Spelling, in the English language, is a widely accepted set of standards that dictates the arrangement of letters that represent language in the recorded form. The goal of a teacher with spelling is to help students learn to write more precisely. Studies have shown that good spellers are often solid readers. From the dawn of time teachers have given students humongous lists of words to memorize and sure they did well on spelling quizzes, but little carry over made it to student writing. Instead of memorizing words and focusing on the names of letters, you should focus on teaching the sounds that the letters make. Rather than going over words that are on the same subject, it is more important to teach word groups by the sound or sound chunks in the words. You will find that students will retain the words quicker and carry it over to other forms of language.
These activity sheets will teach your students various rules for spelling and pronunciation (which will help with correct spelling). Scroll down to find the grade level of spelling worksheets that you are looking for. The different lessons encompass when to capitalize letters, how various vowels and vowel combinations can be pronounced, the different pronunciations and spellings of specific phonemes, which consonants should not be doubled, changing suffixes correctly, when "i" comes before "e" and when it doesn't, choosing the correct homophones, reviews of commonly misspelled words, and more. The new generations do not feel that spelling is as an important skill as previous generations. A generation that doesn't know like without "Spell Check"; maybe that is why?