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, homophones and parts of speech.  Spelling practice and word lists are found in our spelling worksheets section. 

These exercises are at a grade 2 level and complement our K5 Reading and K5 Spelling programs. A 14-day free trial is available.

The meanings of words

Words and their meanings: circle the word that has the same meaning.

Definitions: choose the word that has the same meaning as that in a sentence.

Complete sentences: draw lines from the phrases on the left to those on the right.

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

Sentences and paragraphs

Sentences: replace the word in each sentence.

Paragraphs: fill in the missing words.

Vocabulary and word usage


Compound words

Use "there is" or "there are"  in each sentence.

Word lists

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

Prefixes: underline the prefix and circle the root word

Identify prefixes: select the correct prefix to complete each sentence

Suffixes: underline the suffix and circle the root word

Identify suffixes: choose the correct suffix to complete each sentence

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:


You'll find grade 2 spelling word lists and exercises in our 2nd grade spelling worksheets.

Grade 2 Vocabulary Worksheet

Sample grade 2 vocabulary worksheet

What is K5?

K5 Learning offers reading and math worksheets, workbooks and an online reading and math program for kids in kindergarten to grade 5.  We help your children build good study habits and excel in school.