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These 4th grade worksheets with fill-in crossword puzzles provide excellent spelling practice for your students. Why? Because students must spell each word correctly in order to complete the puzzle.

Whether your students are working at home or at school, we think you'll agree that these spelling worksheets are a worthwhile learning activity!

4th Grade Worksheets

We've used words primarily from our list of fourth grade spelling words in creating these worksheets.

#1 - Tricky Word Endings Fill-In Puzzle

Printable version of puzzle with word list 
Answer key

4th grade worksheets - crossword diagram

Students must place each word from this word list into the puzzle. They'll use the number of the letters in each word, along with the letters that are already placed in the puzzle, as clues. 

Suggest that your students use pencils. While it looks like some words can go in more than one place in the puzzle, there is only one solution in which every word fits.

5-letter words: color, honor, often

6-letter words: beggar, button, center, common, cotton, crayon, dinner, doctor, drawer, happen, mirror, season, soften

7-letter words: neither, whether, written

8-letter words: neighbor

#2   AL - EL - IL - LE Words Fill-In Puzzle

This puzzle works the same way. Fourth grade spelling practice can be fun!

Printable version of puzzle with word list
Answer key

These 4th grade worksheets provide fun spelling practice for important skills. Students will need to be careful with tricky word endings to complete this fill in.

5-letter words: apple, camel, final, loyal,  medal, table, total, towel, uncle

6-letter words: animal, battle, bubble, gentle, middle, nickel, normal, pencil, simple

7-letter words: special

8-letter words: squirrel

Another benefit of using these fill-in crosswords? Students will know right away if they've completed the puzzles correctly, so you won't have to spend much time evaluating their work.

Extension Activities

1. For the first worksheet above, assign students to work in pairs and list 5-10 more words for each of these endings: or, ar, er, en.

2. Also following completion of the first crossword, challenge students to individually write 3 sensible sentences that use at least two of the words from the word lists in the same sentences. 

3. For the second worksheet, ask pairs of students to list more al, el, il and le words. See if they can think of at list 5 more words for each letter combination.

4. Ask each pair of students to write a brief story that uses as many words from their list and/or the word lists on the puzzle page. 

More 4th Grade Worksheets

Grade 4 Worksheets : Three Part Puzzler for fun spelling practice!

 Three Part Puzzler - Students must reconstruct 12 familiar words, syllable by syllable in this challenging page. Students will draw lines to connect three word parts, one from each column, to spell a common word. 

woodpecker pushing a wheelbarrow

Compound Confusions! - This woodpecker  introduces your students to a great compound word challenge! Students need to match word parts to form new compound words. Extra activity and spelling tips included.

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

Free Spelling Worksheets - Can You Spell Well?: If students correctly identify the misspelled words, they'll shade the page to reveal in interesting word.

board game package with spelling errors

Wacky Packages  - Kids will look at some wacky packages and try to find all the misspelled words. 

It Pays to Spell Kids will get some great spelling practice, along with some computational practice which never hurts, right? These reusable pages work with almost any spelling words!

AnyWord Spelling Practice eBooks

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!

Fourth Grade Writing Prompts

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I've written two sets of engaging writing prompts, aligned with our 4th grade spelling word list.  Use these stimulating prompts anytime throughout the year for fun spelling and writing practice!

big guy carrying a lot of books

Set #1   Why is you dad carrying all your books at school? Who's the famous bus driver? What's so scary about the grocery bag?  Your fourth graders can let their imaginations run wild as they respond to these plus 9 more prompts.

Set #2  Students will explain why there's a camel at the window, why  their little brother keeps disappearing, and more. Fun, stimulating fourth grade writing prompts!

Brain Teaser Worksheets

Brain Teasers & Riddles

Picture Puzzlers2 Printable brain teaser worksheets where knowing how to spell simple words is a must!

Multiple-meaning jokes and riddles - Light-hearted word fun! A great way to practice language skills.

Magic Word Squares - 7 printable word brain teasers, easier than magic squares linked to in the list earlier on this page.

Difficult magic word squares page 1

Difficult Magic Word Squares - If the standard magic word square is not challenging enough for you, we think you'll love the ones on this page!

Fun Brain Teasers for Students  These fun brain teasers will check your students' spelling and vocabulary skills. They’ll also tickle their funny bones! 

Author Ann Richmond Fisher

Ann Richmond Fisher is a longtime published educational writer, a former classroom teacher and a former homeschool teacher. Ann's spelling bee resources, graded spelling word lists, spelling games, worksheets, and other language arts resources have become respected around the globe since she launched Spelling-Words-Well in 2010.

Ann is also the creator of www.word-game-world.com.


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Think-a-Spell eBook: 365 Brain Teasers and Spelling Challenges for Ages 10 to Adult  

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

300 Spelling Bee Word Lists by Grade Level

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Mammoth Spelling Bee Word Lists

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101 Word Play Puzzlers eBook

101 Word Play Puzzlers   Discover the FUN of letters & words as you solve each unique puzzle. Great vocabulary & spelling practice!