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Fifth Grade Vocabulary Worksheets

Vocabulary and word usage worksheets for grade 5

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.  These fifth grade worksheets are ready for download and printing; answer sheets are included.

The meaning of words

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

Applying meanings of words: circle the correct answer to each statement

Match phrases: complete sentences by drawing lines from phrases on the left to those on the right.

Context clues: determine the meaning of words in bold using cross-sentence clues

Sentences and paragraphs

Sentences: select the correct word for each sentence

Paragraphs: fill in the missing words

Homophones and homographs

Homophones: select the correct sound-alike word in each sentence

Affect or effect?

Advice or advise?

Than or then?

Homographs: select the correct definition of the homograph word in each sentence

Homograph definitions: draw lines from the two definitions to each homograph word

Word practice

Word search: search for and circle the hidden words

Hidden letters: print the correct letter in the space for each word

Jumbled words: figure out the jumbled words. Word clues are provided

Crosswords: use word definitions as clues to solve these puzzles

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

Word maze: beginning at the circled letter, solve the clues to create a trail of words

Prefixes and suffixes

Define the words: students are given a prefix or suffix and asked to write full words and their meanings

Dissect the words: write the meaning of each affix, root word and new word

Idioms, proverbs, similes, metaphors

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

Metaphors: explain what each metaphor means

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

Proverbs: complete each sentence with words from a word bank

Synonyms and antonyms

Synonyms: write the grade 5 word that best matches each clue

Synonym crosswords: solve these crosswords by writing down the words that match each clue

Antonyms: choose the word with the "opposite" meaning

Sample grade 5 vocabulary worksheet

Sample grade 5 vocabulary worksheet

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