Printable Spelling Worksheets

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The printable spelling worksheets on this page will provide your students fun practice in spotting and spelling troublesome words, said, friend, eight, and because. What better format to use than a word search puzzle? 

Four Printable Spelling Worksheets

Use these four short, half-sheet puzzles as homework, seat work, or at a learning center in your classroom. Scroll down to see a list of more free spelling worksheets.

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#1  Said : How long will it take you to find said spelled correctly 9 times?

word search puzzle with the word SAID

#2  Friend : Find friend spelled correctly just 5 times

word search puzzle with the word FRIEND

#3 - Eight : The word eight appears exactly 8 times.

word search puzzle with the word EIGHT

#4 Because :  Finally, we focus on that frequently misspelled word, because. It's your job to count the number of times it is spelled correctly in this puzzle.

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Why not make some of your own printable worksheets, following this format, with words that are troublesome for your learners?

Better yet
, let the students make puzzles like this for each other. What better way to practice spelling words over and over?   Provide graph paper on which students can write their puzzles. Then photocopy the finished puzzles to share.

More Printable Spelling Worksheets

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Free Spelling Worksheets - Can You Spell Well?: If kids identify all of the incorrectly spelled words, they'll be able to SEE the results as they shade in the correct answers.  

Spelling crossword puzzle - Here's a fun way to practice spelling those tricky plural nouns.

For more fun spelling practice, try our AnyWord Spelling Practice Series. In these three eBooks, you'll  find word play worksheets, writing prompts and partner games and activities that work with almost any list of spelling words!

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Mystery In the Attic Spelling Worksheet:  Kids read a humorous story about a mysterious attic as they choose correctly/incorrectly spelled words.

Elementary worksheets - Swap Sheets #1 and #2 - These flexible spelling pages are a brilliant way for students to practice writing their spelling words over and over -- without your instruction!  

Fun classroom worksheets - Swap Sheets #3 and #4 - More pages that are fun and flexible. They'll save you a lot of time and can be reused throughout the year. 

REMEMBER: It's been shown that the best way to be sure elementary students are really spelling well is not by giving them lots of spelling quizzes, but by giving them lots of written practice with words in context.

The puzzle worksheets like the ones on this page are terrific for helping kids recognize the correct spellings. But they must also use the words. So, give kids frequent written exercises -- creative writing, English workbook pages, grammar exercises, letter writing and more.

Go to more Spelling Worksheets page: PreK - Gr 2

Spelling Worksheets: Gr 3 - 9

Go to Spelling Words Well Home page

Fun Spelling Worksheets for Grades 1/2  50 All-new reproducible pages for early learners!

 AnyWord Spelling Practice Series Worksheets, games & prompts that work with almost ANY spelling words! 

Spelling Bee Toolboxes for Grades 3/5 and 6/8   All the resources you need for a successful bee! On Sale!

Monumental Spelling Bee Lists with definitions, sentences and language of origin

Colossal Spelling Bee ebooks

Colossal Spelling Bee Word Lists  Definitions, parts of speech & sentences included for 600 words, at two levels

100 Difficult Spelling Bee Words, Definitions & Sentences  Our toughest list, for upper grades and adults!

600 Spelling Bee Words & Sentences for Gr 3/5 & 6/8 Extra words & sentences at two levels

Spelling Bee Primer New comprehensive resource for students and families!

101 Word Play Puzzlers   Build spelling and vocab skills in upper grade and adult students. Lots of fun for word-play fans!