100 Tricky Elementary              Spelling Words

Many common elementary spelling words contain silent consonants, irregular vowels, or other tricky spellings.  Students often need a little extra practice reading, writing and spelling these words.

Your kids will get an extra spelling boost as they master these important words!

We've chosen 100 of these words. Print the list to use and study with your students.  Use these words frequently in homework, boardwork and other classroom activities. 

Printable list of 100 Elementary Spelling Words

again although answer any
are become been both
bought catch climbed color
come could country do
does door earth edge
eight enough example eyes
father few find four
friend from give great
group have heard island
kind knew know learn
listen live many measure
most mother move night
off often old on
once one only other
people picture piece quickly
right said science should
sign snow some straight
stretch sure talk their
there they though thought
through to today two
usually walk want was
watch water were what
where who women word
work world would write
wrote you young your

Young students need lots and lots of practice when learning new spelling words. Why not make it fun?! Check out our grade level pages for the ideas that will work best for your student.

We also have free spelling word games and spelling worksheets.

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There's no need for
your students to feel
this way!


boy frustrated with elementary spelling words

By mastering key
spelling words early, elementary students
can achieve success
and build confidence!


See also our grade
level spelling lists
and activities:

First grade
Second grade
Third grade
Fourth grade
Fifth grade
Sixth grade