When learning difficult spelling words seems like a long, uphill climb, remember that we're here to help!
One set of particularly difficult words are those that are spelled with the ei or ie vowel combination. We've compiled a printable list of 285 for you study. Some words on the list are useful for elementary students, others are appropriate for high school students, ESL students and adults.
Our step-by-step spelling lesson plans will help you master these tricky spelling words. See more ideas, and links to more word lists, at the bottom of the page.
For some really tough spelling words, we have a list of 100 Difficult Spelling Words for Spelling Bee Officials. This resource is now available in two volumes. We've included the pronunciation, definition, part of speech, etymology and a sentence for each word. If you're having a serious competition, these lists are for you!
NEW! Spelling Bee Words List - 25 Challenging Spelling Bee Words with Pronunciations and Meanings! Teachers, use these for classroom warm-ups or competitions. Students, learn these before your next competition!
You may also enjoy this list of 25 Hard Spelling Bee Words and Definitions. This is required learning for anyone who wants to excel in an upper grade spelling competition. Please take time to learn the word meanings, along with the spellings!
Step-By-Step Spelling Lesson Plans - Here's a very methodical way to teach, or learn, those tricky IE/EI words. Great for ESL students, upper elementary students, or adults. You can use every step of this lesson, or just the ones that you need. This free printable lesson includes a link to big list of IE/EI words for extra study and practice.
Step-by-Step Lesson - This lesson methodically teaches when to double, and when not to double, the final consonant when adding suffixes.
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