The definition of spelling makes it sound as if it is an easy skill to master. Spelling is simply defined as the process of using letters to form words. Unfortunately, for many children spelling is quite a daunting process. It doesn’t help that the English language has exceptions to all of our spelling rules.
A good spelling worksheet will provide numerous ways for students to not only practice their words, but will provide activities that intentionally force students to focus on word patterns based onset and rhyme, common prefixes and suffixes or specific spelling rules.