First Grade Vocabulary Worksheets

Vocabulary and word usage worksheets for grade 1

Use these worksheets to practice and improve vocabulary and word usage. These vocabulary exercises are at a grade 1 level and typically use pictures to describe the meanings of words. This section also covers suffixes, homonyms, homophones, synonyms, antonyms and alphabetizing.

The meanings of words

Match pictures to words: circle the picture that has the same meaning as its word

Match and write words: circle the correct word and write it on the line

Definitions: choose the correct definition for each word

Context clues: figure out the meaning of the words using cross sentence clues

Categorize: sort words into categories

Words in groups: cross out the wrong word


Sentences: write the correct word to complete the sentence

Match sentences to pictures: draw lines from the sentences to their pictures

Homonyms, homophones and word usage

Multiple meaning words: identify the homonyms

Homophones: write the correct sound-alike words to complete each sentence

To, too or two?

Am, is or are?

I or me?

Word lists

Word search: circle the hidden words

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

Jumbled words: figure out the jumbled words and write them out

Missing letters: fill in the missing letter to complete each word

Picture crosswords: crosswords with picture clues for kindergarten to grade 2

Suffixes and compound words

Suffixes: underline the suffix and circle the root word

Identify suffixes: choose the correct suffix to complete the sentence

Identify the root word: write the root word and suffix

Add -ing to root words: change root words into words ending in -ing

Add -ed to root words: write ed at end of root words

Compound words: draw lines from one word to another to make compound words

Write compound words: use pictures as clues to write compound words

Synonyms and antonyms

Synonyms: match and write the words that have similar meaning

Synonym crosswords: solve these crosswords by matching synonyms

Antonyms: choose the word with the "opposite" meaning


Circle the word that comes first in alphabetical order

Write 10 words in alphabetical order

Sample grade 1 vocabulary worksheet

Sample grade 1 vocabulary worksheet

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