5th Grade Spelling Bee Words

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Are you a teacher looking for some 5th grade spelling bee words to use in your next classroom competition? Or perhaps you're a parent or student trying to "study ahead" on some typical fifth grade spelling words. Either way, this list should help! 

We also have spelling bee lists for lots of other grades, too

More than half of the words come from our list of 300 fifth grade spelling words. The remaining words are more challenging. We've arranged the words from easiest to most difficult.

Printable list of 5th grade spelling bee words

state repay grasp few gold
soil shelter rising trail type
agreed constant forward daytime members
length melody exact include human
happily details paid music perhaps
permit rarely raise quietly single
notice pause solve puzzle trouble
understood women warn action yesterday
carefully captain enjoyment equation determine
different language mammal dessert favorite
express thoughtful surprise stomach pattern
pleasure probably numeral neither million
message section actor annual beginning
except laughter island inventor journey
suitcase squeeze southern receive protection
period possible president natural slippery
sweater syllable tornado sandal represent
shoulder separate business chocolate chemical
schedule necessary weight whisper weird
constitution ambulance successful scissors rehearse

Important Tips

You may wish to adjust our list for your specific group of students. Feel free to use additional easier words, or insert some more difficult ones.

Give students lots of practice in oral spelling before competitions. Ask students to spell words frequently aloud, even from their seats, for a bit of "performance" practice.

Be sure to use spelling bee words in sentences when quizzing students. For instance, pause, should be clarified so it won't be confused with paws:  The officials decided to pause the game while they reviewed the last play.

We also have spelling bee lists for:
 3rd  grade
4th grade
6th grade
7th grade
8th grade

More 5th Grade Spelling Bee Words & Helps

The Spelling Bee Toolbox eBooks

Need more words with sentences, rules, award certificates, and lots of organizational tips? Please consider purchasing our exclusive Spelling Bee Toolbox, for grades 3-5 and grades 6-8. Each one contains 600 grade-appropriate bee words, used in sentences, and all the resources you need for a successful spelling bee! Learn more.

The Colossal Spelling Bee Word List for Grades 3-5

Or use our brand new Colossal Spelling Bee Word Lists, if you're holding a competition in which you require definitions, parts of speech and sentences. In each eBook, you'll find 600 all-new words!

Reward your spelling bee winners or your hard-working spellers anytime with our own Spelling Words Well mugs!

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