New Zealand Essential Spelling Words – Activity Sheets – Lists 1-8
Activity sheets for words from lists 1-8 of the NZ Essential Spelling Word Lists.

♦ Write the words.
♦ Write the words and identify the vowels (highlight, colour, circle, etc).
♦ How many syllables? Colour the number to show the answer.
♦ Write the words in alphabetical order.
♦ Write the words in the correct letter boxes.
♦ Write the words on the ‘word wall’ (interesting fonts, colours, etc).
♦ Write a sentence using as many of the words as you can.

Please click on the 'Preview' button above to see a large example of the worksheets.

♦ 35 activity sheets
♦ Teacher notes
♦ Teaching aids (for explaining the 'letter boxes' if your students are unfamiliar with them)
♦ Answers – for the alphabetical order and letter box activities

10 words per activity sheet.
A4 size paper.
List 8 = Commonly misspelt words

The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’.

Use these sheets for a word work activity, literacy station, homework sheet, etc.

List 1 – 1 sheet
List 2 – 2 sheets
List 3 – 3 sheets
List 4 – 5 sheets
List 5 – 5 sheets
List 6 – 7 sheets
List 7 – 6 sheets
List 8 – 6 sheets


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