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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'To', 'Two' and 'Too': Writing Homophones "To", "Two" and "Too": Writing Homophones There are too many "toos" in the world; who can sort them all out?
Irregular Plural Words Irregular Plural Words Practice rewriting this colorful list of irregular nouns in their plural forms.
List of Irregular Plural Nouns List of Irregular Plural Nouns Can you write a list of irregular plural nouns just by reading the singular nouns?It's a great way to practice dictionary and reference skills, too!
Plural Words Ending in -ies Plural Words Ending in -ies Study up on plural words ending in -ies and the spelling rule for nouns ending in Y.
Past Tense -ed Past Tense -ed This worksheet introduces basic past tense where verbs end in -ed.
-ed and -ing Endings -ed and -ing Endings Basic verb tenses include writing words with -ed and -ing endings.
Spelling Colors Spelling Colors The world is full of color! Help your first grader to learn to write different colors by choosing the correctly spelled color out of each group.
Verbs Ending in E Verbs Ending in E For verbs ending in E there's a simple spelling rule to remember: just add D to make the verb past tense.
Verbs Ending in Y Verbs Ending in Y How do you change verbs ending in Y to past tense?
Word Search: Tool Box Word Search: Tool Box What can you find in a toolbox? Enjoy this fun word search with your child, and help him work on spelling and vocabulary while he's at it!
Spot Past Tense Spot Past Tense Spot the past tense! Present and past tense verbs are listed on the page and it's up to you and your child to match the right words together.
Present Tense for Kids Present Tense for Kids Without getting complicated, practice present tense for kids.
Spelling Verbs in Present Tense Spelling Verbs in Present Tense Is your child practicing his spelling words?
Present Verbs Present Verbs Create present tense verbs! Kids can put together the suffix -ing with the words on this worksheet like puzzle pieces to memorize common spelling patterns.
Verbs That End With -ing Verbs That End With -ing This worksheet focuses on the spelling rule for -ie verbs and changing them to verbs that end with -ing.
Plural Words Ending in S Plural Words Ending in S Is it "witchs" or "witches"? For most plural words, ending in S is the norm; this worksheet reminds readers of the spelling rule for other tricky words.
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.