Words



Practice writing each spelling word two times.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Long Vowel Spelling Words



Practice writing each spelling word two times.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Long Vowel Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Long Vowel o Spelling Words


Find the spelling words in the word search box.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Long Vowel Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Long Vowel o Spelling Words


Find the spelling words in the word search box.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Long Vowel Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Long Vowel o Spelling Words


Find the spelling words in the word search box.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Long Vowel Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Long Vowel i (i_e) Spelling Words


Complete each spelling word by filling in the blanks. Then write the word two more times.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Long Vowel Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Long Vowel i (i_e) Spelling Words


Complete each spelling word by filling in the blanks. Then write the word two more times.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Long Vowel Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Long Vowel i (i_e) Spelling Words


Complete each spelling word by filling in the blanks. Then write the word two more times.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Long Vowel Spelling Words



Practice writing the words with long vowel e sound.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Long Vowel Spelling Words



Write each spelling word on the lines below. Then trace the word using 3 different crayons/colored pencils.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Long Vowel Spelling Words



Write each spelling word on the lines below. Then trace the word using 3 different crayons/colored pencils.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Long Vowel Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Long Vowel a (a_e) Spelling Words


Write each spelling word two times and the third time without looking at the spelling of the word. Then write a sentence using any spelling word from the list.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Long Vowel Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Long Vowel a (a_e) Spelling Words


Write each spelling word two times and the third time without looking at the spelling of the word.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Long Vowel Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Long Vowel a (a_e) Spelling Words


Write each spelling word two times and the third time without looking at the spelling of the word.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Long Vowel Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Long Vowel a (a_e) Spelling Words


Write each spelling word two times and the third time without looking at the spelling of the word.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Long Vowel Spelling Words



Practice writing each spelling word two times.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Long Vowel Spelling Words


Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homophones

Worksheet: First Grade

Synonyms


Find and write the synonyms that describe each picture.

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Worksheet: First Grade

Homophones


Underline the two words in each sentence that sound the same, but are spelled differently.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homophones


Worksheet: First Grade

Homophones


Choose the correct word that describes the picture.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homophones


Worksheet: First Grade

Antonyms


Find the two words that are opposites. Cut out the balloon basket and glue it on the proper balloon.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homophones


Worksheet: First Grade

Opposites (Antonyms)


Draw a iine to connect the words that are opposites.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homophones


Worksheet: First Grade

Opposites (Antonyms)


Draw a line to connect the words that are opposites.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homophones


Worksheet: First Grade

Antonyms


Draw a line to match the opposite words.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homophones


Worksheet: First Grade

Similarities : Synonyms


Read the story. Write a word on the line that means almost the same thing as the word under the line.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homophones


Worksheet: First Grade

Synonyms


Find a synonym for each word on the ladybug. Cut and glue each ladybug on its matching leaf.

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Worksheet: First Grade

Antonyms


Identify the correct antonym in this worksheet.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homophones


Homonyms and Compound Words

Worksheet: First Grade

Compound Words


Write the compound words using the words from the word bank.

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Worksheet: First Grade

Compound Words


Practice making compound words.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Homonyms and Compound Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Compound Words


Choose and write the correct compound word to complete each sentence.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Homonyms and Compound Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Compound Words


Cut and glue the pictures with words in the boxes. Put two words together to make a compound word.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Homonyms and Compound Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Compound Words


Let's play a game! Students will take turns to make a compound word.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Homonyms and Compound Words


Irregular Spelling Words

This worksheet contains a list of words that cannot be easily sounded out. These words must be taught and mastered as sight words.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Irregular Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Spell it Right


Circle the correct spelling of the word in each pair. Now use the correct spelling of the words to complete the sentences.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Irregular Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Find it and Graph it


Find and circle the words using different colors. Then fill out the graph by coloring one box for each word that you have found.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Irregular Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Find it and Graph it


Students will find the irregular spelled words in the box and color the graph accordingly.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Irregular Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Graph it


Find and circle the words using different colors. Then fill out the graph by coloring one box for each word that you have found. Then write the number of times each word has appeared.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Irregular Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Irregular Spelling Words


Unscramble the irregular spelled words. Write two sentences using any two words from the word bank. Circle the word.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Irregular Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Irregular Spelling Words


Use the word bank to unscramble the words. Write two sentences using any two words from the word bank. Circle the word.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Irregular Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

School Time


Use words from the word bank to complete the sentences.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Irregular Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Words With Silent ‘H’


Write ‘H’ in the blank space to complete each word. Write the completed words on the lines. Then write two more words with silent "H" sound.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Irregular Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Awesome Animals


Recognize and circle the correct spellings. Write the correct spellings in the blanks to complete the sentences.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Irregular Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Irregular Words


Recognize the correct spelling of the words. Then use the correct spelling of the words to complete the sentences.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Irregular Spelling Words


Worksheet: First Grade

Spell it Right


Recognize the correct spellings of the irregular spelled words.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Irregular Spelling Words


Sort Words into/by Categories

Worksheet: First Grade

Wild and Farm Animals


Cut, sort, and glue the words under the correct category.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Sort Words into/by Categories


Worksheet: First Grade

Five Senses


Cut, sort, and glue the words under the correct category.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Sort Words into/by Categories


Worksheet: First Grade

Who’s Hungry?


Cut, sort, and glue the words under the correct category.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Sort Words into/by Categories


Worksheet: First Grade

School or Home?


Cut, sort, and glue the words under the correct category.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Sort Words into/by Categories


Worksheet: First Grade

Categorize and Classify


Read the words in the box. Sort them into the groups (toys, clothing, breakfast), then write them in the space provided.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Sort Words into/by Categories


Worksheet: First Grade

Sort it Out


Read the words in the box. Sort them into the groups (school supplies, colors, vegetables), then write them in the space provided.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Sort Words into/by Categories


Worksheet: First Grade

What’s the Use?


