Our 7th grade spelling words will help you target your spelling instruction and practice. By seventh grade, students should have a strong foundation in the basics.
But many students may still need to review and strengthen their skills in some areas, including adding suffixes such as -able, -ible, commonly confused words, frequently misspelled words, and new vocabulary words.
Here's our list of 300 7th grade spelling words, selected from several popular resources. Please note that this list offers a general guideline. Your curriculum and the needs of your students may vary.
Printable version of 7th grade spelling words
7th Grade Vocabulary Words - Here are 240 challenging words to stretch your upper grade students this year! Follow all the tips and extra activities listed to get the most out of this mega list of vocabulary words. You'll find a plethora of people and place words, along with many new verbs, adverbs and adjectives. Then dive in and help your students begin to use these words!
Wacky Weather Worksheet - A challenging 7th grade worksheet that uses the puzzle-y cryptogram format! Complete instructions are included on the website to explain cryptograms. Once kids know how to solve these, they'll want to write some of their own for classmates to solve. They are a fun (and sneaky) way to reinforce superb spelling!
At-TEN-tion - This English worksheet will provide learning fun along with excellent practice with spelling and vocabulary words. It is suitable for students in approximately grades 5 - 8.
Q: What are some good 7th grade spelling words?
A: Here are a few of the words from our big list of 7th grade spelling words: abandon, achievement, biscuit, bizarre, bureau, campaign, capable, competent, descendant, fatigue, graffiti, grievance, heroic, inconvenient, irresistible, juvenile, mileage, miniature, nuisance, oases, oasis, panicked, paralysis, privilege, receipt, scarcity, solemn, souvenir, tournament, traitor, vigorously, wheeze.
Q: Of all these 7th grade spelling words, which are the most important for my students to master?
A: Students should first learn to spell the words they use the most. So for any group of students, those words will differ from person to person. It's challenging to customize a weekly spelling program for 25 students, for example. When selecting words, then, try to choose those that are most commonly used by the most students. Try to accommodate individual needs through "bonus" words in which extra credit is given for the correct spelling of extra-difficult words that are different for various students, according to their needs and vocabularies.
Q: Where can I find lists of difficult words, or additional vocabulary words, for this purpose?
A: You can be on the lookout for challenging words in students' literature, and subject area texts, such as their science, social studies and math textbooks. Also, list to words that students already use in their conversations. Do they use words that they may not know how to spell?
Additionally, on this website, I have a compilation of several lists of difficult English words. You may also be interested in my list of 240 7th grade vocabulary words.
Please check out our 6th grade spelling resources, too!
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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