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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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 117 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 2,090 Elem
Spellings - e_e words

Spellings - e_e words

This worksheet was created for primary/elementary school students and focuses on e_e words. Students are asked to complete the sentences by choosing the correct e_e word from the word bank. Some o ...
1 Views 2,465 Elem
Dictionary Skills - Word Unscramble (2)

Dictionary Skills - Word Unscramble (2)

This English resource practices dictionary skills and was created for primary/elementary students. Students are asked to unscramble the words, they may use a dictionary to check their spellings. K ...
1 Views 7,674 Elem
Common Exception Words 2

Common Exception Words 2

Common exception words are 'tricky words' to read. Some exception words are used very frequently, which is why children should start reading and writing them at an early age. This English resource ...
1 Views 4,387 Elem
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Homophones Game - Cards with Pairs

Homophones Game - Cards with Pairs

Ruth Pardiñas
•Spelling,
This worksheet contains 28 pairs of homophones, and it can be used to focus on the pronunciation of some everyday vocabulary. All the words may be cut out and then put back together in pairs using ...
2 Views 10,578 All
Dictionary Skills - Word Unscramble (1)

Dictionary Skills - Word Unscramble (1)

This English resource practices dictionary skills and was created for primary/elementary students. Students are asked to unscramble the words, they may use a dictionary to check their spellings. K ...
1 Views 5,734 Elem
Common Sight Words - Complete the Sentence (3)

Common Sight Words - Complete the Sentence (3)

Common sight words are words that need to be recognised on sight. This 'Complete the Sentence' activity will help young students read these difficult words and also write them too. There are ten w ...
1 Views 5,111 Elem
Researching Animals - Giraffe

Researching Animals - Giraffe

This science worksheet was created for primary aged children and asks students to write a short report about giraffes. They must include the answers to the questions in their report. This will hel ...
1 Views 4,456 Elem
Phonics - 'ur' and 'er' Words

Phonics - 'ur' and 'er' Words

This worksheet was created for primary/elementary school students and focuses on 'ur' and 'er' words. Students are asked to complete the sentences by choosing the correct words from the word bank. ...
2 Views 6,284 Elem
Homophone Pairs Game

Homophone Pairs Game

•Spelling, ,
This worksheet contains 28 pairs of homophones. It can be used to focus on the pronunciation of some everyday vocabulary. All the words may be cut out and then put back together in pairs using dif ...
7 Views 18,409 All
Suffix - 'tion' words

Suffix - 'tion' words

This worksheet was created for primary/elementary students. A suffix is a phonetic unit that is placed after a root word. This English resource focuses on the suffix -tion. Students complete the s ...
3 Views 10,189 Elem
Penguins - How Many Words?

Penguins - 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 ...
3 Views 7,665 Elem
Spelling List - Flowers

Spelling List - Flowers

Spelling is important because it aids in both reading and writing. This spelling worksheet includes the names of 12 flowers. Students learn the spellings and firstly put them in alphabetical order ...
4 Views 7,461 Elem
Spelling Numbers 1-10

Spelling Numbers 1-10

This is a spelling worksheet for young learners (I used it with kids of about 7-9 years old). It consists of the following pages: first four pages are puzzles thar your students can put together t ...
5 Views 10,683 Beg
Common Exception Words 1

Common Exception Words 1

Common exception words are 'tricky words' to read. Some exception words are used very frequently, which is why children should start reading and writing them at an early age. This English resource ...
7 Views 7,426 Elem
Spelling Rules: Simple Present (3rd person he-she-it)

Spelling Rules: Simple Present (3rd person he-she-it)

Diana
This activity requires students to identify the correct spelling of the verbs for the Present Simple for 3rd person singular (he/she/it) and match the verb to its respective spelling rule. Some in ...
6 Views 27,245 ElemPre-Int
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 ...
7 Views 22,006 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 19,007 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 14,277 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 ...
8 Views 6,542 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 10,324 Beg
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 ...
4 Views 8,070 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 ...
9 Views 12,484 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 ...
7 Views 9,418 Elem

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