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Printable Spelling Worksheets

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The printable spelling worksheets on this page will provide your students fun practice in spotting and spelling troublesome words, said, friend, eight, and because. What better format to use than a word search puzzle? 

Four Printable Spelling Worksheets

Use these four short, half-sheet puzzles as homework, seat work, or at a learning center in your classroom. Scroll down to see a list of more free spelling worksheets.

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#1  Said : How long will it take you to find said spelled correctly 9 times?

word search puzzle with the word SAID

#2  Friend : Find friend spelled correctly just 5 times

word search puzzle with the word FRIEND

#3 - Eight : The word eight appears exactly 8 times.

word search puzzle with the word EIGHT

#4 Because :  Finally, we focus on that frequently misspelled word, because. It's your job to count the number of times it is spelled correctly in this puzzle.

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Why not make some of your own printable worksheets, following this format, with words that are troublesome for your learners?

Better yet
, let the students make puzzles like this for each other. What better way to practice spelling words over and over?   Provide graph paper on which students can write their puzzles. Then photocopy the finished puzzles to share.

More Printable Spelling Worksheets

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Write it Right - Fun spelling practice worksheets for commonly misspelled words. Try this simple format, then use it for your own word list. 

NEW! Veggie Vowels - A fun format that focus on correct vowel spelling for fifteen popular, healthful foods. 

NEW! Number Spelling Scramble - Students will practice the correct spellings of some tricky number words with this fun page.

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Compound Confusions! - This woodpecker  introduces your students to a great compound word challenge! Great vocabulary and spelling practice. For grades 3-5.

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Free Spelling Worksheets - Can You Spell Well?: If kids identify all of the incorrectly spelled words, they'll be able to SEE the results as they shade in the correct answers.  

Spelling crossword puzzle - Here's a fun way to practice spelling those tricky plural nouns.

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!

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Mystery In the Attic Spelling Worksheet:  Kids read a humorous story about a mysterious attic as they choose correctly/incorrectly spelled words.

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!  

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 reused throughout the year. 

REMEMBER: It's been shown that the best way to be sure elementary students are really spelling well is not by giving them lots of spelling quizzes, but by giving them lots of written practice with words in context.

The puzzle worksheets like the ones on this page are terrific for helping kids recognize the correct spellings. But they must also use the words. So, give kids frequent written exercises -- creative writing, English workbook pages, grammar exercises, letter writing and more.


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Joyous Christmas Puzzlers

Joyous Christmas eBook!  10 fun Word Play Puzzlers featuring the true meaning of Christmas. 

AnyWord Spelling Practice eBooks

 AnyWord Spelling Practice Series Worksheets, games & prompts that work with almost ANY spelling words! 

Fun Spelling Worksheets for Grades 1-2

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

Gigantic eBooks - large covers

Gigantic Spelling Bee Word Lists with definitions, sentences and languages

Spelling Bee Toolbox eBooks

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

Mammoth Spelling Bee Word Lists

Mammoth Spelling Bee Word Lists    with sentences, definitions, and languages

Monumental Spelling Bee Word Lists

Monumental Spelling Bee Word Lists with definitions, sentences and languages

Young Spellers Spelling Bee Word List

Young Spellers Spelling Bee Word List for Grades 1 & 2 

100 Difficult Spelling Bee Words eBooks

100 Difficult Spelling Bee Words, Definitions & Sentences  My toughest lists, for upper grades and adults!

600 Spelling Bee Words & Sentences

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

101 Word Play Puzzlers eBook

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