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Grade 1 Spelling Words

Here’s a free printable list of 1st grade spelling words.

There are 32 weekly spelling lists with 10 first grade words per list.

About These 1st Grade Spelling Words

First graders will learn to spell 320 words throughout the year.

These first grade spelling lists include 174 FRY words (the first 100 plus 74 others). And 138 of the words are Dolch sight words.

A grade 1 spelling words pdf. This first grade spelling list covers 320 words and includes 174 FRY words.

Most of the weekly spelling lists are based on word families. This makes it easier to progressively teach kids the phonics and sounds they need to know to learn how to spell these 1st grade spelling words.

All these elementary spellings lists are secular.

How to Teach Grade 1 Spelling

A typical school year has 36 weeks.

The grade 1 spelling words are divided into 32 weeks.

The first 4 Weeks

Before jumping into learning to spell, kids need to begin to build a foundation in phonics. Spend the first 4 weeks focusing on:

The Next 32 Weeks

You can download the master spelling list for grade one at the bottom of this page. It’s free to download and print.

Online Option

You can also view the words online at the links below. The links include the phonics skills to teach kids weekly. There is also a free printable weekly word shapes puzzle to go along with the weekly words:

Spelling Workbook

There’s also a printable 204 page spelling workbook to help kids learn these words. It has:

  • the grade 1 spelling words
  • word shape puzzles
  • phonics worksheets
  • sentence dictation
  • vocabulary
  • handwriting
  • and more

It makes it really easy to teach your 1st grader spelling.

Printable grade 1 weekly spelling words with 32 weekly spelling lists. There are 10 spelling words per week.

Free Printable 1st Grade Spelling Words

The free printable pdf of the 32 weekly spelling lists for first grade can be downloaded here.

It will also be sent to your email.

More Spelling Lists by Grade

Here are the spelling words for future grades:

The spelling lists for grades 2 – 6 are all theme based. No more boring lists of random words to learn.


Wednesday 3rd of May 2023



Thursday 16th of March 2023

Hi, I'm trying to find the link to download all 32 weeks and the spelling puzzles, but I can't seem to figure out how to get them. There's no link to click.

Rony seraphin

Sunday 26th of February 2023

Congratulations for your time and interest to help all people to reach their goal.


Monday 6th of February 2023

There is no download link for the 1st grade spelling list. Am I missing something?

Lindsie Dick

Thursday 12th of January 2023