If you've been studying English spelling words, you know that there are plenty of difficult ones to learn. Words can be difficult for many reasons. Some are impossibly long and unusual. Some have hard-to-remember vowel combinations such as EI or IE or AI or IA. In some words, final consonants are doubled when adding consonants. In other words, those consonants are not doubled.
Where can you find lists of these words to study? What are some of the best ways to learn these words?
NEW! 300 Commonly Misspelled Words - Skim this long list of words to find the ones you misspell the most often. Then follow the tips on this page to master their correct spellings. Why make the same mistakes over and over again when you CAN improve your spelling skills?! A free printable page is included, along with many additional helpful resources.
172 Hard Words to Spell Study what makes these words (and so many others) so difficult to spell! Improve your spelling skills as you master the challenge words on this list. Learn more about unfamiliar words, words with tricky vowel combinations, silent consonants, double consonants and more. Follow the links to additional word lists and study tools! Words on the list include abecedarian, absquatulate, boutonniere, cappuccino, connoisseur, diaphanous, impuissance, logorrhea, pastiche, psephology, querulous, rinceau, terpsichorean, and many, many more.
102 Most Frequently Misspelled Words - If you study just one word list on our site, it should be this one. It contains words we use often. They're words you'll want to get right every time! Helpful for ESL students, adults and kids in grades 6 and up. If you ever have trouble with words like accidentally, accommodate, definitely, embarrass, familiar, lightning, millionaire, niece, preferred, receive, rhythm, or separate, truly, or vacuum, then this list is for you!
Difficult English Spelling Words - Here's my whopping list of 285 words spelled with IE and EI! Use this list to learn and practice the words you use most. Expand your skills and vocabulary with words you don't know. Use our free Step by Step spelling lesson plans to learn more about mastering these words. If you'd like to add more to this mega-list, please contact me with your additions!
Spelling Demons - Sometimes the words that trip us up are those that are easily-confused with other words, like desert/dessert, lose/loose, and allusion/illusion. Master this list to improve your spelling skills.
Hard Spelling Words
- This list includes words in which it's sometimes hard to remember if the consonants
are doubled when suffixes are added. Print out the word
list to use with the Step
by Step free spelling lesson that explains this skill.
8th grade spelling
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Hard spelling bee words - How many of these 25 challenging words can you spell? Definitions are also included.
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Tricky Elementary Spelling Words - Students in grades 2-5 sometimes need extra practice with these 100 common words.
101 Word Play Puzzlers Discover the FUN of letters & words as you solve each unique puzzle. Great vocabulary & spelling practice!
AnyWord Spelling Practice Series Worksheets, games & prompts that work with almost ANY spelling words!
Fun Spelling Worksheets for Grades 1/2 50 All-new reproducible pages for early learners!