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136 FREE Spelling Worksheets
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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.
Spelling is a very important part of ESL so there are 136 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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Unscramble the words. This worksheet is a fund activity for kids to practise spelling. Look at the pictures and unscramble the subjects math, english, geography, computer, art, music, science, che ...
A thorough and comprehensive peer-editing or self-editing worksheet for essays that covers organization, quality introduction, conclusions, developed body paragraphs as well as grammar issues such ...
This sheet can be used for peer-editing or self-editing an essay. It's designed for beginners so it covers indenting at the beginning of a paragraph, capital letters and periods for sentences, spe ...
These spelling words are associated with Valentine's Day. This page can be printed onto card or laminated for children to keep. Students can practice learning these words by writing them on the ri ...
This worksheet is a brief summary of the book, "The Bridge to Terabithia". Students must find the spelling mistakes and make the necessary corrections. An answer sheet is included so students ca ...
This worksheet uses titles of American Literature for spelling practice. Students must find a spelling mistake in each title. The answer sheet is included. This worksheet is appropriate for inter ...
A compound word is made up of two words that come together to make one new word. The words included on this worksheet are all associated with spring. Students are asked to draw a line from each wo ...
A pre-writer tracer page for Musical Instruments. Worksheet features 4 words to trace violin, drum, trumpet and flute. This worksheet was designed with the idea of introducing students to instrume ...
It is a set of exercises practicing reading rules of the letter "Uu". At first the brief explanation of reading rules of the letter "Uu" is given. Then six exercises are provided. The students are ...
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