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Lots of spelling word lists from Spelling Words Well

I've gathered spelling word lists from all over my site into this one convenient page. Just choose the grade level or the topic you need from the list below.  You'll find free printable lists at each link.

NEW! I've just added challenging word lists for grades 10, 11 and 12. 

Not Sure Where to Start?

Use our printable spelling lists of 30 sample words at each grade level. Follow the instructions there to get a rough idea of the best place to start your student.

Grade-Level Spelling Word Lists

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Sight word lists - An assortment of the building-block words in English for preK - grade 3

Spelling for Kindergarten - Suggested starter word lists for your early learners, along with practical ideas for choosing the best spelling words and teaching them effectively. 

1st grade spelling word list - An all-purpose list of 200 words for first graders to learn. Includes sight words, short and long vowel words, and more.  We also have two shorter lists of 1st grade words:

100 short vowel words arranged in word families

 60 long vowel words for early learners

3rd grade spelling word list chart

2nd grade spelling words - 175 important words for second graders

3rd grade spelling words - 200 fundamental words for third graders to study and use 

4th grade spelling words - 300 useful words for kids with growing vocabularies

Be sure to download our list of 100 Tricky Elementary Spelling Words!

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5th grade spelling words - 300 words to help your students succeed

6th grade spelling words - Another set of 300 words for your students to learn and practice

7th grade spelling words - 300 words that provide practice in important grade-level words.

8th grade spelling words - 250 challenging words for the growing vocabularies of junior high students

9th grade spelling words - 200 words, tough enough to challenge most adults!

Get your brain in gear to try these new, tough word lists!

More Spelling Word Lists

Home Spelling Words - 100 Spelling Words of items commonly found in and around the home, along with some extension activities to help your kids master these important words. 

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! 

Difficult English Spelling Words - Our 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.

Please note: Our lists fit general guidelines. Curricula and students' abilities vary widely. So be sure to check more than one grade level to find exactly the words you need.

AnyWord Complete Set of 3 Books

Looking for a great way to practice all these spelling words? Check out our AnyWord Book Series! Three eBooks of fun worksheets, games and partner activities that you can use with Any Spelling Words!

Spelling Bee Word Lists

Find our spelling bee word lists for grades 2-8 here.

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If you need a lot of words, please take a look at our Spelling Bee Toolboxes. Each eBook contains 600 words and sentences, plus spelling bee rules, tips, certificates, and student helps. It's really the only resource you'll need for a successful spelling bee!

Spelling Skill-Building Aids

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Think-a-Spell eBook from www.spelling-words-well.com

Think-a-Spell eBook: 365 Brain Teasers and Spelling Challenges for Ages 10 to Adult  

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!

300 Spelling Bee Word Lists by Grade Level

 300 Spelling Bee Words by Grade Level, 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  Our 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!