230 FREE Spelling Worksheets

FREE Spelling Worksheets

Spelling is a very important part of ESL so there are 230 spelling worksheets posted here for you to use if your students need more spelling practice. There are also a number of PowerPoint presentations to help introduce, teach, and practice spelling. This is one such presentation and goes along with this spelling worksheet. You can use these two files in classes of pre-intermediate and intermediate learners to help them focus on spelling –ed words. If that is not quite what you are looking for, consider another free, printable worksheet to assist your students with spelling the words they are struggling with.
While the majority of ESL lessons should focus on oral communication, writing and spelling are also important aspects of language learning. Students may have great speaking skills but if business students send clients emails riddled with spelling errors, they are going to appear either careless or uneducated, both of which paint them in a negative light. Practice spelling with your students as part of vocabulary lessons. When introducing new vocabulary, be sure to teach not just its pronunciation and meaning but also spelling. Students will be able to practice spelling when completing writing exercises so tell students to pay special attention to it and assign a certain number of points to spelling when doing your grading.

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What Is Spelling?
Spelling is the writing of one or more words with letters and diacritics. In addition, the term often, but not always, means an accepted standard spelling or the process of naming the letters. In the sense of a standard, spelling is one of the elements of orthography and a prescriptive element of alphabetic languages. Spellings attempt to transcribe the sounds of the language into alphabetic letters, but phonetic spellings are exceptions in many languages due to several reasons. Pronunciation changes over time in all languages, and spelling reforms are irregular in most languages and rare in some. In addition, words from other languages may be adopted without being adapted to the spelling system, non-standard spellings are often adopted after extensive common usage, and different meanings of a word or homophones may be deliberately spelled in different ways to differentiate them visually.
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The Alphabet

The Alphabet

I have designed this worksheet for my starter students. Have your students write the words. It is good for reviewing these topics: classroom, family, clothes and body parts. It's suitable for a sp ...
2 Views 1,455 BegElem
Animal Alphabet

Animal Alphabet

•, Spelling
I have designed this worksheet for my starter students. Have your students write the words. It is good for reviewing the animals and the dictation of course. Hope it helps!
5 Views 2,599 Beg
English Worksheet - Using the Correct Homophone (3)

English Worksheet - Using the Correct Homophone (3)

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings. I’ve had the flu since Monday. The birds flew to their nests. Students read the sentences and choose the c ...
2 Views 2,535 Elem
English Worksheet - Using the Correct Homophone (2)

English Worksheet - Using the Correct Homophone (2)

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings. Tom straightened the knot on his tie. Please be careful not to break this vase. Students read the sentences and ...
2 Views 1,283 Elem
Haiku Poem - Winter

Haiku Poem - Winter

•, Spelling, ,
Get ready for winter with this winter theme English worksheet! This resource was created for primary/elementary children. A Haiku poem consists of three lines and seventeen syllables and can be wr ...
2 Views 1,037 Elem
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Halloween Worksheet - Haiku Poem

Halloween Worksheet - Haiku Poem

This resource was created for primary/elementary children. A Haiku poem consists of three lines and seventeen syllables and can be written on many themes. Students write their own poem based on th ...
1 Views 570 Elem
Letters A-N

Letters A-N

•, Spelling,
I have designed this worksheet for practicing alphabets (A-N). Have your students write the letters to complete the words. Hope you find in useful.
3 Views 3,916 Beg
Top 20 Most Common Spelling Mistakes

Top 20 Most Common Spelling Mistakes

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This infographic depicts most common spelling mistakes English language learners make. You can use it as a classroom poster. In addition, you can use it to revise spelling with your students, or t ...
7 Views 4,686 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Word Search - Autumn

Word Search - Autumn

This resource was created for primary/elementary aged pupils. This fun worksheet can be used in the autumn season as an extra resource when teaching students about autumn. There are 20 words hidde ...
4 Views 3,759 Elem
Dictation (Celebration)

Dictation (Celebration)

•, Spelling,
This worksheet is helpful for practicing spelling celebrations and food related vocabulary items, and it helps to improve students writing skills. This is appropriate for young learners and beginn ...
3 Views 5,102 BegElem
Dictation (Toys)

Dictation (Toys)

•Spelling,
This worksheet is helpful for practicing spelling toys related vocabulary items, and it helps to improve students writing skills. This is appropriate for young learners and beginners. Hope you fin ...
2 Views 3,213 BegElem
Which Homonym? (4)

Which Homonym? (4)

Homonyms are words that sound like one another but have different meanings. This English resource was created for primary/elementary students. Students are asked to read the sentences and choose t ...
7 Views 7,636 Elem
Which Homonym? (3)

Which Homonym? (3)

Homonyms are words that sound like one another but have different meanings. This English resource was created for primary/elementary students. Students are asked to read the sentences and choose t ...
7 Views 4,277 Elem
Which Homonym? (2)

Which Homonym? (2)

Homonyms are words that sound like one another but have different meanings. This English resource was created for primary/elementary students. Students are asked to read the sentences and choose t ...
9 Views 3,778 Elem
Which Homonym?

Which Homonym?

Homonyms are words that sound like one another but have different meanings. This English resource was created for primary/elementary students. Students are asked to read the sentences and choose t ...
9 Views 4,318 Elem
Poetry - My Puppy Ate My Earbuds

Poetry - My Puppy Ate My Earbuds

In celebrating World Poetry Day, students can enjoy completing this fun poetry worksheet: My Puppy Ate My Earbuds. Students are asked to read the poem and underline the word in brackets to complet ...
6 Views 3,524 Elem
Poetry - The Weather Is Perfect for Running

Poetry - The Weather Is Perfect for Running

In celebrating World Poetry Day, March 21, students can enjoy this fun poetry worksheet. This English resource asks children to read the poem 'The Weather Is Perfect for Running' and underline the ...
5 Views 4,582 Elem
Choose To, Too or Two (2)

Choose To, Too or Two (2)

Use to as a preposition before a noun or as an infinitive before a verb. Use too as a synonym for also or to indicate excessiveness before a verb. Use two to spell out the number 2. Students choos ...
3 Views 5,171 Elem
Choose To, Too or Two

Choose To, Too or Two

Use to as a preposition before a noun or as an infinitive before a verb. Use too as a synonym for also or to indicate excessiveness before a verb. Use two to spell out  number 2. Students cho ...
4 Views 3,746 Elem
High Frequency Words - Asked to An

High Frequency Words - Asked to An

High frequency words are words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". Learning to identify these words will help children read quickly and comfo ...
3 Views 4,366 Elem
High Frequency Words - If to Off

High Frequency Words - If to Off

High frequency words are words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". Learning to identify these words will help children read quickly and comfo ...
2 Views 2,398 Elem
High Frequency Words - Too to I'm

High Frequency Words - Too to I'm

High frequency words are words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". Learning to identify these words will help children read quickly and comfo ...
2 Views 2,165 Elem
High Frequency Words - People to Old

High Frequency Words - People to Old

High frequency words are words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". Learning to identify these words will help children read quickly and comfo ...
2 Views 2,161 Elem
High Frequency Words - Now to Their

High Frequency Words - Now to Their

High frequency words are words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". Learning to identify these words will help children read quickly and comfo ...
2 Views 1,880 Elem
High Frequency Words - Look to Back

High Frequency Words - Look to Back

High frequency words are words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". Learning to identify these words will help children read quickly and comfo ...
2 Views 1,776 Elem

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