First Grade Word List

The following list includes the high frequency words for first grade.  These are words that occur frequently in beginning reading books.  We introduce 5 new words each week.  Becoming proficient at recognizing these words will help your child become fluent in reading.  Students are also encouraged to spell these words correctly when writing in class.  The words are displayed on our classroom "word wall".  Please review a few of these words with your child each week.  

Aa

Cc

Gg

Kk

about 

could

get

kick

after 

called

girl

know

all 

children

give

 

another

can

go

Ll

any

can't

good

like

am 

car

 

little

at

come

Hh

look

also

 

his

 

and 

 

house

Mm

animal

Dd

has

made

are

did

how

make

as

do

him

me

 

don't

have

more

Bb

down

he

my

back

does

help

month

been

 

her

Mr.

be

Ee

here

Mrs.

being

eat

 

may

because

each

Ii

many

best

 

I

 

big

Ff

in

Nn

boy

family

is

new

brother

favorite

it

nice

but

first

into

night

being

for

 

no

between

friend

Jj

not

 

from

jump

now

 

fun

just

number

 

 

 

none

 

 

 

nothing

Oo

Ss

Uu

Xx

of

said

up

 

off

saw

us

Yy

on

school

use

yes

old

say

 

you

out

says

Vv

your

over

see

very

 

other

she

 

Zz

our

should

Ww

zoo

one

sister

want

 

or

some

water

 

own

 

was

 

 

Tt

way

 

Pp

talk

we

 

play

teacher

were

 

pretty

tell

went

 

put

that

what

 

people

the

when

 

 

them

where

 

Qq

then

who

 

queen

there

work

 

quit

their

word

 

 

they

why

 

Rr

thing

will

 

rain

this

with

 

ride

time

write

 

run

to

won't

 

 

too

would

 

 

two