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Spelling Bee Words

Through some friendly competition, spelling bee contests can motivate children. Spelling bees help students improve their spelling skills and increase their vocabulary.

This competitive event should challenge children; but remember, it is just a game. Anyone who takes the time to practice spelling words and then participate in a spelling bee – is already a winner!

Spelling Bee

A child should be prepared to spell their grade level words plus one grade above. In addition, content specific vocabulary words as well as spelling words can be included in spelling bee contests. To prepare for a spelling bee, our school encouraged students to study the words on the lists below. They include Scripp’s practice words and commonly misspelled words.

Spelling Bee Words – Third Grade

camping every wrap playground edge
summer city two piece please
phone cloth pair eight happiest
main bridge catch babies thousand
seven jeans quick might handle
mice house season useful between
cents learn camera crowded fruit
super barefoot because hour could
join without fellow cartoon family
happen know itself true honest

Click here for a PDF file of the above third grade spelling bee words.

Spelling Bee Words – Fourth Grade

season useful between coffee avenue
camera crowded fruit laundry semifinal
because hour could surround brighten
fellow cartoon family urgent receive
itself true honest thought plural
playground edge cancel guard holiday
piece please furnace suggest squeeze
eight happiest dangerous terrible treasure
babies thousand towel celebration continent
might handle imagine exact ounce

Click here for a PDF file of the above 4th grade spelling bee words.

Spelling Bee Words – Fifth Grade

cancel guard holiday headache bargain
furnace suggest squeeze solemn author
dangerous terrible treasure missile courage
towel celebration continent straightforward extinct
imagine exact ounce octopus consonant
coffee avenue specialty senator population
laundry semifinal examine exercise enormous
surround brighten piano strengthen sculpture
urgent receive estimate diamond calories
thought plural cabbage applause beautiful

Click here for a PDF file of the above 5th grade spelling bee words.

Spelling Bee Words – Sixth Grade

specialty senator population routine guidance
examine exercise enormous fertilize velocity
piano strengthen sculpture casserole denominator
estimate diamond calories mildew accurate
cabbage applause beautiful punctuation monarch
headache bargain chemical artificial pharmacy
solemn author tolerant centipede condemn
missile courage successful dynamite tutor
straightforward extinct commentary apology article
octopus consonant significant immature faucet

Click here for a PDF file of the above sixth grade spelling bee words.

Through competitive games, spelling bees motivate children to study difficult words which increase their spelling skills and vocabulary.

3 comments… add one
  • thanks for the very informative info…

  • the best this is helping my children learn lots they have all got A’s in their report thanx

  • This was a little helpful because my 4th Grade daughter already knows the 6th Graders words. I think that the words should be more advanced.


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