1st grade spelling words

1st grade Spelling bee Words master list

Prepare for the spelling bee with our 1st grade spelling words list. Enhance your vocabulary and spelling skills with carefully selected words.


This first grade spelling word list is composed of words that are frequently used in spelling bees organized for first graders.
It is an all-purpose spelling bee word list for 1st grade students containing both long vowel words, as well as short vowel words.

You will also find first grade sight words in this spelling list. If you are looking for easier words, have a look to our list for kindergartener here.
Parents and students can engage themselves in different types of online competitions using this first grade spelling bee word list, and the Spelling Bee Ninja Training app on our website. This word list will surely help your kids and students to ace their very first spelling bee contest or event.

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1st grade Spelling Words

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Some definitions

Here are some selected definition taken from the spelling list:

ClamA bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially those that are edible; as, the long clam (Mya arenaria), the quahog or round clam (Venus mercenaria), the sea clam or hen clam (Spisula solidissima), and other species of the United States. The name is said to have been given originally to the Tridacna gigas, a huge East Indian bivalve. – Strong pinchers or forceps. – A kind of vise, usually of wood. – To clog, as with glutinous or viscous matter. – To be moist or glutinous; to stick; to adhere. – Claminess; moisture. – A crash or clangor made by ringing all the bells of a chime at once. – To produce, in bell ringing, a clam or clangor; to cause to clang.
DigTo turn up, or delve in, (earth) with a spade or a hoe; to open, loosen, or break up (the soil) with a spade, or other sharp instrument; to pierce, open, or loosen, as if with a spade. – To get by digging; as, to dig potatoes, or gold. – To hollow out, as a well; to form, as a ditch, by removing earth; to excavate; as, to dig a ditch or a well. – To thrust; to poke. – To work with a spade or other like implement; to do servile work; to delve. – To take ore from its bed, in distinction from making excavations in search of ore. – To work like a digger; to study ploddingly and laboriously. – A thrust; a punch; a poke; as, a dig in the side or the ribs. See Dig, v. t., 4. – A plodding and laborious student.
FortA strong or fortified place; usually, a small fortified place, occupied only by troops, surrounded with a ditch, rampart, and parapet, or with palisades, stockades, or other means of defense; a fortification.
GrinA snare; a gin. – To show the teeth, as a dog; to snarl. – To set the teeth together and open the lips, or to open the mouth and withdraw the lips from the teeth, so as to show them, as in laughter, scorn, or pain. – To express by grinning. – The act of closing the teeth and showing them, or of withdrawing the lips and showing the teeth; a hard, forced, or sneering smile.
NoonNo. See the Note under No. – The middle of the day; midday; the time when the sun is in the meridian; twelve o’clock in the daytime. – Hence, the highest point; culmination. – Belonging to midday; occurring at midday; meridional. – To take rest and refreshment at noon.
PondA body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and usually of less extent than a lake. – To make into a pond; to collect, as water, in a pond by damming. – To ponder.
PunchA beverage composed of wine or distilled liquor, water (or milk), sugar, and the juice of lemon, with spice or mint; — specifically named from the kind of spirit used; as rum punch, claret punch, champagne punch, etc. – The buffoon or harlequin of a puppet show. – A short, fat fellow; anything short and thick. – One of a breed of large, heavy draught horses; as, the Suffolk punch. – To thrust against; to poke; as, to punch one with the end of a stick or the elbow. – A thrust or blow. – A tool, usually of steel, variously shaped at one end for different uses, and either solid, for stamping or for perforating holes in metallic plates and other substances, or hollow and sharpedged, for cutting out blanks, as for buttons, steel pens, jewelry, and the like; a die. – An extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly. – A prop, as for the roof of a mine. – To perforate or stamp with an instrument by pressure, or a blow; as, to punch a hole; to punch ticket.
SipTo drink or imbibe in small quantities; especially, to take in with the lips in small quantities, as a liquid; as, to sip tea. – To draw into the mouth; to suck up; as, a bee sips nectar from the flowers. – To taste the liquor of; to drink out of. – To drink a small quantity; to take a fluid with the lips; to take a sip or sips of something. – The act of sipping; the taking of a liquid with the lips. – A small draught taken with the lips; a slight taste. – See Seep.
SoakTo cause or suffer to lie in a fluid till the substance has imbibed what it can contain; to macerate in water or other liquid; to steep, as for the purpose of softening or freshening; as, to soak cloth; to soak bread; to soak salt meat, salt fish, or the like. – To drench; to wet thoroughly. – To draw in by the pores, or through small passages; as, a sponge soaks up water; the skin soaks in moisture. – To make (its way) by entering pores or interstices; — often with through. – Fig.: To absorb; to drain. – To lie steeping in water or other liquid; to become sturated; as, let the cloth lie and soak. – To enter (into something) by pores or interstices; as, water soaks into the earth or other porous matter. – To drink intemperately or gluttonously.
SpinTo draw out, and twist into threads, either by the hand or machinery; as, to spin wool, cotton, or flax; to spin goat’s hair; to produce by drawing out and twisting a fibrous material. – To draw out tediously; to form by a slow process, or by degrees; to extend to a great length; — with out; as, to spin out large volumes on a subject. – To protract; to spend by delays; as, to spin out the day in idleness. – To cause to turn round rapidly; to whirl; to twirl; as, to spin a top. – To form (a web, a cocoon, silk, or the like) from threads produced by the extrusion of a viscid, transparent liquid, which hardens on coming into contact with the air; — said of the spider, the silkworm, etc. – To shape, as malleable sheet metal, into a hollow form, by bending or buckling it by pressing against it with a smooth hand tool or roller while the metal revolves, as in a lathe. – To practice spinning; to work at drawing and twisting threads; to make yarn or thread from fiber; as, the woman knows how to spin; a machine or jenny spins with great exactness. – To move round rapidly; to whirl; to revolve, as a top or a spindle, about its axis. – To stream or issue in a thread or a small current or jet; as, blood spinsfrom a vein. – To move swifty; as, to spin along the road in a carriage, on a bicycle, etc. – The act of spinning; as, the spin of a top; a spin a bicycle. – Velocity of rotation about some specified axis.
TagAny slight appendage, as to an article of dress; something slight hanging loosely; specifically, a direction card, or label. – A metallic binding, tube, or point, at the end of a string, or lace, to stiffen it. – The end, or catchword, of an actor’s speech; cue. – Something mean and paltry; the rabble. – A sheep of the first year. – A sale of usually used items (such as furniture, clothing, household items or bric-a-brac), conducted by one or a small group of individuals, at a location which is not a normal retail establishment. – To fit with, or as with, a tag or tags. – To join; to fasten; to attach. – To follow closely after; esp., to follow and touch in the game of tag. See Tag, a play. – To follow closely, as it were an appendage; — often with after; as, to tag after a person. – A child’s play in which one runs after and touches another, and then runs away to avoid being touched.

This is a  Spelling List dedicated to you first graders, you will find in this page spelling words lists carefully selected for first graders like you, please visit out spelling bee trainer page to find more lists and a lot of features that will help you in preparing for the spelling bee.
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