241 FREE Spelling Worksheets

FREE Spelling Worksheets

Spelling is a very important part of ESL so there are 241 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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Rhyming Riddles

Rhyming Riddles

In this worksheet, students read riddles to try to figure out the mystery word. The clues include words that rhyme with the mystery word. Students will not only learn rhyming words, but they will ...
1 Views 1,732 ElemPre-IntInt
Fruit and Vegetables Word Search

Fruit and Vegetables Word Search

How many names of fruits and vegetables do your students know? Using this worksheet, students can learn the names of different fruits and vegetables. To enhance the value of the worksheet, encoura ...
3 Views 4,088 BegElem
What Begins with A?

What Begins with A?

Begin to teach letter and word recognition with this simple "What Begins with A?" worksheet. Students must circle all of the pictures that represent words that begin with A. Does cat begin with A? ...
6 Views 3,353 BegElem
Write It Thrice! A Spelling Activity

Write It Thrice! A Spelling Activity

The best way to learn how to spell new words is to write them down. On this worksheet, students will practice writing each new word three times. First, they'll write it normal. Then they'll write ...
4 Views 2,431 BegElem
Coloring for Complete Beginners to Teach Spelling Skills

Coloring for Complete Beginners to Teach Spelling Skills

Marina Talvir
This worksheet enables young children to demonstrate their knowledge of consonants and encourages them to read words with letter "Aa". Looking a the pictures children should guess what consonants ...
3 Views 3,684 Beg
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Bingo, Animals

Bingo, Animals

I have designed this PDF to review some animals that live in the rainforests, in polar regions and on African plains. It contains a bingo game. Cut the cards and give each team a card. Cut the li ...
2 Views 3,116 Elem
Spring Worksheet: Compound Words

Spring Worksheet: Compound Words

A compound word is made up of two words that come together to make one new word. Students are asked to draw a line from each word on the left to to the word on the right so that they form a compou ...
7 Views 7,148 Elem
Spring Worksheet - Missing Letters

Spring Worksheet - Missing Letters

All of these words are associated with spring. Students are asked to fill in the missing letters to each word. This spring themed worksheet was created for primary/elementary children. We hope you ...
6 Views 5,594 Elem
Spring Worksheet - Spelling Words

Spring Worksheet - Spelling Words

•, Spelling,
The spelling words on this worksheet are all associated with spring. Students look at the words and underline the correct one. This spring themed worksheet was created for primary/elementary ...
2 Views 3,922 Elem
Editing: Giant Panda

Editing: Giant Panda

Editing and proofreading are essential aspects of effective writing. Students read the passages carefully and thoroughly and rewrite the passages correctly on the lines provided. This is great pra ...
9 Views 10,543 Elem
Word Scramble - Rosh Hashanah

Word Scramble - Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. All of the scrambled words included in this worksheet are associated with Rosh Hashanah. Students are asked to unscramble the words and write them correctly o ...
2 Views 2,708 Elem
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 ...
3 Views 5,623 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!
6 Views 6,197 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 ...
4 Views 14,712 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 7,237 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 3,007 Elem
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 1,239 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.
4 Views 9,316 Beg
Top 20 Most Common Spelling Mistakes

Top 20 Most Common Spelling Mistakes

Respelt
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 ...
9 Views 7,265 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 4,820 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 10,045 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 6,252 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 ...
9 Views 13,740 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 7,790 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 6,406 Elem

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