248 FREE Spelling Worksheets

FREE Spelling Worksheets

Spelling is a very important part of ESL so there are 248 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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Halloween Picture Crossword

Halloween Picture Crossword

  This colorful activity asks students to look at the pictures and complete the crossword puzzle. It includes the words: skull, skeleton, bat, vampire, spider, witch, cauldron, lantern, ra ...
1 Views 45 Elem
Halloween Facts Cloze Activity

Halloween Facts Cloze Activity

  What is Samhainophobia? What are the colors of Halloween? Why are jack-o'-lanterns carved? Students read the facts about Halloween and fill in the missing words on this Halloween-themed ...
2 Views 2,595 Elem
Benjamin Franklin – Word Search Activity

Benjamin Franklin – Word Search Activity

This fun word search includes words that are associated with Benjamin Franklin. Students can try and find all of the words hidden in the grid. To make the exercise more interesting, see how many ...
2 Views 616 Elem
Autumn Word Search

Autumn Word Search

  This fun autumn-themed word search can be used in the autumn season! There are 20 words hidden in the puzzle, they include acorn, apple, autumn, chestnuts, chilly, cobweb, cool, crisp, h ...
2 Views 3,273 Elem
Energy Word Search

Energy Word Search

  This fun word search includes words that are associated with forms of energy. See if your students can find all of the words hidden in the grid. To make it more interesting you could see ...
2 Views 1,468 Elem
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Saving energy at home

Saving energy at home

  There are many things we can do to save energy around our homes. Saving energy reduces pollution that creates a healthier living environment. Children read through the text and learn som ...
2 Views 4,981 Elem
Introduction Cards

Introduction Cards

  This worksheet contains 16 cards which you can use whenever your students are practicing how to introduce themselves and giving personal information. You need to cut them out and give on ...
1 Views 4,253 BegElem
Spelling Activity: Famous Inventions

Spelling Activity: Famous Inventions

  This short spelling activity for elementary learners includes a list of 12 inventions. Students learn the spellings and firstly put them in alphabetical order. They must then choose the ...
1 Views 1,835 Elem
The Moon Cloze Activity

The Moon Cloze Activity

  Who was the first man to land on the moon? What is the tallest mountain on the moon? This science resource asks students to read through the facts about the moon and fill in the missing ...
1 Views 3,472 Elem
Numbers Concentration Game

Numbers Concentration Game

Helen Close
  This game is ideal for students who are learning basic English numbers. This Numbers Concentration game using the numerical and written form are matched up e.g. one/1, two/2, etc. The ca ...
1 Views 2,899 BegElemPre-Int
Animal Exercises

Animal Exercises

Natalia Shtefan
This worksheet is for child-beginners to practise words sand speak on the topic of animals. It includes revision, spelling, reading exercises and the Present Simple tense. Pictures and simpl ...
1 Views 4,699 Elem
English Resource – Word Morphs

English Resource – Word Morphs

  In this short worksheet, students morph one word into another by adding, deleting, replacing, or rearranging letters. Some of the words included in this resource are: rain – brain, ...
1 Views 1,600 Elem
Word Search Activity - Charles Dickens

Word Search Activity - Charles Dickens

  This word search activity about one of the best-known English writers, Charles Dickens, who was born in 1812, can be used as an extra resource in the classroom. There are 15 words for st ...
1 Views 1,645 Elem
Creative writing – Helping others

Creative writing – Helping others

  This short and easy creative writing exercise gives students a topic to start writing about. Students write a paragraph to explain how they or someone they know helps others. 
1 Views 5,423 Elem
How Many Words? Coronavirus Worksheet

How Many Words? Coronavirus Worksheet

This worksheet is an excellent resource to get your child thinking, improve their writing skills and build their vocabulary. Students write as many words as they can using the word 'coronavirus'. ...
2 Views 20,244 Elem
What is a Noun?

What is a Noun?

There are 16 nouns included in this English worksheet. A noun is a word that names a specific thing or set of things. Nouns can name living creatures, objects, places, actions, qualities, or idea ...
1 Views 9,647 Elem
Auxiliary Verbs

Auxiliary Verbs

Auxiliary verbs, or helping verbs, add meaning to the main verb of the sentence. This literacy was created with young learners in mind and asks students to complete sentences by adding auxiliary ...
1 Views 11,007 Elem
Verb Prefixes - de and re

Verb Prefixes - de and re

A prefix is a group of letters added before a word to alter its meaning. The prefix 'de' is used to reverse the verb's actions. It can also mean 'down' such as in the words decrease or decline. T ...
1 Views 7,686 Elem
Verb Prefixes - dis and mis

Verb Prefixes - dis and mis

A prefix is a group of letters added before a word to alter its meaning. The prefix 'dis' is generally used to make a word negative. The prefix 'mis' means badly, wrongly or incorrectly. This Eng ...
1 Views 7,935 Elem
Research Activity: The Sumatran Tiger

Research Activity: The Sumatran Tiger

This research activity was created by primaryleap.co.uk and asks students to use resources like the internet, library books, or magazines to help them answer the questions about the Sumatran tige ...
1 Views 4,666 ElemPre-Int
Word Search Activity - Coronavirus

Word Search Activity - Coronavirus

This simple word search can be used to support teaching students about coronavirus. There are 18 words hidden in the puzzle for students to find. This is a fun activity that can easily be enjoyed ...
1 Views 7,361 ElemPre-Int
Commonly Misspelled Words 2

Commonly Misspelled Words 2

There are lots of tricky words to learn in the English language! This resource includes 12 words that are commonly misspelled. Students put the list of words in alphabetical order and then choose ...
2 Views 10,149 ElemPre-Int
Commonly Misspelled Words 1

Commonly Misspelled Words 1

This English resource will help improve a child's spelling of commonly misspelled words. There are 12 spellings for students to learn. Students put the spellings in alphabetical order and then ch ...
2 Views 8,678 ElemPre-Int
Candles - How Many Words?

Candles - How Many Words?

How many words worksheets can be used in many ways. You can use it as a competition, as a timed challenge or just for fun! Students can complete the task on their own or in groups or in pairs. How ...
1 Views 14,556 Elem
Phonics - 'ss' and 'rr' words

Phonics - 'ss' and 'rr' words

This worksheet was created for primary/elementary school students and focuses on 'ss' and 'rr' words. Students are asked to complete the sentences by choosing the correct words from the word bank. ...
1 Views 9,587 Elem

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