Make Your Own Spelling Words Manager

Note: Works best with Google Chrome and iOS for iPhone/iPad.

Google Sheets

Step 1: Modify the Google Spreadsheet Template

  • Make a copy of this template. (You'll need to sign-in with your Google account.)
  • Edit the Student names. You can have up to 50 lists.
  • Edit the Words lists.
    • Add a phrase in quotes to clarify homonyms.
    • Note: Practice and Quizzes are case-sensitive.
  • Optional: Add an email address in each column of the Email Results to row to automatically receive quiz results for that student.
    • You can use multiple email addresses separated by commas.
    • (Be sure you can receive emails from
  • Label your spelling words by changing the name of the worksheet (at the bottom).
  • Do not edit any cell with a blue background. Do not change the order of the worksheets (tabs).

Step 2: Publish Your Spreadsheet

  • Go to File, Share, Publish to web, then click Publish.

Step 3: Get Your Link

  • Click on the Get the Link Here tab of the template (at the bottom).
  • Click on the link to see, practice, or take a quiz on your spelling words.
    • Use the Quiz Only link to prevent students from accessing the List or Practice tabs.

Step 4: Bookmark and Share

  • Bookmark the page to find it again quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any options?

  • You can change the spoken language/accent on the Options tab. Supported languages are Dutch, English (US & UK), French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
  • You can also change the speech rate. Minimum speech rate is 0.1 (slow); Maximum speech rate is 2 (fast).
  • And you can choose whether or not the words are presented in random order on the quiz.

How do I know which student submitted quiz results?

  • Spelling Test is designed to have a separate list for each student with their name listed in the "Student Name" row at the top of the spreadsheet. When set up this way, a student clicks on their name, takes their quiz, and the results are sent with their name listed in the email.
  • If you're using the same word list for every student, you need to create a column for each student and copy the word list into each column. As you move from unit to unit, you can either change the words in your spreadsheet or create a new spreadsheet for each unit.