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Spelling Bee


An estimated 11 million children will compete in spelling bees this year. Many will ask one of the following questions:

  • Could you use it in a sentence?
  • Could you give me a definition?
  • Could I please have the language of origin?
  • Am I pronouncing it correctly?
  • Spelling Bee Words

    We offer 200 spelling bee words for children in grades third through sixth grade. In preparation for a classroom spelling bee, a child should practice their grade level spelling words as well as the next grade. We also categorized these words in alphabetical order, which is noted below.

    3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade

    Spelling Bee Contest

    Scripps National Spelling Bee contains pages of rules and regulations. We offer insight for a smaller venue, a classroom spelling bee contest.

    Spelling Bee Movie – Spellbound

    Get your popcorn and get ready to be inspired. This inspirational documentary offers a small glimpse of the National Spelling Bee and eight highly motivated children who strive to win the contest.


    The table below contains fifty fifth grade spelling words in alphabetical order, which includes Scripp's practice words and words that are commonly misspelled. A child should study the spelling bee words noted below in preparation for a spelling bee. A child should also study content specific vocabulary and spelling words. Once a child can correctly [...]

    The table below contains fifty sixth grade spelling words. These words are presented in alphabetical order and include Scripp's practice words and commonly misspelled words. A child should study the sixth grade spelling bee words below prior to participating in a spelling bee. In addition, a child should also study content specific vocabulary as well [...]

    The table below contains fifty fourth grade spelling words in alphabetical order, which includes Scripp's practice words and words that are often misspelled. A child should study the words noted below in preparation for a spelling bee. Teachers may also provide students with content specific vocabulary and classroom spelling words. Once a child can spell [...]

    The table below contains fifty third grade spelling words. These words are presented in alphabetical order and include Scripp's practice words as well as commonly misspelled words. A child should study the spelling bee words noted below as well as content specific vocabulary and classroom spelling words. Once a child masters the list below, proceed [...]

    I recommend watching the movie Spellbound, where every child wants the last word (2002). In the United States, 9 million children compete in spelling bees and approximately 250 children or .0028% will qualify for the Nationals, which takes place in Washington D.C. The National Spelling Bee occurs over 2 days and eventually all but one [...]

    Scripps National Spelling Bee contains pages of rules and regulations. This spelling bee contest occurs over two long grueling days. This post serves to provide insight for a smaller venue, a classroom spelling bee contest. Spelling bees assist a child in developing spelling skills and increasing vocabulary. This competitive yet friendly contest among peers should [...]