Draw a line to match each item with what it is used for.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Sort Words into/by Categories


Worksheet: First Grade

Community Helpers


The names of the community helpers are written on each of the cards. Write at least two attributes that would help differentiate him or her from someone else. The first one has been done for you as an example.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Sort Words into/by Categories


Worksheet: First Grade

Which Category?


Categorize the words written in a word bank. Write each word under the correct category. Then write two sentences about that word. The first one has been done for you as an example.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Sort Words into/by Categories


Root Words and Inflectional Forms

Worksheet: First Grade

Inflectional Endings


Read each action word. Create new words by adding the different endings to the base words.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Root Words and Inflectional Forms


Worksheet: First Grade

Root Words and Inflectional Endings


Learn & practice identifying common root words and inflectional endings.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Root Words and Inflectional Forms



Cut, sort, and glue the word cards by their inflectional ending.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Root Words and Inflectional Forms


Worksheet: First Grade

-Ing Ending


Follow the rules to change the root words by add -ing to the root words.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Root Words and Inflectional Forms


Worksheet: First Grade

-Ed Ending


Follow the spelling rules and add -ed to the root words.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Root Words and Inflectional Forms


Worksheet: First Grade

Adding Inflectional Endings


Add the inflectional ending to each root word. Be sure to look at the pattern and spelling of the root word to determine what changes might be needed.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Root Words and Inflectional Forms


Worksheet: First Grade

Inflectional Ending - “ed”


Learn and practice three ways to pronounce the final -ed in a word.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Root Words and Inflectional Forms


Worksheet: First Grade

Magic Time!


Add “-ed” or “-ing” to the base words. Write each new word on the lines provided.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Root Words and Inflectional Forms


Worksheet: First Grade

Rainbow Colors


Add “-ed” , “-ing”, or “-s/-es” to the base words. Write each new word on the lines provided.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Root Words and Inflectional Forms


Words in Real Life

Worksheet: First Grade

How Do You Feel?


Look at each picture in the box. Then, choose a feeling word from the word bank to describe how would you feel in such a situation. Describe the activity on the lines using that word in your sentence.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Words in Real Life


Worksheet: First Grade

Activity Time!


Look at each picture in the box. Then, choose a feeling word from the word bank to describe how would you feel in such a situation. Describe the activity on the lines using that word in your sentence.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Words in Real Life


Worksheet: First Grade

Hello Kitty!


Look at the pictures of the kittens. Match each picture to what their owners might say about their kitten’s behavior. Write the underlined word on the lines and another word from the word bank with almost the same meaning.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Words in Real Life


Worksheet: First Grade

Taste Buds


Cut out the pictures at the bottom of the page. Glue them under the adjectives that best describes how the food would taste.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Words in Real Life


Worksheet: First Grade

Book Genre


Cut out the pictures at the bottom of the page. Glue them under the adjectives that best describes the genre of the book.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Words in Real Life


Meaning from Context Clues

Worksheet: First Grade

Down on the Barn


Replace each underlined word in a sentence. Use the words from the word bank.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Meaning from Context Clues


Worksheet: First Grade

In the Classroom


Circle the word in the box that best completes each sentence.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Meaning from Context Clues


Worksheet: First Grade

Let’s Go to the Zoo!


Circle the word in the box that best completes each sentence. The word choices here are quite hilarious!

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Meaning from Context Clues


Worksheet: First Grade

Beach Picnic


It's an ideal day to go to the beach.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Meaning from Context Clues


Worksheet: First Grade

Halloween party


Circle the word in the parenthesis () that best completes each sentence.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Meaning from Context Clues


Worksheet: First Grade

Birthday Party


Circle the word in the parenthesis () that best completes each sentence.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Meaning from Context Clues


Shades of Meaning - Verbs/Adjectives

Worksheet: First Grade

A Hungry Little Bug


Bella Bug only eats leaves with the strongest and most intense word written on them. Can you help the little one find the leaves with the strongest and most intense words? Circle the leaf with the most powerful word in each row.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Shades of Meaning - Verbs/Adjectives


Worksheet: First Grade

Acorns Everywhere


Shawna Squirrel only eats acorns with the strongest and most intense word written on them. Can you help her find the acorns with the strongest and most intense words? Color the acorns with the most powerful word in each row.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Shades of Meaning - Verbs/Adjectives


Worksheet: First Grade

Shades of Meaning


Each word has two shades of meaning. Find the words in a word bank and write it on the lines next to the word.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Shades of Meaning - Verbs/Adjectives


Worksheet: First Grade

Adjectives : Shades of Meaning


Each word has two shades of meaning. Find the words in a word bank and write it on the lines next to the word.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Shades of Meaning - Verbs/Adjectives


Worksheet: First Grade

Intense Words


Read the pair of words written on the cards. Use the strongest or more intense word in the blanks to complete the sentences.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     Shades of Meaning - Verbs/Adjectives


ABC Order

Worksheet: First Grade

ABC Order


Circle the first letter of each word shown in the pair. Write those words in ABC order.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     ABC Order


Worksheet: First Grade

ABC Order


Circle the word in each box that comes first in ABC order.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     ABC Order


Worksheet: First Grade

ABC Order


Cut and glue the pictures in ABC order on the grocery shopping list.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     ABC Order


Worksheet: First Grade

Sequencing : ABC Order


Write numbers 1,2,3 to put each group of words in correct ABC order.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     ABC Order


Worksheet: First Grade

ABC Order


Write the names of the animals in correct ABC order.

Category:  Vocabulary Building     ABC Order