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Spelling and Vocabulary Resources

Look here for free interactive websites that make practicing spelling and learning new words fun. You'll find websites appropriate for kids of all ages.  Many of these websites also provide parents with printable spelling lists and worksheets. For retail curriculum products and non-free resources, see our spelling curriculum section.


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AAASpell Spelling and Vocabulary Lessons
Need help putting a spelling list together? AAASpell offers spelling and vocabulary list by grade level. Great resource!
Basic Cozy Spelling Course
Free online Basic Cozy Spelling Course. Appropriate for grades 6 to 8. Note: It is best to take a look at the course outline and the spelling rules pages prior to beginning the lessons. This course is also available in print version.
Interactives Spelling Bee
This set of activities is like an old-fashioned Spelling Bee. Listen to three stories, one at a time, and then spell words from each story. Grades 1-12.
KidsSpell.com
The Absolutely Free And Totally Fun Way To Improve Your Spelling. Kidspell.com helps to dramatically improve your students' ability to learn and retain spelling words.
myvocabulary.com
myvocabulary.com is a free (ad free) resource used to enhance vocabulary mastery & written/verbal skills with Latin & Greek roots. Features include grade level interactive word puzzles (starting with High Elementary through College Prep).
PBS Kids - Spelling Games
Play PBS KIDS Spelling Games made by educational children's media experts in collaboration with teachers and educational researchers.
Spelling City
SpellingCity: the ultimate online spelling program. Ten games to play online or to print: Spelling, Vocabulary, Alphabetical Order; free printables for handwriting practice with your saved lists; plus custom sentences
Spelling Connections
You don't need to use the books to benefit from this site. This is a great place for students in grades 1-8 to brush up on their spelling skills through interactive games.
Spelling Games
Practice your own spelling words at Gamequarium.com. Many games to choose from.
Spelling it Right
Spelling it Right - Learn How to Spell Confidently includes advice about how to deal with problems and become a better speller, a collection of free printable worksheets, each comprising a complete lesson designed to test and teach spelling skills, and games, puzzles and quizzes to help encourage an interest in spelling.
Spelling Time
SpellingTime.com is a virtual spelling tutor that presents quizzes, spelling bees, spelling tests, and fun spelling games all customized to each child’s abilities. Our students score 100% on every spelling test!
Spin and Spell Interactive Game
Great online game for practicing spelling. Click on a picture and spell the word!
Vocabulary.com
Vocabulary.com is the easiest, most intelligent way to improve your vocabulary. It combines an adaptive learning system (The Challenge) with the world’s fastest dictionary (The Dictionary) so that you can more quickly and more efficiently learn words.
Word-Nerd - Vocabulary Test Prep
Word-Nerd is an innovative, fun and easy way to learn vocabulary words for the SAT and PSAT! Word-Nerd uses a unique method of teaching vocabulary that is not focused on memorization, so you can improve your test score by learning more words in less time.