There are many words that are commonly misspelled by elementary school students, particularly because this time is one where students are just beginning to spell words on their own. Spelling is difficult, because not every word can just be sounded out. There are silent letters, compound sounds, and so forth! Therefore, reviewing a list of these words with your elementary school students will help to ease some of the issues.
Some of the top words mispelled by elementary school students include:
Review and download the printable PDF document below for the full list of commonly misspelled words. It's a great reference resource to keep on hand in the classroom.
Teaching spelling can be difficult enough, without the added stress of teaching commonly misspelled words.
Understand that recognizing misspelled words is simply a matter of experience and practice. Many problematic words don't make a lot of sense, because they don't follow conventional rules about how words should be spelled. Be patient. The more the students work on the words that give them trouble, the better able they will be to overcome these challenges.