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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Homophones Exercise Homophones Exercise This article is full of homophones! Exercise your vocab and dictionary skills by finding and replacing the homophones.
Word Family Puzzle: -AT Word Family Puzzle: -AT Our word family puzzle is a great visual tool and game that makes it easy for kids to see how words are built.
Word Family Puzzle: -AP Word Family Puzzle: -AP This word family puzzle makes it super easy for young kids to visualize how letters combine to form words.
Word Family Puzzle: -IT Word Family Puzzle: -IT Find the pieces that F-IT with this -IT word family puzzle!
Word Family Puzzle: -OT Word Family Puzzle: -OT G-OT words? You do, with this -OT word family puzzle!
Word Family Puzzle: -AD Word Family Puzzle: -AD Get your young kid excited about spelling with this -AD word family puzzle.
Word Family Puzzle: -UN Word Family Puzzle: -UN You can't have F-UN without -UN! Inject some fun into learning for your kid with this -UN word family puzzle.
Earth Day Word Ladder Earth Day Word Ladder It's an Earth Day word ladder! Step on up.
Deck the Halls! Holiday Word Scramble Deck the Halls! Holiday Word Scramble Practice spelling with your 1st grader with this holiday word scramble.
Hobby Spelling Test Hobby Spelling Test Support your child's reading and writing skills by involving things that she's interested in.
Making Words with -am Making Words with -am Make learning word families easy for your child with this cut and paste -am word worksheet.
Unscramble Spelling Words Unscramble Spelling Words Robots should be great at unscrambling messages, but unfortunately this robot has it all wrong!
-uck Word Family Practice -uck Word Family Practice How do the sentences end on this worksheet?
If compound words are confounding your student, help her practice with these worksheets. She'll be putting compound words in their place in no time!
Practice Compound Words If compound words are confounding your student, help her practice with these worksheets.
Postal Abbreviations Map: Make It Short! Postal Abbreviations Map: Make It Short! Snail mail has some special features you don't find on e-mail.
Diphthongs are sliding vowel combinations. Practice proper phonics with this comprehensive set.
Do the Diphthong Diphthongs are sliding vowel combinations. Practice proper phonics with this comprehensive set.
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.