Irregularly Spelled Words Resources

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Spelling 1
Spelling 1
Guided Lesson
Spelling 1
Spelling is a core language arts skill in the third grade curriculum. You can support kids' spelling skills with this guided lesson that features targeted instruction in common spelling patterns, as well as plenty of chances to practice. The content of this lesson was created by our team of teachers and curriculum experts. For even more spelling practice, consider downloading and printing our recommended spelling worksheets.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Irregular Sight Word Spelling
Irregular Sight Word Spelling
Game
Irregular Sight Word Spelling
Practice spelling irregular sight words with this letter tiles game, a great challenge for early readers.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Stress-Free Spelling Practice
Stress-Free Spelling Practice
Workbook
Stress-Free Spelling Practice
This workbook is packed with challenging third grade spelling words that your child can practice writing and applying to his or her vocabulary.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
The Incredible Suffix: -ible
The Incredible Suffix: -ible
Worksheet
The Incredible Suffix: -ible
Use this resource with your students to explore a common spelling pattern. Your students will use context clues to determine which word ending with the suffix -ible best completes the sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
3rd Grade Spelling Test: Tricky Words!
3rd Grade Spelling Test: Tricky Words!
Worksheet
3rd Grade Spelling Test: Tricky Words!
Learn to identify words that don't follow the rules with this practice spelling test for 3rd graders.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Spell-Check Squiggles: Correct the Spelling
Spell-Check Squiggles: Correct the Spelling
Worksheet
Spell-Check Squiggles: Correct the Spelling
In this worksheet, students practice identifying and correcting common irregularly spelled words and homophones.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Spelling 3
Spelling 3
Guided Lesson
Spelling 3
This series of spelling activities provides 5th grade spelling lists and exercises that target grade level spelling patterns. Students will learn spelling related word patters like homophones and long vowels in multi-syllable words and also how the spelling of words is affected by adding suffixes. Students will also examine and learn some more commonly misspelled words in the English language.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Irregularly Spelled Words 1
Irregularly Spelled Words 1
Exercise
Irregularly Spelled Words 1
Even after students have learned phonics, there are plenty of irregular words this exercise can help them learn to spell.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Irregularly Spelled Words 2
Irregularly Spelled Words 2
Exercise
Irregularly Spelled Words 2
English is a language full of exceptions to rules, and this exercise will enhance students’ understanding of irregularly spelled words.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Irregularly Spelled Words 3
Irregularly Spelled Words 3
Exercise
Irregularly Spelled Words 3
Your students will be masters of irregularly spelled words after completing this final exercise in the series.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Easter Sight Words #2
Easter Sight Words #2
Worksheet
Easter Sight Words #2
The most popular animal at Easter time is the rabbit. Your child will learn to write and spell the word "rabbit" in this Easter sight words worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
I Before E: Orderly Neighbors
I Before E: Orderly Neighbors
Worksheet
I Before E: Orderly Neighbors
Looking for a worksheet to help your young speller? This printable will help them learn how to spell words with the letters i and e in them.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tricky Words to Spell
Tricky Words to Spell
Worksheet
Tricky Words to Spell
Meet some tricky words to spell and see if you can figure out the correct spelling.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Spelling and Alphabetizing #3
Spelling and Alphabetizing #3
Worksheet
Spelling and Alphabetizing #3
Children practice spelling and alphabetizing sight words in this handy practice worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Working with Words: /kw/ and /k/ Sounds
Working with Words: /kw/ and /k/ Sounds
Worksheet
Working with Words: /kw/ and /k/ Sounds
Use this resource with your students as they complete a variety of spelling activities for the words that have the /k/ and /kw/ sounds.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Rainbow Words
Rainbow Words
Worksheet
Rainbow Words
Your second graders will love practicing words like chalk, phone, and very as they write using many colors on this worksheet!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Revising Spelling
Revising Spelling
Worksheet
Revising Spelling
What do your students do after they circle tricky words in their writing? Help them keep track of the revision process with this handy worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fruits and Vegetables Spelling Practice!
Fruits and Vegetables Spelling Practice!
Worksheet
Fruits and Vegetables Spelling Practice!
Teach your child that fruits and vegetables aren't boring, and work on their spelling as well, with this test that features a wide variety of fruit and veg.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tricky Word Menu
Tricky Word Menu
Worksheet
Tricky Word Menu
Some words require extra practice before students master the spelling! This activity asks your students to practice spelling tricky words four different ways.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Irregularly Spelled Words Resources

An understanding of of irregularly spelled words allows your students to feel comfortable in their knowledge of the English language. By strengthening these skills, students can move on to more complex lessons that properly prepare them for future assignments and higher level tasks. Give your students the resources they need to succeed with these as well as our compound words resources.
The English language features many pitfalls for early learners. Once they learn the all the rules, they may think they can apply those rules and know how to spell any word. There are some words that seem to cast aside the rules. These are irregularly spelled words.
An irregularly spelled words is a word that is spelled contrary to the way it sounds. These can be difficult to spell from sound but also to read. Students will want to automatically pronounce the phonetic sound of each letter without realizing that these letters are behaving differently.
One of the reasons a word my be spelled irregularly is if the word contains a vowel digraph. A vowel digraph is when two vowels are written together and produce a single sound. Some vowel digraphs include ai, au, oo, ea, ei. Even these digraphs can produce different sounds depending on the word:
  • AI can produce the long a sound (aid, wait, paint) or the short e sound (said, again)
  • EA can produce the long e sound (bean, beat, leaf) or short e sound (bread, weather)
  • EI can produce the long a sound (vein, reindeer), long e sound (receive, receipt), or the short e sound (heifer, foreign)

Consonant digraphs can also cause problems for beginning spellers. The digraph of gh, for example, will sometimes make no sound when reading words containing it: sight, nought. Other times it will make an f sound: cough, rough.
With irregularly spelled words, memorization using the resources provided above by Education.com could be a valid strategy.