Discover resources for teaching spelling and vocabulary at home.

Homeschool Spelling and Vocabulary Curriculum

Adapted from The Virginia Homeschool Manual. Compiled by Vicki Bentley, Susan Brooks, Janice Campbell, and Rachel Ramey. Most of the subject-specific resources can be ordered from the major curriculum suppliers listed under “Homeschool Material Sources,” but publisher websites are indicated where appropriate. Publisher websites often offer additional product information, articles, links to other sites, and free e-newsletters.


Child’s Spelling System

Basic spelling rules.

English from the Roots Up: Greek and Latin Roots

Learning words from their Latin and Greek roots builds vocabulary as well as spelling skills.

How to Teach Any Child to Spell: Teacher’s Guide to Tricks of the Trade

by Gayle Graham
Strategies, rules, and patterns explained.

Info Please/What Does It Mean?

Search for the meaning of words and add a new word to your vocabulary every day.

Natural Speller

by Kathryn Stout
A simple, non-consumable book with all you need to teach spelling.


by Aristoplay
A board game of word skills.

Rummy Roots and More Roots

Teaches vocabulary through Greek and Latin roots.

Spelling Made Simple

Basics of spelling rules.

Spelling Power

Activities, games, and writing for ages 8-adult. Includes a 338-page teacher’s manual.

Spelling Scale For Home Educators

Eight diagnostic spelling tests for evaluation.

Vocabulary from Classical Roots

An outstanding series of vocabulary workbooks for middle or high school students.

Vocabulary Vine

Spiral study of 108 Greek and Latin roots.

Wordly Wise


Games to Practice Spelling:

  • Boggle
  • Scrabble
  • Probe
  • Sum-Words