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7th Grade Spelling Words

7th grade spelling words

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.

7th Grade Spelling Words:

Printable version of 7th grade spelling words

abandon abbreviation absence absolutely
absorb abundant accessible accompanied
accomplishment accurate achievement acres
adequate adjustable admit admittance
advice advise afghan alternate
alternative amusement analysis analyze
ancestor anniversary appreciate artificial
assistance association athlete atmosphere
attendance authority bacteria bagel
baggage benefited benefiting bicycle
biscuit bizarre boulevard boundary
bouquet brilliant brochure bulletin
bureau campaign cancellation candidate
capable capital capitol category
celery cemetery changeable chaperone
character cinnamon civilize commercial
committed committee commotion companion
competent competition complement complex
compliment compressor concentrate concentration
conductor confetti congratulations consequently
controlling cringe culminate culprit
deceive delayed democracy deodorant
descendant description diameter diamond
discourage disgraceful dismissal distinguished
dreadful economics economy elementary
embarrass emotion emphasize encircle
enclosing encounter endurance engineer
environment episode erosion eruption
evident exchange executive exhibit
expensive extinct extinguish extraordinary
extremely fabricate failure fascinating
fatigue flagrant foreign forfeit
frequently fundamental genuine ghetto
gossiping gradual graffiti grammar
grievance guarantee harass havoc
heroic hesitate horrify hospital
humid humility hygiene identical
idle idol illegal illustration
imaginary immediately immobilize impossibility
inconvenient incredible individual infamous
influence informant inhabit inherit
innocence innocent instructor intelligent
interruption introduction involvement irate
irresistible jealousy judgment juvenile
kettle knitting laboratory language
legibly liquidation management maneuver
media mileage miniature misbehaved
morale mortgage movement murmur
musician mysterious negotiate nervous
nuisance nurture oases oasis
obedient obstacle obviously occasion
ordinarily ordinary organization pamphlet
panic panicked panicky parallel
paralysis paralyze penicillin pedestrian
phantom pheasant phrase politely
popular precipitation principal principle
privilege procedure pronunciation psychology
puny qualified qualifying quotation
raspberry reasonable receipt receiving
recipe recognition recommend recruit
reddest reprimand resigned restaurant
rotten sandwich scarcity scenery
secretary securing significance simile
sincerely sincerity situation skeptical
slumber smudge solemn souvenir
spacious specific stationary stationery
statistics subscription substitute superintendent
supervisor supposedly threatening tolerate
tongue tournament tragedy traitor
transferred transferring transmitted traveled
traveling unfortunately uniform university
unnecessary valuable various vehicle
version vertical victim vigorously
violation visualize volcano voyage
wealthy weapon wheeze wilderness

More 7th Grade Spelling Resources

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 - 7th grade worksheets

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!

English Worksheet - Attention!

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!

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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