Elementary Academic Words

Words for students from kindergarten to grade 8, each grade has 4 lists: art, math, science, and social. They are essential vocabulary for elementary academic classes.

Grade 1: Word List - Language Art

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blend  Read Word
combination; mixture; forming uniform mixture
compare  Read Word
examine and note the similarities or differences of
compound word  Read Word
a word composed of two or more stems
consonant  Read Word
compatible; harmonious
contraction  Read Word
act of decreasing something in size or volume or quantity or scope
demonstrate  Read Word
show clearly and deliberately; manifest; confirm; prove
describe  Read Word
make a mark or lines on a surface; give an account or representation of in words
develop  Read Word
move into a strategically more advantageous position; come into existence; take on form or shape
dialogue  Read Word
conversation between two persons
digraph  Read Word
two successive letters, especially two letters used to represent a single sound
edit  Read Word
revise and prepare for publication; select, correct, arrange matter of, for publication
journal  Read Word
magazine; periodical; log; diary; a ledger in which transactions have been recorded as they occurred
newspaper  Read Word
a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements
period  Read Word
duration, continuance, term; end of something
play  Read Word
a theatrical performance of a drama
poem  Read Word
a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
poetry  Read Word
any communication resembling poetry in beauty or the evocation of feeling
problem  Read Word
a source of difficulty; a question raised for consideration or solution
question  Read Word
uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something
question mark  Read Word
a punctuation mark placed at the end of a sentence to indicate a question
rhyme  Read Word
correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines, especially final sounds
solution  Read Word
method for solving a problem; successful action of solving a problem
summary  Read Word
brief statement that presents the main points
syllable  Read Word
a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme
vowel  Read Word
speech sound made with the vocal tract open
word family  Read Word
groups of words that rhyme, for example, the 'all' word family includes tall, stall, mall, call, ball, wall, fall, and hall