Bible Based Spelling Lessons are a series of lessons written to help our young people to become better spellers and writers.

They are appropriate for lower elementary, but could be modified for use with other groups.

They are presented for your use, free of charge. You may print them off and use them as you wish, but do not publish them for profit.

Bible Based Spelling Lessons

Teaching the Lesson

Home Activities



Unit 1
The Creation


Unit 2
The Flood


Unit 3


Unit 4


Unit 5


Unit 6
Ten Brothers


Unit 7


Unit 8
The Trip (Exodus)


Unit 9
The Ten


Unit 10
The Twelve


Unit 11


Unit 12


Unit 13


Unit 14
David and
the Giant


Unit 15
David and


Unit 16


Unit 17


Unit 18
The Cure (Naaman)


Unit 19
Three Brave


Unit 20
Brave Daniel


Unit 21


Unit 22
The Big Fish


Unit 23
The Birth
of Jesus


Unit 24
The Storm


Unit 25
The Lost Son


Unit 26
Jesus and the


Unit 27
Two Sisters
Mary and Martha


Unit 28
Going to


Unit 29
The Widow's Gift


Unit 30
Jesus Dies


Unit 31
Alive Again!


Unit 32
Jesus Leaves Earth


Unit 33


Unit 34
Paul's Travels


Unit 35



Bible Based Spelling Lessons

These lessons are designed to help children learn to spell, as well as use proper capitalization and punctuation. The words in the 35 lessons are taken from the Bible paragraphs, and also include a list of over 300 high frequency spelling words, plus all the Dolch words and words from the second grade Johnny Can Spell list. The words are arranged in groups at the top of each lesson.

The phonogram group will include words with phonograms such as ee, ea, ai, vowel/consonant/e, ow, ou, igh, etc.

The short vowel group contains words with the short sound of the vowels.

Words which don't seem to follow the rules have been listed under Tricksters.

Bible words are introduced and will not appear in subsequent lessons, once they have been introduced.

The verbs are presented by tense and should be drilled using




"Today I _________________."




"He _________________."




"I am _________________."




"Yesterday I _________________."




"(She has _________________.)"

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Teaching the Lesson

On Monday, the student receives a copy of the lesson, copies the paragraph in class, and works the spelling exercises. The teacher talks with the class about the punctuation and capitalization in the paragraph and reviews/reteaches the rules for these. During the week, the student practices the word lists and the paragraph at home. Skills for the week are reinforced in the classroom.

On Friday the paragraph is dictated by the teacher, and the student writes it from dictation, using proper punctuation and capitalization. During dictation, longer sentences are broken down into phrases. We will give an example from Unit 1.




Teacher: "The first sentence is 'God made all things.'
God made..." (as you say each phrase, move your arm in an arc over your head from right to left).




Class: (in unison) "God made...." (each child moves his/her arm in an arc as the phrase is repeated.) The students then write that phrase.




Teacher: "all things." (moving arm in an arc).




Class: "...all things." (moving arms in arcs) Students write that phrase.

Break each sentence into phrases in the same way. The last sentence of Unit 1 will be broken into five phrases. If there is more than one paragraph, the teacher tells when a new paragraph is beginning.

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Home Activities

At the end of each lesson, the scripture is given for the children to look up the story and read it from the Bible.

Links to Bible coloring pictures and Bible activities on other sites will provide enrichment and added enjoyment.

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