173 FREE Spelling Worksheets
BusyTeacher's Bestsellers
  • The Art Of Teaching Grammar
  • How to Teach & Review Tenses Like a Pro
  • How to Teach Different Levels Like a Pro!

Make A Word Search:

Create awesome-looking custom word searches in seconds!

Make A Word Scramble:

Instantly create custom word/sentence scrambles for your class!

Make A Double Puzzle:

Generate double puzzles your students will love - hours of fun!

esl essentials for busy teachers
rate this category
3 out of 5, rated by 2 teachers

173 FREE Spelling Worksheets

Recommended worksheets in Spelling:

Most Popular Overall

Spelling -ing Words WorksheetSpelling -ing Words Worksheet

Most Downloaded

Cardinal Numbers 1 - 100Cardinal Numbers 1 - 100
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.
Freebase CC-BY
Source: Spelling on Freebase, licensed under CC-BY

Recently added worksheets in Spelling:

Sort by: Date | Rating | Views | Comments | ABC
Movie Worksheet: Why Brits and Americans Spell Differently - Anglophenia Ep 14

Movie Worksheet: Why Brits and Americans Spell Differently - Anglophenia Ep 14

This is a worksheet based on the spelling differences of some words in A.E and Br.E. Watch the video explaining briefly how these differences occurred and do the exercises. Vocabulary and key incl ...
3 Upper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Places Worksheet

Places Worksheet

This worksheet contains an activity in which the language learners are asked to unscramble the letters to make words. It includes words such as police station, bookstore, bus station, hospital, et ...
2 Elementary
Present Continuous

Present Continuous

•, Spelling
This power-point presentation is appropriate for elementary students. This file can be used to review present continuous (positive and negative forms). It contains three parts, first is gap fillin ...
4 Elementary
Pronunciation Training

Pronunciation Training

•Spelling,
Here is a list of some short and simple words with transcriptions to check the knowledge of English pronunciation rules. Ask your students to match the word and the transcription. You can use this ...
7 Complete BeginnerElementary
Hard and Soft G

Hard and Soft G

•Spelling,
The letter g can make spelling tricky. When g meets a, o, or u, its sound is hard e.g. gap. When g meets e, i, or y, its sound is soft e.g. gym. Write words beginning with a hard 'g' sound under t ...
3 Elementary
Visit our Store now to download best-selling ESL resources!
Hard and Soft C

Hard and Soft C

•Spelling,
When c meets a, o, or u, its sound is hard e.g. cap. When c meets e, i, or y, its sound is soft e.g. city. Students are asked to write words beginning with a hard 'c' sound under the carrot, and w ...
3 Elementary
Snowman School Supplies Game

Snowman School Supplies Game

• » Spelling
I found this fantastic game on BusyTeacher - so thank you to the original author. However, I have adjusted the game, and removed the "Hangman" aspect as this is quite an issue in some schools. I h ...
4 Elementary
Team Spelling Game

Team Spelling Game

• » Spelling
This activity will surely shake your students up, even the quietest one of them! Well, they are not going to speak a lot, but they will work really hard on their listening. It is a fun test where ...
3 All levels
Seasons Practice

Seasons Practice

This is a worksheet for young learners who are practicing writing and who have learned the seasons. The students need to write the names of the seasons under the pictures and write which season co ...
6 Complete Beginner
Game: Stop

Game: Stop

This game is appropriate for all levels, but absolute beginners. There are some items; name, fruit, animal, etc. The teacher says a letter, like "M", then all students would try to write words tha ...
5 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
How Old Are They?

How Old Are They?

