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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. Work in pencil, so you can easily change your mind in finding the BEST location for each word. Remember, it may look like some words can go in more than one place in the puzzle, but there is one solution in which every word fits. 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. 

5. Pass out graph paper. Assign students to work in pairs or teams to create their own fill-in puzzle for another pair of classmates to complete. Use words from one of the grade-level words on this page

More 4th Grade Worksheets

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NEW! Fourth Grade Find-A-Word Puzzles: Words from our 4th grade spelling word list are hidden in this fun "4" shape for students' FUN and LEARNING! This word search puzzle features words with silent letters. It's printable for your convenience. Don't miss the special twist!

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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. This spelling worksheet combines humor, a wee bit of suspense and some great spelling practice! What could be making the noises in the attic? Will your students be able to correctly solve the other riddle at the bottom of the page?

Free Spelling Worksheets - Can You Spell Well?  This spelling worksheet will tell you! First print the chart of 55 words and read it carefully. Use a dark pencil, crayon or marker to shade all the words that are spelled incorrectly. Then turn the page as directed, and you'll know instantly if you found all the right answers!

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. 

Misspelled "bored" game

Wacky Packages  - Kids will look at some wacky packages and try to find all the misspelled words. Whether it's a "Bored Game" box, or a package of "Uncel Joes' Frozen Waffels," your students are sure to have a blast location all of my 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!

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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.

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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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