185 FREE Spelling Worksheets
About Our Spelling Worksheets
Spelling is a very important part of ESL so there are 185 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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185 FREE Spelling Worksheets

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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Classroom Countdown

Classroom Countdown

Flashcard Encyclopedia
There are 51 cards, all you need to do is cut them in half along the dotted line. Included is a guide on how to play, a list of the letters included and some jokers in case you lose some letters ...
6 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Its or It's? (3)

Its or It's? (3)

•, Spelling
This worksheet is for primary/elementary students. It’s is a contraction for it is or it has: It’s my bedtime. Its indicates possessive: The choir is proud of its performance. Write it ...
6 Elementary
Early Reader Booklet - Words That Start with 'A'

Early Reader Booklet - Words That Start with 'A'

•, Spelling,
Early Reader Booklet - Words that start with 'a'. This English resource was created for elementary/primary children and makes a great introductory booklet for young readers. It includes eight page ...
3 Elementary
First Letter Sounds

First Letter Sounds

•Spelling,
This is a fun worksheet for early learners to practice their first letter sounds. Children join each letter to the picture with the same beginning sound. There are five letters to match with each ...
5 Elementary
Spelling Game- Outdoor Activities

Spelling Game- Outdoor Activities

This worksheet is appropriate for young learners reviewing outdoor activities related vocabulary items and also the present progressive tense. Print out each card and fold the score part, then sti ...
7 Complete BeginnerElementary
Pronunciation Game - Matching Homophones

Pronunciation Game - Matching Homophones

Miriam
•Spelling,
Entertaining game with matching words with different spelling but same sound. Can be used as a game or a pronunciation lesson. Plus you can create a vocabulary lesson with the new words in the lis ...
8 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Alphabet's Missing Letters

Alphabet's Missing Letters

Rania Foka
•, Spelling
This worksheet was designed having in mind young learners at an early stage. The teacher can isolate the pictures and start teaching six to seven words per teaching hour. Once all the words have b ...
3 Complete Beginner
Colors

Colors

Shaghayegh
•, Spelling,
Here is a worksheet for a dictation about colors. It is useful for students who've just learnt how to write colors. There are some missing letters to complete the words. This worksheet can be done ...
6 Elementary
Comprehension - The Weather Is Perfect for Running

Comprehension - The Weather Is Perfect for Running

•Spelling,
This poem is called 'The Weather is Perfect for Running'. Students are asked to read through the poem and underline the correct spelling of the word in brackets to complete the rhyme. They must th ...
10 Elementary
-It Family

-It Family

• » Spelling
This worksheet is meant to practice -it endings in words, therefore, it is aimed at complete beginner students who are in their early stages of literacy. It consists of two questions in which stud ...
3 Complete Beginner
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

A Frozen themed powerpoint with spelling rules for forming comparative and superlative adjectives in English. It contains examples, the spelling rules and exceptions, and some irregular adjectives ...
3 Elementary
CCVC/CVCC words

CCVC/CVCC words

•Spelling,
It's a very simple way to get the students to practice reading CCVC/CVCC words in a fun competitive way. Pair up the students and the must read one word in turn. One student will be the top colour ...
2 Complete BeginnerElementary
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 ...
6 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 ...
6 Elementary

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