Spelling Puzzles

two cartoon sheepSpelling puzzles are a great way for students to have fun while learning important spelling words and language concepts.  Our puzzles and worksheets are all printable and free.

In this spelling worksheet, the solver must supply the correct plural form for the noun given in each clue.  

For the clue hero, for example, solver would write heroes into the puzzle grid.  Or for sheep, the solver would write sheep!

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   spelling puzzles - crossword grid

spelling puzzle - crossword clues 

Spelling rules used in this crossword include...

Nouns ending in y after a vowel form the plural by adding s

Nouns ending in y after a consonant form the plural by changing the y to i 
and adding es;

Nouns ending in ch, s, sh,x or z form the plural by adding es.

Most nouns ending in f  or fe form the plural by changing the f or fe to v and 
adding es.

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