We have oodles of printable spelling lists here at Spelling
Words Well. If you know what grade level you need, see the
links below to find lists for grades 1 through 9.
if you're not sure what list is most appropriate for your child or
students, read on below the list of links.
We've selected just 30 sample words from grades 1-9 and compiled them here. You may
use this list to get a rough idea of the proper level of words for your
child to study.
1) Quiz your
child, orally or written, over the 30 words at the grade level you
think might be at his current skill level.
2) If he spells 26 words or more correctly, he probably has a good grasp of most of the words in our larger lists at that level. You could quickly review the hardest words from that grade before moving on to the next level.
3) If he spells 20-25 words correctly, you should stay at that grade level and give your child plenty of practice in mastering those words.
4) If he spells less than 20 words correctly, you should back up to the previous grade and be sure he can correctly spell at least 26 of those words before trying to do anything more difficult.
Printable spelling lists for grades 1-9 : Sample lists
Remember, these printable spelling lists are a guideline to help you find the right place to get started.
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