221 FREE Spelling Worksheets

FREE Spelling Worksheets

Spelling is a very important part of ESL so there are 221 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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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 2,717 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 1,870 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 5,716 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 3,335 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 3,074 Elem
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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 3,438 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 3,160 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 3,982 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 4,742 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 3,310 Elem
High Frequency Words - Asked to An

High Frequency Words - Asked to An

•, Spelling,
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 4,140 Elem
High Frequency Words - If to Off

High Frequency Words - If to Off

•, Spelling,
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 2,264 Elem
High Frequency Words - Too to I'm

High Frequency Words - Too to I'm

•, Spelling,
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 2,004 Elem
High Frequency Words - People to Old

High Frequency Words - People to Old

•, Spelling,
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 2,021 Elem
High Frequency Words - Now to Their

High Frequency Words - Now to Their

•, Spelling,
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 1,760 Elem
High Frequency Words - Look to Back

High Frequency Words - Look to Back

•, Spelling,
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 1,652 Elem
High Frequency Words - Big to Very

High Frequency Words - Big to Very

•, Spelling,
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 1,688 Elem
High Frequency Words - One to Dad

High Frequency Words - One to Dad

•, Spelling,
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 1,494 Elem
High Frequency Words - Were to Mum

High Frequency Words - Were to Mum

•, Spelling,
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 1,446 Elem
High Frequency Words - Be to Then

High Frequency Words - Be to Then

•, Spelling,
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 1,386 Elem
High Frequency Words - What to Went

High Frequency Words - What to Went

•, Spelling,
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 1,465 Elem
High Frequency Words - Can to Her

High Frequency Words - Can to Her

•, Spelling,
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 1,356 Elem
High Frequency Words - His to We

High Frequency Words - His to We

•, Spelling,
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 1,254 Elem
High Frequency Words - They to At

High Frequency Words - They to At

•, Spelling,
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 1,206 Elem
High Frequency Words - He to You

High Frequency Words - He to You

•, Spelling,
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 1,281 Elem

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