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Fifth Grade Worksheets

...for fun, flexible spelling practice

Fifth Grade Worksheets for spelling practice

These fifth grade worksheets offer valuable vocabulary and spelling practice in fun, open-ended situations.

On each page, you can assign the  words you want your students to practice. (Each student could actually use a different list, which is great for differentiation.) Or students can select the words of their choice.  Either way, by the time students  have completed each page, they will have had lots of practice in the correct spelling of these words!

#1 Intersecting Synonyms


  • Write a list of 10 spelling words in the box on the right
  • Find synonyms of as many of these spelling words as possible. Look for synonyms that have at least one letter in common with the spelling word. 
  • Write the words and their intersection synonyms as shown in the sample. Use additional graph paper, if needed.
Intersecting Synonyms worksheet

#2  Fish Net


  • Make a list of 10 spelling words in the box on the right.
  • Add letters to the fish so that you can spell as many words as possible. You can move from letter to letter only if there is a line connecting them. See the example on the printable worksheet.
  • Write the words that you can spell with your fish net in the blanks at the bottom of the page. 
Fish Net - fifth grade worksheet

Printable Version of Both Pages

These worksheets are included in my AnyWord Word Play Worksheets eBook! If you enjoyed these pages, you'll love the rest of the book, too. This book is part of my AnyWord Spelling Practice Series which also includes Writing Prompts and Partner Games. 

More Free Fifth Grade Worksheets

Put words in alphabetical order worksheet

Put Words In Alphabetical Order with this pair of engaging worksheets. The first list features 25 fun foods that must be alphabetized by their first and second letters. The second page requires students to look at the third and fourth letters in a list of five letter words that all begin with W. Challenging!

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Silent Letter Search: Word search fun! Students must add the correct silent letters and then locate the completed words in the puzzle. 

Fifth Grade Writing Prompts


I've written two sets of engaging writing prompts, aligned with our fifth grade spelling word list.  Use these stimulating prompts anytime throughout the year for fun spelling and writing practice!

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Set #1 - Twelve engaging prompts featuring a magic frog act, a birthday surprise, Different Day and nine more!

Set #2 - Twelve more writing prompts for 5th grade, featuring a sneaky mouse in the principal's office,  mysterious bubbles and more. 

5th Grade Spelling Words

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Here some important lists of 5th grade words you can use in the worksheets above:

5th grade spelling words - A gigantic list of 300 words typically included in fifth grade spelling programs. Use these for making your own spelling word games, worksheets or extra oral practice. Here's a peek at a few of the words.

5th grade spelling lists - 3 more big lists from typical fifth grade math, science and social study classes. Lots of great words for your students to learn!

5th grade spelling bee words - A list of 100 words, arranged from easiest to most challenging. A good "short list" for your fifth graders to use and practice. Most of these words also appear on our master list of 300 words.


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