Grade Level Spelling Words

Grade Level Word Lists

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VocabularySpellingCity provides free K-12 grade level spelling words and vocabulary lists. Fun, engaging word study instruction is a major part of the Common Core State Standards; VocabularySpellingCity’s grade level spelling lists support literature, content area vocabulary, and informational text in the CCSS, as well as providing content and ideas for writing lesson plans. Word lists can be paired with VocabularySpellingCity’s interactive learning games and printable worksheets to ensure student mastery in spelling and vocabulary.

VocabularySpellingCity’s word lists are created for teachers of all grade levels and subject areas. In addition, they help to enrich and remediate students. The K-12 word lists include popular literacy and reading programs, like Journeys; spelling based on Fountas and Pinnell’s latest research, Dolch and Fry sight words along with Fountas and Pinnell recommended high frequency words; vocabulary, like homonyms and homophones; and content specific vocabulary, like literature, math, science, and social studies. Teachers of grades K-3 spelling can access Dolch and Fry sight words, while teachers of grades 4 and on can find increasingly complex compound words to assign to students. All grade level lesson plans must include lessons on word work, vocabulary and word study; VocabularySpellingCity makes it easy to write effective spelling and vocabulary lesson plans along with units of study. From foundational elementary spelling programs to SAT/ACT test prep, VocabularySpellingCity has the tools you need to help your students succeed.


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Grade Level Spelling Lists

The following grade level-appropriate spelling word lists and activities present a synopsis of grade level literacy standards and expected student abilities as well as grade level education standards. Since curricula and students’ abilities vary, teachers should check more than one grade level page to find suitable supplemental material. They are well-suited for lesson plans that differentiate instruction.

In addition, each page includes learning game and activity recommendations for the corresponding grade level list.

Grade Level Spelling Practice
Spelling Practice by Grade Level

Covering 9th-12th grade spelling words

Spelling Words by Grade Level