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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Contraction Attraction Contraction Attraction There's an attraction here, but it's not magnetic.
Environmental Vocabulary Spelling Practice Environmental Vocabulary Spelling Practice After completing this green-themed practice test, your student will be a mean, green spelling machine.
Bird Word Scramble Bird Word Scramble What's that tweeting in your yard? Do you know what kind of bird it is?
4th Grade Spelling Test: Making Music 4th Grade Spelling Test: Making Music Your child will become a spelling maestro after completing this practice test, full of music-related words.
4th Grade Spelling Test: Technology Vocabulary 4th Grade Spelling Test: Technology Vocabulary Your child will be a future spelling champ after she completes this spelling practice test full of technology-based vocab words.
Playground Word Search Playground Word Search Stuck inside on a rainy day? Prepare for sunny days ahead with this playground word search.
Practice ABC Order! Practice ABC Order! Has your child learned all his letters? Test his alphabet skills with this colorful printable that challenges him to a round of A-B-C order!
Contraction Action Contraction Action Some kids love tinkering with toys and taking them apart to see how they work.
Word Addition: Compound Words 3 Word Addition: Compound Words 3 Take two words and put them together to make a whole new word: a compound word!
Shh! Sounds Shh! Sounds This worksheet will help your child practice the different kinds of "shhh" sounds in words.
These Thanksgiving crossword puzzles are the perfect way to keep kids busy while dinner is in the oven!
Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzles These Thanksgiving crossword puzzles are the perfect way to keep kids busy while dinner is in the oven!
Summer Word Search Summer Word Search Got a kid who's counting down the days until June?
4th Grade Spelling Test: Hail to the Chief 4th Grade Spelling Test: Hail to the Chief Put your child in command of her vocabulary with this presidentially-themed spelling test especially for 4th graders.
Jumbled Letters: A Word Scramble Jumbled Letters: A Word Scramble These letters are all mixed up! Can your kid sort out the confusion--and improve her spelling skills in the process?
4th Grade Spelling Test: Touchdown! 4th Grade Spelling Test: Touchdown! Your child will score a spelling goal after completing this test based on America's (second) favorite pastime: football!
4th Grade Spelling Test: Careers 4th Grade Spelling Test: Careers Your child can get a head start on spelling with this test, focusing on the many different careers your child has to choose from.
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.