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Back to School Worksheets

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Back to school worksheets will get your students off to a great start, especially these FUN pages! Our new reproducibles feature three different kinds of spelling puzzles that your students are sure to enjoy!

Teachers, don't waste that first day back in the classroom. Give your students one of these unique worksheets to dust off their spelling skills and keep them on a worthwhile (and very fun) task.

Parents, these worksheets are also great to do at home before the first day of school! 

Three Back to School Worksheets

#1 - Backpack Puzzler

Students must identify and correct 15 misspelled words in a backpack advertisement.   Printable version with answers

Back to school worksheet: Backpack with lots of spelling errors

#2 - Back-to-School Word Search

Younger students must add a missing vowel pair to each of 12 words, then find the words in the puzzle, and write the words again. They'll get lots of practice with common words they need to know.

Printable version with answers

Back to school worksheets: Word search puzzle

If you like this spelling word search puzzle, you can find more mini-word searches here. If there are other activities you can't find on our site, please use our site map, or contact us. If we don't have it, we'll try to help you find it.

#3 - Back-to-School Cryptogram

Students in middle school and up will be challenged to use what they know about spellings and letter patterns, as well as their own vocabularies, to decode this list of school supplies. Tips for solving cryptograms are provided.

Printable version and answers

Back to school worksheets: Cryptogram Puzzle

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!

More Back to School Ideas:

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Back to School Bulletin Board Idea - Put important content spelling words on full display from day one! This easy, flexible idea can be adapted to any subject area at any grade level. Check it out!

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Alphabet printables: All spelling begins with letters. These worksheets cover ABC order for beginners.

A Fun Day: 1st grade reading and spelling worksheet  Give your students reading, writing and spelling practice with this individualized story.

Printable spelling reproducibles - Mini word search puzzles: Students must spot the correct spelling of troublesome words.

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Elementary worksheets - Swap Sheets #1 and #2 - These flexible spelling pages are a brilliant way for students to practice writing their spelling words over and over -- without your instruction!  For grades 2 - 6.

Fun classroom worksheets - Swap Sheets #3 and #4 - More pages that are fun and flexible. They'll save you a lot of time and can be used over and over throughout the year.  Great for grades 2 - 6.

In addition to these back to school worksheets, please note that we have many more spelling worksheets and spelling games that you can use all year round here at Spelling-Words-Well.


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Think a Spell brain teaser eBook

Think-A-Spell! A fun collection of brain teasers and spelling challenges. Best for ages 10 to adult. 

AnyWord Spelling Practice eBooks

AnyWord Spelling Practice Series Worksheets, Games and Prompts that work with almost ANY spelling words!

Fun Spelling Worksheets for Grades 1-2

Fun Spelling Worksheets for Grades 1 and 2    50 All-new reproducible pages for early learners!

101 Word Play Puzzlers 275 px

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

Gigantic 78 cover 275 px

Gigantic Spelling Bee Word Lists with definitions, sentences and languages

Spelling Bee Toolbox Gr 35 cover 275 px

Spelling Bee Toolboxes for Grades 3/5 and 6/8   All the resources you need for a successful bee! 

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Monumental Spelling Bee Word Lists for grades 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 with definitions, sentences and languages

mammoth grade 34 cover 275 px

Mammoth Spelling Bee Word Lists  for grades 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8  with sentences, definitions, and languages

Young Spellers cover 275 px

Young Spellers Spelling Bee Word List for Grades 1 & 2 only 

100 Diff Words Vol 1 275 px

100 Difficult Spelling Bee Words with Definitions, Sentences and Pronunciations, Volumes 1 and 2

600 Spelling Bee Words & Sentences

600 Spelling Bee Words & Sentences for Gr 3/5 & 6/8 Extra words & sentences at two levels