Spelling Bee List
Suitable for Upper Grades


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

We've compiled this list of 120 words that is great for 7th graders, or any students in the upper grades. It includes a few words that at the 5th and 6th grade level, but it quickly moves on to more difficult words.

Printable Spelling Bee List for 7th Grade

future music women sincerely
paragraph stomach terrible unknown
science tutor beautifully therefore
rhythm disagreement fierce forgiveness
potatoes museum straighten cleanse
rustic wreck habitat knitting
flavoring honestly extinct badge
sanitary cringe scheme sheriff
innocent merrily rubbish gradual
tongue artificial traitor vehicle
mileage nervous bulletin guarantee
sandwich weird language category
bouquet immediately receiving occasion
cemetery lightning illegal deceive
familiar amendment bureau nurture
advice puny eruption biscuit
bicycle slumber scenery management
authority consequently quotation celery
phantom adjustable statistics endurance
spacious resigned competent influence
emphasize misbehaved compressor courtesy
phrase undernourished havoc parallel
advantageous bizarre admittance humility
civilize skeptical exhibit incredible
obviously changeable desperate hygiene
souvenir chaperone boulevard benefited
suspicious flamboyant longevity colonel
acquaintance bankruptcy achievement adolescent
sophomore questionnaire superintendent accommodate
vaccinate psychology miscellaneous chrysanthemum


Be sure to use the spelling bee word in a sentence when quizzing students. For instance, bizarre, should be clarified so it won't be confused with bazaar:  The dog's behavior was so bizarre, the veterinarian knew it was gravely ill. 


Spelling BeeToolboxesOur Spelling Bee Toolbox eBooks are comprehensive resources for anyone who wants a simple way to put together a classroom, all-school or multi-school spelling bee. 

Each eBook contains 600 words and sentences, rules, award certificates, organizational tips, student helps and much more. We also offer additional sets of 600 spelling bee words and sentences for those who don't need all the other bells and whistles. Also, see our 100 Difficult Words for Spelling Bees that includes definitions, pronunciations, sentences and more. 

Students: open dictionary

If you're looking for more words to study, see our list of frequently misspelled words. Or take our Dictionery/dictionary quiz!

We have spelling bee lists for these grades as well:  
3rd grade
4th grade
5th grade
6th grade
8th grade

Did you know?

The official dictionary used by the Scripps National Spelling Bee is Webster's Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged (Book & CD-ROM)""Third New International Dictionary of the English Language. Many serious students study straight from this immense collection of words. It's available in hardcover, with or without a CD-ROM. See more items in my specially chosen selection of dictionaries from Amazon.

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