Spelling and Sight Word List – The Letter U

 Learning more about the words that start with the letter U has been utterly fun, already. It is time for our next step as we learn the alphabet.

It is always a good idea to keep things interesting by adding new spelling games and sight word activities to each lesson.

Letter U Sight and Spelling Word List - Kids Activities Blog

What works to learn a letter may not work for every letter in the alphabet! 

SIGHT WORD LIST

There are some letter U words that just don’t quite make sense. Not even when we try to sound them out! For those words, we rely on memorizing a sight word list. This list of words can be as long or as short as you like – the more, the better, I always say!

As we start to list Kindergarten Sight Words and 1st Grade Sight Words, it becomes apparent that there are far too many to try to teach at once. But – we have a solution! Grouping these challenging words by the letter they start with, helps to keep lessons fun and on-point without being overwhelming. We love being able to have a short sight word list for the letter U ready for you to share. 

KINDERGARTEN SIGHT WORDS:

  • up
  • Use

For Kindergartners, learning sight words is all about making them fun and memorable. The letter U is no different! This can be done by finding ways to make the word musical! 

1ST GRADE SIGHT WORDS:

  • upon
  • useful

 

At the end of the day, there is no perfect method for how to teach sight words to everyone, only the methods that work best for each individual. If you are struggling, consider trying a new strategy! There are always new sight word activities being created, every day.

 

SPELLING WORDS THAT START WITH THE LETTER U

With our spelling words, I had my kiddos take each list and write it out a few times a day, for the week we spent on it. In no time, they had mastered the Letter U, improved their handwriting, and were ready to take on the next challenge!

KINDERGARTEN SPELLING LIST:

 

  • unit
  • upon
  • undo
  • ultra
  • up
  • use
  • Utah

 

1ST GRADE SPELLING LIST:

 

  • uncle
  • under
  • upset
  • union
  • unlike
  • useful
  • usual
  • urban

 

2ND GRADE SPELLING WORDS THAT START WITH THE LETTER U

 

  • urgent
  • uniform
  • unknown
  • unlock
  • update
  • untitled
  • usage
  • utility
  • urgent
  • upload

 

3RD GRADE SPELLING LIST:  

  • ultimate
  • underground
  • understand
  • universal
  • utilities

 

With many of these spelling words, you can add an additional challenge for clever students. The addition of a suffix can make for a new step in education as you drill difficult spelling and grammar concepts. Spelling lists aim to expand vocabulary, but they are only the base for understanding. 

There are always fun ways to include learning in our daily lives. If you catch yourself using any of our spelling words in conversation – even if you just see it on a billboard while driving to the grocery store – make a note of it to your child. If you seem hyped about it, they will join in and start to use their new skills to recognize the words, themselves!

Before long, you’ll be unable to go anywhere without your child making sure you see all of the words that start with the Letter U.

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