Get three free printable blank spelling worksheets sheets that are easily adaptable for the spelling rules you’re teaching! Use them for closed syllable CVC words (CVC), silent e words (VCe), and words with consonant blends.
❤ Why We Love It
These no-prep worksheets make spelling practice fun and engaging! Kids absolutely love it when I pull out these spelling sheets to practice word dictation.
Best of all, they can be used again and again, and easily incorporate multisensory activities to make spelling SO much more enjoyable!
There are three fill in the blank worksheets, one for each spelling rule:
👉 CVC words.
👉 VCe words (also known as silent e). There’s a sh’ emoji (🤫) placed below the last letter for the silent e. These are great visual reminders as children write the letters and say their sounds!
👉 Consonant blends.
We do recommend that you print in color. The worksheets include colorful dots, using colors that replicate a stoplight. Their mouth will go with green, move to yellow, and stop with red!
Using the Worksheets
To ensure research-based spelling practice, follow these steps:
- Dictate the word that follows the spelling pattern you’re working on. Use our CVC word list or Silent E word list for dictation!
- Students repeat the word aloud.
- Use finger tapping or manipulatives (like pushing pennies or dotting with dot markers) as they segment and say each sound in the word.
- Students say the sounds, one by one, and then write the letter (grapheme) that represents each sound (phoneme) on each blank space.
- Children rewrite the word on the line, saying each letter name as they write it.
- Blend the sounds together to read the word, making sure to touch the arrow, left to right, to read the word!
This procedure follows best practices for Simultaneous Oral Spelling (SOS). Research shows it is highly effective for teaching spelling to all student populations, including kids with dyslexia or other reading disabilities!
Multisensory Spelling Practice
Try using manipulatives to make this a multisensory activity. You can do this using coins, chips, or even cheerios! Put the items on each dot and have kids push the chips as they say each sound.
Another great idea to make it multisensory is to use bingo daubers or dot markers. My students LOVE these. Kids should only dot when they say the sound.
Note: When using the VCe worksheet, nothing gets pushed up or dotted when they get to the silent e because… it’s silent. 🤫
Still include a chip or coin in that spot, because it’s a great visual reminder to NOT push it up (because no sound should come out of their mouth). Children should only write the letter ‘e’ on the blank above the silent emoji.
Info & Tips
👉 These pdf spelling printables are great for Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students.
👉 Developing a procedure for spelling words early on in a child’s educational career is super important! So be sure to teach, model, and practice again and again using these sheets!
👉 If you can’t print in color, no problem! We made a version specifically for printing in black and white. Have your students color in the dots themselves (any colors, really) for a personalized approach.
👉 Put the printables in a reusable sleeve and use dry erase markers to use again and again!
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