Spelling Worksheets and Printables

Our spelling worksheets offer a wide variety of spelling activities, from drills for young kids just learning how to spell to exercises for older kids working on more complex word structures. Exercises include letter rolls, vocabulary building, plurals practice, and more. We even cover more challenging topics such as the silent e and when to use "its" vs. "it's", which are often mixed up. Our grammar worksheets are another good resource to help kids improve their writing skills.
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Compound it! Compound it! This worksheet will help your child with compound words, or words that are made of of two separate words (such as breadbox, doorknob, and goldfish).
Tricky Words to Spell Tricky Words to Spell Meet some tricky words to spell and see if you can figure out the correct spelling.
Prefixes: Get It Started! Prefixes: Get It Started! If Kyle has on one red sock and one blue sock, are his socks rematched, prematched, or mismatched?
Beginning Grammar: Is Contractions Beginning Grammar: Is Contractions Get started on grammar by jumping into contractions with the word "is", such as it's, she's, and he's.
Ending Blends 3 Ending Blends 3 The words on this first grade reading worksheet are missing their ending letters.
Alphabetized! Alphabetized! Once you know the alphabet, alphabetizing is a snap.
Sight Words Spelling Quiz Sight Words Spelling Quiz Sight words can be tricky to spell. Test your first grader's sight words spelling savvy with this printable quiz.
Past, Present, or Future Tense? 2 Past, Present, or Future Tense? 2 Past, present, or future? Kids identify the tense for each sentence on this third grade reading and writing worksheet.
Proofreading Practice: Punctuation and Spelling Proofreading Practice: Punctuation and Spelling Help your little writer flex his proofreading skills by challenging him to correct all the capitalization, spelling, and punctuation errors in two short passages.
Capital! Capitalizing Titles Capital! Capitalizing Titles Brush up on the rules of capitalization with this handy worksheet.
Past, Present, or Future Tense? 1 Past, Present, or Future Tense? 1 Past, present, or future? Kids identify the tense for each sentence on this third grade reading and writing worksheet.
Consonant Blends: Ending Sounds Consonant Blends: Ending Sounds The words on this first grade reading worksheet are missing their ending letters.
Punctuate Me: Quotation Marks & Capitalization Punctuate Me: Quotation Marks & Capitalization With lessons on using quotation marks and capitalization, this worksheet is packed with learning!
Word Search Fun: Money Word Search Fun: Money Have fun with money for free with this money word search!
Advanced Grammar: Suffixes Advanced Grammar: Suffixes Get the scoop on suffixes with this worksheet that asks kids to create words with suffixes and identify suffixes in a paragraph.
Cinderella Crossword Puzzle Cinderella Crossword Puzzle Steer your little one's fascination with princesses towards this Cinderella crossword puzzle that will help her practice her spelling and vocabulary.
Our spelling worksheets offer a wide variety of spelling activities, from drills for young kids just learning how to spell to exercises for older kids working on more complex word structures. Exercises include letter rolls, vocabulary building, plurals practice, and more. We even cover more challenging topics such as the silent e and when to use "its" vs. "it's", which are often mixed up. Our grammar worksheets are another good resource to help kids improve their writing skills.

Tips for Teaching Spelling

Let's face it: Spelling can trick even the most literary adults at times. In today's tech age, where writers rely heavily on auto-correct and spell-check, good spelling is an uphill battle. However, a natural understanding of common spelling conventions is an important skills for early writers. Here are a few ways you can encourage good spelling in your child:

  • Host a game night with board games that require solid spelling skills, such as Scrabble or Upwords.
  • Make sure that kids understand the meaning of the words on their spelling list. This context will help kids to decode words and remember their spelling in the future.
  • Read with your child. Contact with printed material is still considered the best way to improve reading fluency and writing skills. When a new word is encountered in a text, make sure to write it down. Later, you and your child can make flash cards with the new words.
  • Let kids put their spelling skills to good use with these writing stories worksheets.