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Word Work Grid and Worksheets - Version 2

Free on Plus | 9 pages (PDF, Word)|Grades: 3 - 7

A grid with spelling activities and corresponding worksheets.

Activities on the grid include:

Syllable Words – Group your spelling words according to the number of syllables.

Working Out Words – Group your spelling words into nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs etc.

Spelling Search – Search for spelling words or words within words in your class novel/book you are currently reading.

Sell Your Words – Write a TV commercial for a product of your choice using as many spelling words as you can.

Cartoon Connection – Create a cartoon strip using as many spelling words as you can.

Spelling Bee – Write your words, definitions and sentences on the Spelling Bee Word Cards. Swap cards with a partner and ask them to spell the word. You can ask for the definition or the word used in a sentence.

Define It! – List your spelling words in the boxes on the left side of your paper and then write the definitions of each word on the right side, in random order. See if a partner can match the words and definitions correctly.

Lie Detector – Write a true or false statement explaining/ relating to each of your spelling words. Swap your words with a partner and see if they can correctly identify if the statement is true or false.

Script – Write a piece of dialogue between characters of your own creation. See how many spelling words you can use in the conversation. Use quotation marks and underline each spelling word.

Scrambled – Write each of your spelling words, jumbled up, on the left side of your page. Swap with a partner and see if they can unscramble each of the words and write the correct word on the right side of the sheet.

Editing Expert – In pairs, write a piece of text using each other’s words. Spell them incorrectly, swap pieces of text and then correct the spelling of your words.

Texting Words – Translate your spelling words into numbers using the phone keypad on the Texting Words Worksheet. Write the number that represents each word.

Word Worth – Use the Word Worth worksheet to calculate the value for each of your spelling words. Highlight the word/s that are worth the most and the least.

Crossword – Use grid paper to make a crossword using your spelling words. Don’t forget to provide clues for each word.

Spelling Search – Search through old magazines or newspapers to find as many spelling words as you can. Cut them out.

Updated 19/02/2015 – Added missing G to the Word Worth activity.

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Hi- Love this! Is it possible to get an editable version of this? There are just a couple I would like to change for my context! Thanks!

Domini Carroll · Jan 3rd, 2019

Great idea, Domini.
Our team is working on this right now. I will let you know as soon as this has been completed.

Kristian · Jan 3rd, 2019

Hi Kristian can you release the word version of this document. Many thanks

Jasmina Munari · Jan 25th, 2020

Yes, Is it possible to get an editable version of this?

Rachel Thompson · Feb 20th, 2020

Great to make learning spelling interesting and for homework activities. Thank you.

Zuriette Du Plessis · Nov 12th, 2017

Hi Zuriette,

Thank you for your comment and for your lovely feedback. We hope your students enjoy completing the activities in this grid!

Kind regards

Jill (Teach Starter) · Nov 19th, 2017


Tammy Lawler · Feb 27th, 2015

Some useful ideas for making spelling more interesting

Katrina Anderson · Feb 19th, 2015

Thanks Katrina 🙂

· Feb 19th, 2015

Resource Updates

  • An editable Word doc has been added.

    Addition by Paul (Teach Starter) Jan 28th, 2020

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