Common Core Standards : 

Ideas for Teaching Literacy Standards for Spelling

Teaching common core standards can be fun for you and your students! 

Here at Spelling-Words-Well, we’ve earned a reputation for creating fun, worthwhile ideas for teaching important spelling skills. Now we’ve aligned some of the games and worksheets across our site to the Common Score Standards.

See the official website of the Common Core State Standards to view the details of each standard. Then scan this list of resources to find exactly what you need.

Kindergarten Common Core Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.1c  (Regular plural nouns)  two socks

One Sock, Two Socks – Super-simple lesson for teaching the correct spelling of regular plural nouns

 CCSS.ELA-Literacy L.K.2c  (Write letters for sounds)

Phonics Flash Cards - Cute pictures and letters help to teach initial sounds

ABC Phonics Poem - A fun and funny way to learn about initial sounds!

the letter MAlphabet Printables – Letters to cut out and words to spell

Start the Picture – Supply the beginning consonants for simple words

Who Wants It? - A fun sing-song activity to help kids listen to match initial sounds to letters

Preschool Computer Game: Let your child sound out 3 words in each group, decide the first letter of all the words in the set, then click the big button to check his answer!phonic games picture game board

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.2d (Spell words phonetically)

Phonics Worksheets – Write simple words with short vowel sounds

Picture This – Phonics Game

What’s MissingSimple sight word game, with several variations

First Grade Common Core

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.1b (Common, proper and possessive nouns)

toy horn

What’s Yours? What’s Mine? – Convey the meaning and the spelling of possessive nouns in this simple lesson.


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.2d (Common spelling patterns)

All About Me – Customized fun with words first graders use

Word Family Worksheets – More customizable reproducibles

Word Scrambles  A fun way to practice many familiar words

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.2e (Phonetic spellings)

Picture Perfect – Fun phonics game with long vowel sounds

Roll It! – Students can make their own words with this fun activity

Fun Spelling Worksheets for Grades 1 and 2 – 50 reproducibles to build on LOTS of important spelling skills!

Second Grade Common Core

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.2a  (Capitalization)pumpkin, heart, Christmas tree

S.I.P. -  Easy-to-teach lesson covers the of capitalization of holidays and brand names

CCSS.ELA-Literacy L.2.1b (Irregular plural nouns)

Spelling Crossword Puzzle – Students write the correct plural nouns into the puzzle

CCSS.ELA-Literacy L.2.2c   (Contractions)

Contraction Action – Fun worksheets to form and use contractions. Calendar words are on this page, too!

Remember to check the official website of the Common Core Standards to view the details of each standard.

Third Grade Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1b (Irregular plural nouns)  two sheep

Spelling Crossword Puzzle – Students write the correct plural nouns into the puzzle

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.2e (High-frequency words, suffixes)

word search in the shape of 8Mini-word search puzzles – Give students practice in finding the correct spellings of troublesome words

 List of suffixes and words that use them – Use this handy reference list in your own lessons with common core standards

 AnyWord eBooks – 3 eBooks of printables that can be used with almost any list of spelling words!

CCSS.ELA-Literacy L.3.2g – Using Reference Materials

Dictionary Spelling Tips – Some of these tips for older students are worth sharing with your elementary students, too!

Fourth Grade Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.1g  (Frequently-confused words) 
a bare bear
Homonym Practice - 25 sets of important homonyms for your students to learn and practice. All are presented with definitions and sample sentences. A great way to improve spelling!

More Homonym Practice - Here's more help with spelling in Part 2 of our Homonym List, again presented with definitions and sample sentences.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.2d   (Spell grade-appropriate words correctly)

List of 4th grade spelling words and activities - Use this directory to find 300 fourth green diegrade spelling words, along with worksheets and games to learn them! You'll find lots of ways to implement the Common Core Standards here.

Shady Spelling - A printable partner game, ready-to-go for you at three different levels of difficulty!

Fifth Grade Common Core Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.2e   (Spell grade-appropriate words correctly)

List of 5th grade spelling words and activities - Use this direopen dictionaryctory to find 300 fifth grade spelling words, along with worksheets and games to learn them!

 Missing Letters and In Between - Build spelling and vocabular skills in your fifth grade students with these simple ideas.

Remember, there are lots of great ways to strength your students spelling skills. Be sure to try our Spelling Word Games and Spelling Worksheets!

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