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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Solar System Word Search Solar System Word Search If your child is fascinated by outer space, he'll love this solar system word search!
Sign Language Practice Sign Language Practice American Sign Language is the language of the deaf, but is a great tool to have and use!
Words in Christmas Words in Christmas Stay sharp this holiday season with some wordplay!
R Blends R Blends Practice identifying consonant blends with by naming the beginning blend of each word.
Valentine's Day Wordplay Valentine's Day Wordplay Try to see how many words you can create from the letters in "Celebrate Valentine's Day".
Word Ladder Activity Word Ladder Activity Hone spelling skills and logic skills, all in one fun word ladder activity!
Mix-and-Match Crossword: Heart Mix-and-Match Crossword: Heart Practice spelling with a fun mix between a board game and a crossword puzzle!
Decoding Quotes with Sign Language Decoding Quotes with Sign Language Can you spell using just your hands? American Sign Language is the language of the deaf, but is a great tool to have and use!
Raptors Word Search Raptors Word Search This raptors word search is not about dinosaurs, it's about birds!
Fix the Letter: Commas and Capitalization Fix the Letter: Commas and Capitalization Can your first grader help Lisa proofread her letter by fixing the commas and correcting the capitalization?
What Month Is It? April What Month Is It? April Kids will have a blast guessing the secret month from a jumble of letters and a couple of colorful clues.
Long 'u' Sound Long "u" Sound Is your second grader learning her vowels? This worksheet helps kids recognize long-vowel patterns and spell them correctly.
Vowel Diphthongs: 'Ew' Vowel Diphthongs: "Ew" What do jewels, stew and dew all have in common?
Special Plural Nouns Special Plural Nouns Help your first grader learn special plurals like men and geese by having her practice writing their plural forms.
So Many Synonym Snowflakes! So Many Synonym Snowflakes! This multi-stage worksheet will give your child practice with her vocabulary and spelling skills though "synonyms", or different words that mean roughly the same thing.
Making Plurals Making Plurals Review plural nouns with your child with this simple worksheet that asks him to circle the plurals that are spelled correctly.
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.