Spelling Word Endings -le -el -al -il -ol -ile Word Sort, Games, and Activities

ED has been working on the /ul/ sound; word patterns and rules for words that end with le, el, al, il, ol, and ile.

  • le words: people, struggle, little, table, available, article, terrible, etc.
  • el words: level, model, hotel, travel, channel, fuel, novel, etc.
  • al words: local, sandal, general, material, hospital, animal, etc.
  • il words: until, pupil, civil, pencil, fossil, basil, etc.
  • ol words: control, alcohol, symbol, petrol, cholesterol, etc.
  • ile words: while, smile, missile, fragile, fertile, agile, etc.

I also made ED a number of game sets and activities for practicing these tricky spellings.

Spelling-Words-end-in le el il al ol ile Games and ActivitiesThere are 10 to 15 word cards for each of the rules (I gave some examples above). Plus, there is an additional sheet with some of the words used in All About Spelling (affiliate link) (the spelling program we have used for years).  The word list I put together includes some of the most common words used in each category.

My daughter used these cards with a sorting mat for the first couple of days.  Then we played rounds (and rounds!) of board games and bingo games with these words! Of course, you can use the spelling words that work best for your student. You don’t have to use them all!

L-sound le el al il ol ile - Games

Game Boards:

Each player needs a token to move around the board.
Place the spelling word cards face down in a pile.

How to Play:
One player picks up a card and reads the word aloud (without letting the other player read the card). The other player must identify the spelling rule (le, il, el, etc.). Once they have correctly identified the spelling rule he/she moves to the next available space on the board.
The player who just moved his/her piece then reads the next card aloud for the other player.
The first player to get to the end of the board and into the final space with one of the two spelling rules wins the game!

Bingo Cards: There are also 8 bingo cards. Players take turns reading a word aloud. Everyone covers one space with that spelling rule. Players try to be the first one to get five in a row. We usually laminate these cards and use a dry-erase marker so we can play round after round! 🙂

There are also some L-Sound Worksheets. Students write in the missing letters. Answer sheets are provided.

L Sounds le el al il ol ile WorksheetsThis spelling packet is also included in the new Spelling BUNDLE Option below!

/ul/ sound words spelled -le -el -al -il -ol -ile 


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L-Sound Words - le el al il ol ile - Worksheets Activities and Games

This semester we have been using Spelling City quite a bit.  Here is a list of some of the words she did with L endings (I made the list public. Click on Play a Game.  Some of their games and activities are free so you can have your kids play around with it!). We actually purchased the full version because we use it so much in the fall. (Note: I’m not an affiliate for Spelling City, I just really enjoy this site!  I even made a few lists for my 9th grader to practice some of his SAT words!)

As many of you know, we have used (and loved) All About Spelling (affiliate link) for years!  ED (my youngest) is slowly making her way through the series. (My older two used this series as well!)

Level 6 goes into a lot of detail about the various /ul/ spellings.  It covers the spelling (lesson 12) CLE (lesson 13) CAL (lesson 14) IL (lesson 15) EL (lesson 16 & 17) AL (lesson 18) LE as well as the spelling IBLE and ABLE.

The spelling program we use:(proud affiliate for this amazing company)

We don’t tend to use the spelling tiles quite as often these days (ED just wants to get to the writing!) but I’ll put a picture of that in for those who aren’t familiar with AAS.  These days we tend to use spelling sorts and games as our manipulative these days… but during the first couple of years of the program all of my kids used the board. This program is really laid out logically and helped ME understand how words are put together and why! Eight thumbs up from the Homeschool Den (me and the 3 kids!!)


Spelling Packets:

Spelling BUNDLE Page (Glance through pictures of all of the spelling games/activities listed below)

$4.00 Long A Sound and Long I Sound Word Sorts and Games (plus the bonus packet: Word Sorts for Activities for r-wr and n-kn)

$3.00 Long E Sound Word Sort and Games

$3.00  Long O Sound Word Sort and Games

$3.00 ow ou oy oi aw au Word Sort Activities and Games

$3.00 /er/ Sound Word Sort and Games

$3.00 /k/ Sound Word Sort Activities and Games (c, k, ck, ch, cc, que – spellings)

$3.00 /ul/ Sound: Word Sort and Activities for words ending in -le -el -al -il -ol -ile

$3.00 ie ei Words – Worksheets, Activities & Games for words spelled ie (such as piece, chief, yield, ancient, science, glacier, goalie) and words spelled with ei (such as receive, beige, foreign, ceiling, receipt and more!)

$3.00 Plurals – Worksheets, Activities & Games for adding -s or -es to create plurals. Plus, there are activities for practicing irregular spellings & words that change from f to v.

$18.99 Spelling BUNDLE – Buy all of the packets listed above (and any that I create in the future). The Spelling Bundle includes: 1. Long A & Long I Packet 2. Long E Packet 3. Long O Packet 4. ou/ow oy/oi au/aw Packet 5. /er/ Sound Packet 6. /k/ Sound Packet 7. /ul/ Sound Packet 8. ie/ei Words Packet 9. Plurals – add -s or -es Visit the Spelling BUNDLE page for more details!

And don’t miss our other fun spelling sorts!

Find out more using the links below. You will also find these in Our Store.

Long A and Long I Word Sort Activities


Long i Words spelled ie y i-e igh y Activities

Long E Words: e ee ea e-e, ie, ei, y ey

Long E-Sound Word Sort Activities and Games

ou ow oi oy aw au Word Sort

ow ou oy oi aw au Word Sort-Activities

er Sound Word Sort and Game: ur, ir, er, or, ear, our Spelling Words

er-sound-word-sort-and-gamesK-Sound Spelling Sort:  This set works on the /k/ sound: covering the hard K-sound with spellings c, k, ck, ch, cc and que.


Spelling Word Endings -le -el -al -il -ol -ile Word Sort, Games, and Activities

L-sound le el al il ol ile - Games

ie ei Words – Worksheets and Activities

ie ei worksheets games and activites for spellling practice

Plurals – Activities and Games This set works on adding -s or -es to form plurals. Plus, there are some sorting cards & a game board for practicing some of the irregular plurals or words that change from f to v.

Plurals Spelling Games and ActivitiesPlurals - Irregular Words or Changing f to v

That’s about it for today! More about our spelling activities after the break!

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