Are you a teacher
looking for a spelling bee 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.
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, 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.
Our 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.
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!
The official dictionary used by the Scripps National Spelling Bee is Webster's 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.
Spelling Bee Toolboxes for Grades 3/5 and 6/8 All the resources you need for a successful bee!
2014-15 Colossal Spelling Bee Word Lists Definitions, parts of speech & sentences included for 600 words, at two levels
100 Difficult Spelling Bee Words, Definitions & Sentences Our toughest list, for upper grades and adults!
600 Spelling Bee Words & Sentences for Gr 3/5 & 6/8 Extra words & sentences at two levels
101 Word Play Puzzlers Build spelling and vocab skills in upper grade and adult students. Lots of fun for word-play fans!