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5th grade spelling words


Check out these 5th grade spelling words and activities. Whether you're a home school teacher, a classroom teacher, or a parent who's interested in strengthening your own fifth grader's spelling skills, we think you'll find these resources to be very helpful.

List of 5th Grade Spelling Words

5th grade spelling words

5th grade spelling words - A gigantic list of 300 words compiled after researching textbooks and several leading online resources.  Many of these words are typically included in fifth grade spelling programs; you'll also find a few interesting surprises. Use these words to make your own spelling word games, worksheets or for extra oral practice. From action, actor, and amusement to wound, wreck and x-ray, you'll find words to challenge most levels of students.

5th grade spelling bee words - A list of 100 words, arranged from easiest to most challenging. A good "short list" for your fifth graders to use and practice. Most of these words also appear on our master list of 300 words. Some are more difficult to challenge your best spellers. For something more difficult, go to this directory of spelling bee words


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5th grade spelling lists - 3 more big lists from typical fifth grade math, science and social studies classes. Lots of great words for your students to learn! These words are great for extra spelling practice, quizzes and language activities. See the links to more spelling lists at the bottom of this page!


5th grade vocabulary list

5th Grade Vocabulary Words - Mega-word list of 200 words! Some are arranged  in ten categories to engage your students in topics such as sports, adjectives, people, places, social studies, fruits and more! How about a game of hilarious racquetball on a tundra with a cartographer


5th grade lesson plans - Spelling dictation has never been so simple for teachers and parents! I've written 30 ready-to-go sentences using lots of words on the 5th grade spelling word list. Dictation lessons give students practice with listening, writing and spelling. What could be better? 


Fifth Grade Spelling Words & Activities eBook from www.spelling-words-well.com

Fifth Grade Spelling Words and Activities will provide excelling spelling practice with 240 grade-level words across 12 topical units. Lots of different activities are provided to make learning enjoyable. Learn more and download free sample pages here.



Sixth Grade Spelling Word Lists and Activities

Sixth Grade Spelling Word Lists and Activities provide extra practice for your students with 240 spelling words, using a wide range of activities. Go to the full description page where you can view samples and purchase your own copy immediately! Great for home school, remote learning and in-person classrooms.

Fifth Grade Writing Prompts

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


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Set #1 - Twelve engaging prompts featuring a magic frog act, a birthday surprise, Different Day and nine more!


Set #2 - Twelve more writing prompts for 5th grade, featuring a sneaky mouse in the principal's office,  mysterious bubbles and more. 

Spelling Worksheets

Hideaways! One of our most challenging Spelling Worksheets for Grade 5, from www.spelling-words-well.com

Hideaways - One of our most challenging spelling worksheets for Grade 5! Students must carefully choose the correct letter in each clue to spell two hidden words.  It's a fun way to practice spelling and thinking skills!

5th grade worksheet, Shoe Shenanigans from www.spelling-words-well.com

Shoe Shenanigans - Great practice in identifying and correcting misspelled 5th grade spelling words in this story about shopping for shoes. Some sentences have misspelled words, but not all of them! Can you students find only the words that need to be corrected, and then fix them properly? Along the way, they'll read a light-hearted story about two friends who go shoe-shopping. 

A Snowy Situation - Give students valuable spelling AND vocabulary practice with this engaging worksheet. First, they must pick the correctly spelled word in each pair. Then they have to find the sentence in which it makes the most sense. The sentences flow together to tell the story traveling in dangerous conditions. 

Fun, Flexible Fifth Grade Worksheets - "Fish Net" and "Intersecting Synonyms" provide fun spelling practice with almost any spelling word!  If you've been considering my AnyWord Worksheets eBook, here's your chance to try out two pages for free!

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

 Three Part Puzzler - Students must reconstruct 12 familiar words, syllable by syllable, one from each of three columns,  in this challenging page. 

Word Search Puzzle - Students identify incorrectly spelled words and find the correct ones in a unique puzzle. The worksheet is based on our fifth grade spelling word list.

So N "ICE" to Know You! -  This page provides great spelling and vocabulary practice for students in middle school and older. Each answer contains the letters ICE. Some of the words are super-easy. Others? Not so much!

Don't miss my brand-new crosswords! I've written a collection of easy crosswords, and some more difficult ones, too. 

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Croaky Meets the Plumber and Extra Letters Worksheets: Students chose the correctly spelled words to complete an interesting story or eliminate extra letters to solve a word puzzle.

Brain teasers for all abilities. Try our Level 1 or Level 2 puzzlers for new ways to help students think and spell!

Spelling Games & Activities

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Missing Letters and In Between  - Two super-simple ways for students to practice spelling, develop their vocabulary and practice dictionary skills. "Missing Letters" is a great practice activity because once you teach it to your students, they can start making the next versions for you! And we all know, that students learn best when they teach. "In Between" provides fun practice in using alphabetization and guide words. The competitive aspect only adds to the fun!

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More Spelling Fun for Kids - New games to play on a Scrabble game board. Mumbo-jumbo, anyone?   

Fifty-Fifty - Fun word game for kids. Older students earn points as they engage in word play and spelling fun.

Here are two fun ideas to put some pizzazz into your weekly spelling bee quizzes. Try these spelling test games this week!

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Spelling Bee Games - Try one of our new Silent Spelling Bee variations. A fun--and quiet--twist on  a classic game!

Another Spelling Bee Game - Students step up to victory as they help their team advance in this fun new game.

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Spelling Homework Ideas The more practice the better! 20 fabulous, flexible ideas for any list of weekly spelling words.

Spelling Word Games View our entire collection of interactive games for small and large groups of students. Spelling reinforcement can be fun!

Spelling Worksheets See the entire assortment of reproducible pages for spelling practice. Lots of formats from which to choose.

We have helpful spelling lessons, too, including this Step-By-Step lesson plan on those tricky IE/EI words.

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AnyWord Spelling Practice Books - A wealth of worksheets, games and writing prompts for practicing any 5th grade spelling words. Use the pages over and over!


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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