Spelling Rules

English words offer a challenge to writers. For every spelling rule, there is almost always an exception to the rule. Many times there are even exceptions to the exceptions! However, students still must learn to spell common words correctly, and the rules give good guidance. Listed below are our spelling rules worksheets, as well as worksheets for the exceptions. You may view or download them by clicking on the title. They are free to use at home or in the classroom.

Spelling Rule Exceptions for a Suffix: Double the Last Consonant

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A suffix is a a letter or group of letters that is added to a word to change the meaning or make a word into another type of word, such as a noun into an adjective. Use this worksheet to practice exceptions for a suffix.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
L.3.2

Spelling Rule Exceptions for a Suffix: Drop the Final E

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A suffix is a a letter or group of letters that is added to a word to change the meaning or make a word into another type of word, such as a noun into an adjective. Some common suffixes are -er, -est, -ful, and -able.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
L.3.2

Spelling Rule Exceptions for a Suffix: Words That End in Y

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A suffix is a a letter or group of letters that is added to a word to change the meaning or make a word into another type of word, such as a noun into an adjective. Some common suffixes are -er, -est, -ful, -less, and -ness. This is great for educational use both at home and in the classroom!

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
L.3.2

Spelling Rule Exceptions for Adding LY: Words Ending in Y

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Teach your students about spelling rule exceptions with this classroom activity. Students will be asked to add the correct suffix to each of the given words. This is great for educational use both at home and in the classroom!

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12

Spelling Rule Exceptions for Plural Nouns: No S at All!

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To make an English noun plural, add the correct suffix to the end of the noun. In this worksheet students will focus on words that require no s at all to become plural, then make each of the given words plural. For example, the word “child” becomes “children.”

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
L.3.2

Spelling Rule Exceptions for Plural Nouns: Words That End in CH and SH

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In this worksheet, students will read carefully and make each word plural. Use this activity to teach your students how to properly use common prefixes and suffixes.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
L.3.2

Spelling Rule Exceptions for Plural Nouns: Words That End in F and EF

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To make an English noun plural, we usually add an s to the end of the noun. An exception to this rule is when a word ends in f or fe. This worksheet will help students learn how to properly make such words plural.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
L.3.2

Spelling Rule Exceptions for Plural Nouns: Words That End in O

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In this worksheet, students will read carefully and make each word plural. Use this activity to teach your students how to properly use common prefixes and suffixes.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
L.3.2

Spelling Rule Exceptions for Plural Nouns: Words That End in X and Z

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To make an English noun plural, add the correct suffix to the end of the noun. In this worksheet, students will focus on words that end in x and z, then make each of the given words plural.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
L.3.2

Spelling Rule Exceptions for Plural Nouns: Words That End in Y

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To make an English noun plural, we usually add an s to the end of the noun. An exception to this rule is when a word ends in y. This worksheet will help students learn how to properly make such words plural.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
L.3.2

Spelling Rule Exceptions: I Before E

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This poem helps writers remember how to spell many words using either ie or ei and is a great activity for educational use at home and in the classroom.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
L.3.2

Spelling Rules Exceptions for ED and ING: Double the Consonant

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We add -ed and -ing to some words, such as verbs, to change the meaning a little. Students will practive adding the correct suffix to the end of each given word in this fun classroom activity on spelling rule exceptions. This worksheet is great for educational use both at home and in the class!

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
L.3.2

Spelling Rules Exceptions for ED and ING: Words Ending in Y

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We add -ed and -ing to some words, such as verbs, to change the meaning a little. Students will practive adding the correct suffix to the end of each given word in this fun classroom activity on spelling rule exceptions. This worksheet is great for educational use both at home and in the class!

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
L.3.2

Spelling Rules Exceptions for ED and ING: Words with a Silent E

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We add -ed and -ing to some words, such as verbs, to change the meaning a little. Students will practive adding the correct suffix to the end of each given word in this fun classroom activity on spelling rule exceptions. This worksheet is great for educational use both at home and in the class!

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
L.3.2

Spelling Rules Exceptions for ED and ING: Words with No ED

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We add -ed and -ing to some words, such as verbs, to change the meaning a little. Students will practive adding the correct suffix to the end of each given word in this fun classroom activity on spelling rule exceptions. This worksheet is great for educational use both at home and in the class!

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
L.3.2

Spelling Rules: Add S to Nouns to Make Them Plural

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To make an English noun plural, we usually (http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/but not always!) add an s to the end of the noun. In this worksheet, students will make each of the given words plural.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
L.3.2

Spelling Rules: Adding a Suffix

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A suffix is a a letter or group of letters that is added to a word to change the meaning or make a word into another type of word, such as a noun into an adjective. Some common suffixes are -er, -est, -ful, -less, -ness, and -ship. With this worksheet, students will practice using suffixes to change the given words.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
L.3.2

Spelling Rules: Adding ED and ING

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We add -ed and -ing to some words, such as verbs, to change the meaning a little. Students will practive adding -ed to the end of each given word in this fun classroom activity. This worksheet is great for educational use both at home and in the class!

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
L.3.2

Spelling Rules: Adding LY

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With this helpful classroom activity, students will learn how to change the meaning of a word by adding -ly. This worksheet is great for educational use both at home and in the classroom!

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/s):
L.3.2