Elementary School Vocabulary Words

The page offers online resources to build vocabulary for kids from kindergarten to grade 5, including popular sight word lists like Dolch and Fry, spelling, and academic vocabularies based on some school districts. Besides, we have developed lots of interactive and printable exercises by grade, which help tutors and parents get the right materials for kids' learning.

 Hot Vocabulary Lists for Kids
Dolch Sight Words List Enter
Full Dolch sight words list grouped by grades (kindergarten: Pre-Primer and Primer; elementary school: 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade); each word has an online flashcard, sample sentences or phrases, and various printable worksheets.
Dolch words
Fry Sight Words List Enter
Fry sight words list is widely used by elementary school teachers and parents to develop children's vocabulary skills; here you can get words grouped by grades as well as thousands of printable worksheets for Fry words practice and assessment.
Fry words
Spelling of Numerals Enter
Kids may know 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th, but they possibly confuse how to spell these words by formal English. The web app provides common cardinal and ordinal numerals spelling exercises and answers, interactively corrects inputting, and helps to spell cardinal and ordinal in the right way.
Number Spelling words

 Get Word List by Grade
For students in elementary school (5th grade and under), learning vocabulary is a tough task. In general, their new words are in three groups:

  • Sight words: using them by instinct, without any think and hesitate
  • Spelling words: know them and can spell them correctly to express ideas
  • Academic words: utilized in classes for all subjects, must understand them
We organize word lists by grades at first. In each grade, you can get sight words, spelling words, and academic words. Here tutors and parents can get useful word lists for separate grades and subjects.

Actually, spelling words of 3rd grade and under are all sight words too. They cover Dolch and Fry lists. We have organized them in 4 grades and 32 lists by frequency and call them the Examword sight words.

This website isn't only a hub of word lists; it also offers study and exercise tools, such as online cards, printable cards, and printable quizzes. There are many printable worksheets and interactive webpages to help tutors and parents plan warm-ups, reviews, or quizzes.

Kids in elementary school hardly learn or exercise by themselves. Considering the nature of their language studying, interactive exercises, like online lists and cards, although they are handy, cannot replace traditional training completely.

Therefore, this website isn't designed to let kids use it alone. Instead, tutors and parents need to choose contents and exercises and guide kids' learning. We recommend taking worksheets as basic exercise methods, especially for low grades boys and girls.

Spelling Words is an important asset for elementary school students. We collect 1800 words by using frequency and divide them into 6 grades. The first 1200 words are also Sight Words. Each grade has 300 words in eight sub-lists. Words in Kindergarten and grades 1, 2, and 3 are ordered by usage frequency internally, while grades 4 and 5 are alphabetical.

Academic Words is to help students in elementary schools to study academic vocabulary. All words have been grouped from kindergarten to 5th grade; each grade consists of 4 lists: art, math, science, and social. It is an essential vocabulary for elementary academic classes. It is a must-have list for any students trying to understand teachers and share with friends in academic classes.

Quick Access Elementary School Vocabularies
Kindergarten
Sight words: Dolch:Pre-Primer Dolch:Primer
Sight words:
(By Examword)
Sight Words 1 Sight Words 2 Sight Words 3 Sight Words 4 Sight Words 5 Sight Words 6 Sight Words 7 Sight Words 8
Academic words: Arts Math Science Social
Literature Words: The Fox and the Cat The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean Fundevogel The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage Clever Gretel Doctor Knowall The Queen Bee The Elves and the Shoemaker The Fox and the Horse Old Sultan

1st Grade
Sight words: Dolch:1st Grade Fry:1st Grade
Sight words:
(By Examword)
Sight Words 1 Sight Words 2 Sight Words 3 Sight Words 4 Sight Words 5 Sight Words 6 Sight Words 7 Sight Words 8
Academic words: Arts Math Science Social
Literature Words: The Little Match Girl The Leap-frog The Bell Cat and Mouse in Partnership The Miser in the Bush Clever Hans The Twelve Huntsmen The Seven Ravens The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids Mother Holle

2nd Grade
Sight words: Dolch:2nd Grade Fry:2nd Grade
Sight words:
(By Examword)
Sight Words 1 Sight Words 2 Sight Words 3 Sight Words 4 Sight Words 5 Sight Words 6 Sight Words 7 Sight Words 8
Academic words: Arts Math Science Social
Literature Words: The Real Princess The Old House The Frog Prince Briar Rose Rapunzel The Robber Bridegroom King Grisly-Beard Little Red Cap The Sweetheart Roland

3rd Grade
Sight words: Dolch:3rd Grade Fry:3rd Grade
Sight words:
(By Examword)
Sight Words 1 Sight Words 2 Sight Words 3 Sight Words 4 Sight Words 5 Sight Words 6 Sight Words 7 Sight Words 8
Academic words: Arts Math Science Social
Literature Words: The Emperor's New Clothes The Story of a Mother The False Collar The Four Clever Brothers The white Snake The Golden Goose The Fisherman and His Wife The Little Peasant The Salad

4th Grade
Sight words: Fry:4th Grade
Spelling words: Spelling 1 Spelling 2 Spelling 3 Spelling 4 Spelling 5 Spelling 6 Spelling 7 Spelling 8
Academic words: Arts Math Science Social
Literature Words: Alice's Adventures The Fir Tree The Snow Queen The Goose Girl Snowdrop Ashputtel Lily and the Lion The Raven Tom Thumb

5th Grade
Sight words: Fry:5th Grade
Spelling words: Spelling 1 Spelling 2 Spelling 3 Spelling 4 Spelling 5 Spelling 6 Spelling 7 Spelling 8
Academic words: Arts Math Science Social
Literature Words: The Secret Garden The Elderbush The Happy Family Snow-White and Rose-Red The Water of Life Hansel and Gretel The Juniper Tree Iron Hans The Valiant Little Tailor