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; easier vocabulary exercises can be found in our preschool and kindergarten vocabulary section while spelling exercises are on our spelling worksheet pages.  These pdf documents are ready for download and printing; answer sheets are included.

Our worksheets complement our K5 Reading and K5 Spelling online programs.

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


Sentences: write the correct word to complete the sentence.

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

Vocabulary and word usage

Use "to", "too" or "two" in each sentence.

Use "am", "is" or "are" in each sentence.

Use "I" or "me" in each sentence.

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.


Suffixes: underline the suffix and circle the root word

Identify suffixes: choose the correct suffix to complete the sentence

Root words and word endings

Identify the root word

Add -ing to root words

Add -ed to root 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

Grade 1 Vocabulary Worksheet

Sample grade 1 vocabulary worksheet

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