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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Picture Crossword: Fruit! Picture Crossword: Fruit! Use your eyes to guide you in this different kind of crossword puzzle!
Beginning Grammar: Contractions Beginning Grammar: Contractions Ready to dive into contractions? This fill-in-the-blank worksheet asks your first grader to complete each sentence with the proper contraction.
Vocabulary Practice Test Vocabulary Practice Test Help your first grader prepare for her next spelling test with a vocabulary practice test.
4th of July Spelling 4th of July Spelling Use time off from school to keep spelling skills fresh with this 4th of July spelling worksheet.
Practice Test: Compound Words and Contractions Practice Test: Compound Words and Contractions Does your first grader need a reading review?
'ip' Word Family "ip" Word Family Zip and dip in time to the "ip" word family.
Singular Nouns to Plural Nouns Singular Nouns to Plural Nouns Kids can practice changing singular nouns to plural nouns that end with s or es.
Plural Nouns Word Search Plural Nouns Word Search Practice spelling singular nouns correctly as plural nouns ending with s and es.
California Facts Word Search California Facts Word Search Read each fact about the state of California and hunt for it in the word search.
Word Search: Planet Earth Word Search: Planet Earth What a wonderful world word search! See if you can find all 10 of the Earth-related terms in the word search.
Double Consonant Rule for Verbs Double Consonant Rule for Verbs This worksheet helps practice spelling patterns for the past tense of verbs like hop and stop.
Word Search: Super Pets Word Search: Super Pets Attention all animal lovers! Here's a great word search for you and your child to enjoy!
ASL Finger Spelling ASL Finger Spelling Complete this fun finger spelling exercise by translating the sign language letters into alphabetical letters to reveal the famous quote.
Flower Word Search Flower Word Search Give your child a fun way to practice spelling and vocabulary with a flower-themed word search!
Oregon Trail Word Search Oregon Trail Word Search With this historical word search, your child will learn some key terms about the Oregon Trail, including a few of the different routes taken.
Desert Word Search Desert Word Search Do you know what can be found in the desert?
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.