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Second Grade Vocabulary Worksheets

Vocabulary and word usage worksheets for grade 2

Use these worksheets to improve vocabulary and word usage and introduce compound words, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, homophones and prefixes/suffixes.

The meanings of words

Words and their meanings: identify the meaning of a word from a sentence

Definitions: identify the best definition of a word

Meaningful sentences: combine phrases to make meaningful sentences

Context clues: use context clues to understand unknown words

Shades of meaning: identify groups of words with similar meanings

Sentences and paragraphs

Sentences: select vocabulary words to complete sentences

Paragraphs: select vocabulary words to complete paragraphs

Homonyms, homophones and word usage

Multiple meaning words: write sentences for each definition of a word

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

There is or there are?:  use there is or there are in sentences

Word practice

Vocabulary cards: match words to pictures, organized by subject

Word search: search for and circle the hidden words

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

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

Crossword puzzles: traditional crossword with grade 2 vocabulary words

Affixes and compound words

Prefixes: segment words into a prefix and a root word

Using prefixes: select the correct prefix to complete each sentence

Suffixes: segment words into a suffix and root word

Using suffixes: choose the correct suffix to complete each sentence

Compound words: match words to form compound words

Write compound words: write compound words from picture clues

Synonyms and antonyms

Synonyms: write the grade 3 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


Circle the word that comes first in alphabetical order

Write 10 words in alphabetical order

Sample grade 2 vocabulary worksheet

Sample grade 2 vocabulary worksheet

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