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Spelling Practice Worksheets

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These new spelling practice worksheets use a unique format that allows kids to write commonly misspelled words again and again, without becoming bored!  In fact, all over this site, you'll find a wide variety of fun formats to keep your learners engaged. 

On this page, students must write one letter in each blank to correctly spell each tricky word. I've included two pages at slightly different degrees of difficulty. 

Write It Right!

Printable Worksheet & Answers

Spelling Practice Worksheet that gives kids lots of practice with some important, frequently misspelled words
Spelling Practice Worksheet that gives kids lots of practice with some important, frequently misspelled words

(As always, be sure to print and review this page before assigning it to your students. This way, you can be sure the difficulty level is appropriate for your students.)

Ideas for extending this activity

1. Ask students to make pages like this for three spelling words that are challenging to them. Then ask kids to swap pages and complete each other's worksheets.

2. Every week or two, make pages like this for the entire class of the most difficult words on their spelling lists or from subject area texts.

More Spelling Practice Worksheets 

two onions

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

Flexible Spelling Worksheets : "Intersecting Synonyms" and "Fish Net" Give your students fun spelling practice with these pages. Best for grades 4-6. 

Word search puzzle in the shape of an 8, used for practicing the correct spelling of EIGHT. Find more spelling practice worksheets at www.spelling-words-well.com.

Printable spelling reproducibles - Mini word search puzzles: Students must spot the correct spelling of troublesome words in these fun spelling practice worksheets.

woodpecker pushing a wheelbarrow

Compound Confusions! - This woodpecker  introduces your students to a great compound word challenge!  Great for students in grades 3-5.

Spelling Practice eBooks

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!

Shoe Shenanigans - Students will get great practice in identifying and correcting misspelled 5th grade spelling words as they read a silly story about  shopping for shoes. 

Spelling Puzzles : Crossword for Plural Noun practice

Spelling crossword puzzle - This puzzle provides a fun way to practice spelling those tricky plural nouns. The solver must supply the correct plural form for the noun given in each clue. For the clue hero, for example, solver would write heroes into the puzzle grid.  Or for sheep, the solver would write sheep! 

a pair of pears

Homonym Pairs - Or is it pears? This fun page requires students to select the correct homonym in ten sentences. Then they'll find their answers in a pear-shaped maze!

package of frozen waffles, full of spelling mistakes

Wacky packages! - These free worksheets for kids feature fun, whimsical packages that are full of spelling errors. (You may have noticed that kids love to find other people's mistakes.)  One of our most popular pages!  

Croaky Meets the Plumber and Extra Letters Worksheets: Students chose the correctly spelled words to complete an interesting story or eliminate extra letters to solve a word puzzle. Based on our sixth grade spelling word list.

Cartoony carpenter with a hammer and a saw

Proceed with Caution! - Students need great spelling skills AND they need to carefully read and follow directions to successfully complete this fun.  Because the directions on this page are very tricky,  students will need to read each step very carefully. Hopefully, they will also have some fun along the way.  This is a terrific page for 6th graders.

Assembly Job - Reassemble the parts of 12 (mostly) familiar words. Great printable activity worksheet for vocabulary and spelling practice! Some of the word parts can be put together in more than one way, but students' task is to find a solution in which every small word is used exactly once. 

Fill-in Crossword Puzzles: Practice tricky word endings in two fun puzzles, perfect for grades 3-5. I've used important words from the fourth grade spelling word list. Worksheets for kids can be fun!

Calling All Early Learners!

Girl with megaphone, shouting out the ABCS

We also have a large collection of spelling practice worksheets for preschoolers through second grade. Here are just two samples:

Homework worksheets

Homework worksheets - 2 pages that are especially simple to do at home. String the letters to complete sight words, or find the hidden color words and write them correctly inside the crayons. Gr. K-2.

Word Scrambles - 2 worksheets with sets of familiar words to boost kids' vocabulary and spelling skills. Scrambled words provide a fun, puzzle-y format for a nice change! 


Q: What are one or two of the best spelling practice techniques?

A: Repetition is obviously key. But it's also important for students to UNDERSTAND the meanings of the words they are learning and how to correctly use words in context. In the worksheet above, kids will get a lot of repetition, but they will need additional activities to understand and use the words properly. Fun dictionary games and writing prompts are very helpful activities. 

Q: How many words should kids learn at a time?

A: This varies a lot by grade level and ability. Typically, I recommend the following number of words per week for these grade levels:

  • Kindergarten: 5 words
  • First Grade: 8-10 words
  • Second & Third Grade: 10-12 words
  • Fourth & Fifth Grade: 15 words
  • Sixth Grade or Higher: 20 words

Be sure to try some of our Spelling Word Games and Brain Teasers for Kids! You'll find a large assortment for all ages!

Author Ann Richmond Fisher

Ann Richmond Fisher is a longtime published educational writer, a former classroom teacher and a former homeschool teacher. Ann's spelling bee resources, graded spelling word lists, spelling games, worksheets, and other language arts resources have become respected around the globe since she launched Spelling-Words-Well in 2010.

Ann is also the creator of www.word-game-world.com.


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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!