•, Spelling
Look at the pictures and think of how old these characters could be. Then write the age in the gaps (spell the numbers). Students can use their imagination to choose whatever age fits the characte ...
6 Elementary
Spelling and Homophones

Spelling and Homophones

•, Spelling,
In this worksheet students practise the alphabet by spelling words to each other. They work in pairs. While doing that they musn't look at their partner's worksheet. After finishing the task they ...
3 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
The Art Of Teaching Grammar:
Practical, Detailed And Illuminating Guide
33 of our most important teacher-tested secrets for turning grammar lessons into works of art, with new ideas for teaching even the toughest ESL grammar concepts.
Get it right now for just $9.99 ›
Grade 3 Review Test

Grade 3 Review Test

Just a test I made for my class of 3rd graders. This reviews some grammar, spelling and science information from the Grade 2 Spectrum series of textbooks. Included is a fill-in-the blanks activity ...
5 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Matching Syllables - Autumn/Fall Vocabulary

Matching Syllables - Autumn/Fall Vocabulary

•Spelling,
This autumn theme worksheet asks students to match the syllables to make 12 autumn words then write the word on the line. The words are autumn, harvest, scarecrow, raincoat, haystack, cobweb, ...
4 Elementary
Alphabetical Order - Autumn/Fall Theme

Alphabetical Order - Autumn/Fall Theme

•, Spelling,
This autumn/fall worksheet was created for primary/elementary students and can be used as an extra resource when teaching students about autumn. It includes fifteen words that are associated with ...
3 Elementary
First Steps of Writing in English

First Steps of Writing in English

This worksheet is used by our staff for teaching writing the first words in English for very young learners.. It is based on pronunciation in order to make it easier for kids to get used to differ ...
9 Complete Beginner
Learning to Spell

Learning to Spell

•, Spelling
I have made this worksheet for my students to practice the alphabet. You should call out different letters (not in a particular order) and if they need one of these letters for their words, they s ...
2 Complete BeginnerElementary
How Many Words Can You Write with These Letters?

How Many Words Can You Write with These Letters?

• » Spelling
How many words can you write with these letters? Using the words in 'Summer is my favourite season. What's yours?' students write new words. For example, if we take the 'i' in 'is' and the 't' in ...
3 All levels
Animal Spelling

Animal Spelling

•, Spelling
This worksheet is for beginners and/or grade 1 or 2 primary students, it uses real pictures of common animals to help students identify the correct noun with the right animal, and forces them to g ...
1 Complete Beginner
Simple Spelling Practice for Kids

Simple Spelling Practice for Kids

• » Spelling
[url=http://][/url]For low elementary/ primary learners. Learners practice writing cat, cup, bag and ant. The sheet starts with the whole word which you practice together, then fold the top over, ...
2 Complete Beginner
Know Our Trees

Know Our Trees

This worksheet includes information about some of the trees around the world. The pupils can rewrite the name of the trees to memorize the spelling and the accompanying pictures will help the pupi ...
4 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Toys Spelling

Toys Spelling

• » Spelling
This is for complete beginners. It improves kids spelling ability. The students spell the words in the spaces provided next to the pictures. It contains ten words related to kid's toy so that it i ...
1 Complete Beginner
Practising and Learning Spelling with Pictures

Practising and Learning Spelling with Pictures

•Spelling,
Here are words with missing letters, children need to fill them by following the accompanying images. This worksheet helps children write and concentrate on the spelling by filling the blanks. Rew ...
2 Elementary
Learning Spelling with Pictures

Learning Spelling with Pictures

•, Spelling
The worksheet is about filling the missing letters with the help of the given picture. This helps a child to understand and think of the object the word refers to. It also helps in developing voca ...
2 Elementary
Reading Comprehension - I Think My Dad is Dracula

Reading Comprehension - I Think My Dad is Dracula

•, Spelling,
This reading comprehension is a funny poem about a child who thinks their Dad is Dracula! Students read through the poem and underline the correct spelling of the word in brackets. They must then ...
7 Elementary

Got a great worksheet on Spelling? Tell us about it and become a BusyTeacher contributor!

Submit a Worksheet
 
About Spelling Worksheets
Spelling is a very important part of ESL so there are 173 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.
find worksheets