Spelling Words for Children: Important Words to Know

Learning to spell can be difficult for some students, but the quickest way to improve is frequent practice. Providing new activities and word lists for your son or daughter to try at home can better prepare him or her for weekly spelling quizzes. Read on for a word list and additional spelling tips.

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How Can I Help My Child Review Spelling Words

One of the most effective ways to help your child practice and review spelling words is to have him or her write them out repeatedly. However, this method can be tiring and loose a child's attention quickly. A more effective tactic is to incorporate your son or daughter's weekly spelling lists into a variety of games.

Several websites generate free word searches, jumbles and crosswords based on the terms you input, or you can create them yourself. Additionally, you may print off a variety of spelling worksheets for your child to complete in his or her spare time. To get started, use the following word list.

Spelling Word List

  1. Aloud - During class, my teacher read the book aloud.
  2. Bedroom - I usually go to my bedroom to read a book before I go to sleep, but last night I stayed in the living room.
  3. Complain - Mom told me not to complain about my homework, but it seems really hard.
  4. Discover - The museum helped me discover new facts about dinosaurs and animals.
  5. Family - Every Thanksgiving, my whole family gets together for dinner and games.
  6. Glimpse - We watched a documentary in my history class to get a glimpse of what the world was like 100 years ago.
  7. History - This building has an interesting history because it was built during the Civil War.
  8. Minute - We played a spelling game and only had one minute to spell the word correctly.
  9. Neutral - I fight with my sister a lot, but my mom and dad said they stay neutral and don't take sides.
  10. Opposed - Dad is opposed to me going to my friend's house on a school night because I won't get up on time in the morning.
  11. Practical - Our math teacher keeps telling us we'll find a practical use for long division someday.
  12. Random - Each version of the quiz had questions in a random order to keep students from cheating.
  13. Upon - Many fairytales start out with the words, 'Once upon a time.'
  14. Wait - I got out of class early and had to wait for my dad to pick me up.
  15. Yellow - Bubble bees have black and yellow stripes.
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