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Fifth Grade Vocabulary Worksheets

Vocabulary and word usage worksheets

Vocabulary is critical to reading success. On this page we provide you with free printable vocabulary worksheets to help your child practice and improve their vocabulary and word usage. 

The meaning of words

Words and their meanings: circle the word that matches the description

Word definitions: select the best definition for each word

Match phrases: combine phrases to create meaningful sentences

Context clues: figure out new words using cross-sentence clues

Sentences and paragraphs

Sentences: select the best word for each sentence

Paragraphs: fill in the missing words

Homophones and homographs

Homophones: select the correct sound-alike word to complete each sentence

Affect or effect?

Advice or advise?

Than or then?

Homographs: complete multiple sentences with homographs

Homograph definitions: match each homograph to two definitions

Word practice

Word search: find the hidden words

Jumbled words: use the clues to unscramble the words

Crosswords: use word definitions to solve the puzzles

Link the words: match split words using word definitions as clues

Word maze: solve the clues to create a trail of words

Prefixes and suffixes

Prefixes and suffixes: prefixes and suffixes and their meanings

Find the prefix / suffix: write new words using prefixes and suffixes

Idioms, proverbs, similes, metaphors

Similes and metaphors: classify each sentence as a simile or a metaphor

Write similes and metaphors: rewrite similes as metaphors and vice versa

Proverbs and idioms: classify each sentence as a proverb or an idiom

Proverbs: complete each proverb with words from a word bank

Synonyms and antonyms

Synonyms: match grade 5 level words to their synonyms

Synonym crosswords: solve the crosswords; all clues are synonyms

Antonyms: match grade 5 level words to their antonyms

Sample grade 5 vocabulary worksheet

Sample grade 5 vocabulary worksheet

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