Hi! It’s Wednesday, September 8, 2010 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!
Zaner Bloser: Spelling Connections
Age Range: 6-13 (Grades 1-8)
A Maryland ClickScholar suggested this website that offers free downloadable and printable spelling practice worksheets in English and Spanish.
There are a year’s worth of worksheets for each grade level. Although designed to be used in conjunction with the Zaner Bloser spelling program in a classroom setting, the worksheets can easily be used without the program in a home environment.
When you get to the site you’ll see an introductory message and a menu of grade levels from 1-8. Click on any grade and a new page opens providing you with the opportunity to download and print the worksheets in English or Spanish.
Each grade level covers spelling skills that progress in difficulty with each subsequent grade. For example:
*Grade 1 – Worksheets include words with short and long vowel sounds, adding s to words, adding ing, and using consonant blends.
*Grade 4 – Short and long vowel sounds, diphthongs, silent consonants, suffixes, contractions, prefixes, calendar words, plurals, possessives, compound words, and words for continents and nationalities.
*Grade 8 – Closed and open syllables, compound words, double consonants, prefixes, suffixes, irregular plurals, Latin roots and forms, words from other languages, commonly confused words, words of names and places, and frequently misspelled words.
You can print out “homework” spelling practice activity worksheets for each grade level too.