Vocabulary Lists

You can download all of our vocabulary lists below!  :)

Here is a list of different ways to study vocabulary:

1. ABC order- Write your words in alphabetical order.
2. Rainbow Words – Write your words in three colors
3. Backwards Words- Write your words forwards, then backwards.
4. Silly sentences -Use all your words in ten sentences
5. Picture words – Draw a picture and write your words in the picture.
6. Words without Vowels – Write your words replacing all vowels with a line.
7. Words without Consonants – Same as above but replace consonants with lines.
8. Story words – Write a short story using all your words.
9. Scrambled words -Write your words, then write them again with the letters mixed up.
10. Wordsearch II -Make a wordsearch with a friend, then trade and solve.
11. Wordsearch I – Complete a word pre-made search.
12. Crossword – Complete a pre-made crossword puzzle.
13. Surround words – Write your words on graph paper and outline in colors.
14. Ransom words – Write your words by cutting out letters in a newspaper or magazine and glue them on a paper.
15. Pyramid Words – Write your words adding or subtracting one letter at a time. The result will be a pyramid shape of words.
16. Words-in-words – Write your word and then write at least 2 words made from each.
17. Delicious words – Write your words in whipped cream, peanut butter,or anything you can eat! Bring in a note from a parent!
18. Good Clean Words -Write your words in shaving cream on a counter or some other surface that can be cleaned safely.
19. Dirty Words – Write your words in mud or sand.
20. Pasta Words – Write your words by arranging alphabet pasta or Alphabits. Glue on paper or bring me a note from a parent and do on a table or counter at home.
21. Reversed words – Write your words in ABC order -backwards!
22. 3D words – Use modeling clay rolled thinly to make your words. Bring a note if done at home.
23. Create an activity – Can you think of a fun way to do your spelling activities? Try it out!
24. Puzzle words – Use a blank puzzle form. Write your words on the form, making sure that the words cross over the pieces. Then cut them out (color if you wish) and put them in a baggie with your name on it. When you and a friend have completed your puzzles, trade and put them back together.
25. Magazine words – Use an old magazine or newspaper and find your word. Cut it out and glue it on paper.
26. Cheer your words – Pretend you are a cheerleader and call out your words! (We will do this as a group activity.) Sometimes you’ll yell, sometimes you’ll whisper! If you want to do this at home with a parent, get them to send me a note that you’ve done it.
27. Sound Words – Use a tape recorder and record your words and their spelling. Then listen to your tape, checking to see that you spelled all the words correctly.
28. X Words – Write two words having one common letter so they criss-cross.
29. Other Handed – If you are right-handed, write with your left, or vice versa.
30. Choo-Choo Words – Write the entire list end-to-end as one long word, using different colors of crayon or ink for different words.
31. Silly String – With a long length of string, “write” words in cursive, using the string to shape the letters.
32. Backwriting – Using your finger, draw each letter on a partners’ back, having the partner say the word when completed.
33. Telephone Words – Translate your words into numbers from a telephone keypad.
34. Flashwriting – In a darkened room, use a flashlight to draw letters in the air.
35. Newspaper Words – Search a newspaper page from top to bottom, circling each letter of a word as you find it.
36. 30 Second Words – Write a TV commercial using all the words from your list.
37. Popsicles – Make words using popsicle sticks.
38. Secret Agent Words – Number the alphabet from 1 to 26, then convert your words to a number code.
39. Etch-A-Word – Use an Etch-A-Sketch to write your words.
40. Morse Code – Convert your words to Morse Code


Jennifer Paulsen,
Mar 4, 2016, 2:08 PM