How would you like easy spelling practice activities that your students can use without having to create new worksheets every week?
These FREE printable spelling practice worksheets are perfect for homework or in-class practice.
Do you have differentiated lists? No problem! The children use their own spelling lists.
Also, there is flexibility in the number of words; 10, 15, or 20.
So let’s take a look at your FREE Spelling Practice Activities :
Spelling Ships Worksheet
First, let’s set sail with one of my favorite ways to practice correct letter order with Spelling Ships. Be sure to model how to complete each ship before assigning this practice page. Have the student choose a spelling word. Write only the first letter at the top of the sail. Then move to line two. Write the first and second letters. Next move to line three. Write the first, second, and third letters. It is through this repeated sequence that the child is learning the correct way to spell the word.
Caution: it will not do any good to write the first letter 5 times, then the second letter 5 times. Kids will try shortcuts, but it won’t make them better spellers.
Roll & Spell Spelling Practice Activities
Make spelling practice more engaging with some dice. Students roll the die to determine which color to write their spelling word. I like to place the die in see-through containers like these from Amazon.
Or foam dice are a great option.
Alphabetical Order Spelling Worksheet
This next activity works on the skill of alphabetical order. The student writes the first five words from their list in the order they appear inside the checkered box. Then they write those five words in alphabetical order on the printing lines beside the box. Words 6-10 go in the next section. I’ve also included a second page which can be xeroxed on the back for words 11-15 and 16 – 20 depending on how many words are on your list.
Spelling Sentences Worksheet
I really like the children to use the words in context as well as practice proper sentence structure. With this next activity, you can accomplish both! Notice the writer’s checklist on the right side to keep the students accountable with “The Write Stuff”. Side 2 has lines for two more sentences.
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Partner Spelling Practice Activities
In addition to worksheets that can be completed independently, I also like to include partner activities. We use them after completing assigned work, during morning arrival time, or as a center activity.
This simple game is a hit with my students. All you need are:
- Craft Sticks
- Permanent Marker
- Large Plastic Cup
Prepare the craft sticks by coloring the top edge with a color. Use a different color for each cup. I’ll explain why later on.
You will want 3 more sticks than the size of your spelling list. So if you have 15 words, you will need 18 sticks per cup. Each cup is for 2 players.
Next, at the opposite end, write a number on each stick from 1 – ? that matches the size of your spelling list. Don’t repeat a number within a cup. On the remaining 2 sticks, write the word KABOOM!
Place the sticks in the cup with the colored end up. This will help hide the words and numbers from the players.
How to Play
Students sit across from each other with 1 copy of their spelling word list and 1 cup of Kaboom sticks.
Player 1 picks a stick and says the number. The partner will ask them to spell that corresponding word on the list. For example, if I draw a 7, then I have to spell word #7.
If the word is spelled correctly, the player keeps that stick. If the word is misspelled, then the stick is returned to the cup.
Now the players switch roles.
The winner is the first person to get 7 sticks.
Here is where it gets exciting: If a player pulls the Kaboom stick, then ALL their sticks get returned to the cup. If the player doesn’t have any sticks, then they simply lose their turn.
Spelling City – Digital Spelling Practice Activities
Looking for a digital option? This site has tons of ways to practice. This works best when the entire class is practicing the same words. Spelling City is now part of the Learning A-Z company. You can also use this site to practice your vocabulary words.
Do You Use Personal Word Walls?
This great tool is more functional than a traditional word wall and your kids will actually be able to see the words! Check out this article to learn more about them.
What are some of your favorite spelling practice activities? I’d love to hear in the comments!