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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Spelling Words: World Places Spelling Words: World Places Set sail for exotic destinations and stellar spelling words with this worksheet that introduces the names of cities, states or countries from all over.
Homophones: Write It Right 2 Homophones: Write It Right 2 "Choose" and "chews" sound alike, but they're spelled differently and have different meanings.
Fruits and Vegetables Spelling Practice! Fruits and Vegetables Spelling Practice! Teach your child that fruits and vegetables aren't boring, and work on their spelling as well, with this practice test that features a wide variety of fruit and veg.
Jobs Word Search Jobs Word Search Here's a word puzzler that all beginning spellers will love!
3rd Grade Spelling Test: Tricky Words! 3rd Grade Spelling Test: Tricky Words! Learn to identify words that don't follow the rules with this practice spelling test for 3rd graders.
Words with Silent Letters Words with Silent Letters Help your student practice spelling words with silent letters with this practice test.
Final Consonant Endings Final Consonant Endings Adding "ed" or "ing" to a word that ends in a consonant can be tricky.
3rd Grade Spelling Test: Contractions 3rd Grade Spelling Test: Contractions Help your child practice, practice, practice with this spelling sheet that's all about apostrophes.
Get a Grip on Grammar: Make It Plural #1 Get a Grip on Grammar: Make It Plural #1 Let's get plural! If your child has difficulty with plurals, give him extra practice with this worksheet that challenges him to write nouns in both their singular and plural forms.
Beginning Blends 1 Beginning Blends 1 Without the "gr" blend, a bunch of grapes becomes a bunch of apes.
Words with -ight Words with -ight Set your sights on this spelling worksheet about words with '-ight' as the suffix, and you just might start to get it right.
Summertime Word Scramble Summertime Word Scramble It's hazy, it's hot and it's humid. Why, it must be summer!
Get a Grip on Grammar: Irregular Plural Nouns #2 Get a Grip on Grammar: Irregular Plural Nouns #2 Is your child familiar with irregular plural nouns?
Homophones: -ate, -eight, and -aight Homophones: -ate, -eight, and -aight In this spelling test, learn the difference between '-ate', '-eight' and '-aight' by practicing some common words that use these letter combinations.
3rd Grade Spelling Test: Compound Words 3rd Grade Spelling Test: Compound Words Practice spelling some common compound words with this spelling test and activity.
Get a Grip on Grammar: Irregular Plural Nouns #1 Get a Grip on Grammar: Irregular Plural Nouns #1 Some plural nouns have a different spelling than their singular forms, and some don't change at all!
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.