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 all pdf documents and are ready for download and printing; answer sheets are included.

Spelling exercises and word lists can be found in our spelling worksheets. Our worksheets complement our K5 Reading and K5 Spelling online programs. 

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.

Vocabulary and word usage

Use 'affector 'effect' in each sentence.

Use 'advice' or 'advise' in each sentence.

Use 'than' or 'then' in each sentence.

Word lists for grade 5

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.

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, Antonyms, Homographs

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

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

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


You'll find grade 5 spelling word lists and exercises in our 5th grade spelling worksheets.

grade 5 vocabulary worksheet

Sample grade 5 vocabulary worksheet

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