Spelling is the writing of one or more words with letters and diacritics. In addition, the term often, but not always, means an accepted standard spelling or the process of naming the letters. In the sense of a standard, spelling is one of the elements of orthography and a prescriptive element of alphabetic languages. Spellings attempt to transcribe the sounds of the language into alphabetic letters, but phonetic spellings are exceptions in many languages due to several reasons. Pronunciation changes over time in all languages, and spelling reforms are irregular in most languages and rare in some. In addition, words from other languages may be adopted without being adapted to the spelling system, non-standard spellings are often adopted after extensive common usage, and different meanings of a word or homophones may be deliberately spelled in different ways to differentiate them visually.
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Free Printable Spelling Worksheets
Try one of these free printable spelling worksheets for your 5th, 6th, or 7th grade students. Spelling worksheets have never been so much fun for students and so useful for teachers and parents!
The first page features an fun story using grade-level words, The second worksheet has a puzzle-y twist. Both worksheets use words from our list of 300 sixth grade spelling words.
#1 Croaky Meets the Plumber
Printable Worksheet #1 - Croaky Meets the Plumber
#2 Extra Letters?
Printable Worksheet #2 - Extra Letters?
More Free Printable Spelling Worksheets
Silent Letter Search: Word search fun! Students must add the correct silent letters and then locate the completed words in the puzzle.
Wacky packages! - Find the spelling errors on these whimsical boxes. There's a wacky board game and a package of waffles you don't want to eat!
Spelling crossword puzzle- This puzzle provides a fun way to practice spelling those tricky plural nouns.
We have lots of brain teasers for kids of all ages that offer unique, fun ways to practice spelling.
Find the Right Words: Students identify correctly spelled words in a list and then find them in a fun word search puzzle. Based on our fifth grade spelling word list; suitable for grades 4-6.
Cryptogram Worksheet: Puzzle page for upper grades. Includes instructions so students, parents or teachers can make more cryptogram puzzles with any word list.
Hard Word Search Puzzle and Mystery Scrambles: Two challenging worksheets to stretch spelling and vocabulary skills.
Antonym Antics - Challenging vocabulary worksheet for upper grades and adults!
Check out our AnyWord Book Series! Three eBooks of fun worksheets, games and partner activities that you can use with Any Spelling Words!
More Spelling Resources
You may also be interested in these free spelling resources:
Spelling Bee Resources - If you're planning a spelling bee competition, you won't want to miss our vast assortment of spelling bee aids!
Spelling Homework Ideas - Visit our long list of homework ideas. Bore no more!
Spelling Word Lists - Lots of lists for students in grades 1-9, as well as difficult words for upper grades and adults, all at your fingertips!
Spelling Word Games - Fun formats for all ages and stages!
Tips for Building Spelling Skills - Upper elementary students hopefully have mastered basic spelling rules, but they many still need review and practice in these three important areas.
I'm always working on more spelling resources, so please visit again soon! If you see something you like, please tell another teacher or parent. If you don't see something you want, please tell me!
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