Submit Your Best Spelling Bee Tips!

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Why are we asking for your spelling bee tips? Because there is a growing community of folks around the world who are conducting spelling competitions. They contact us with a wide range of questions. Many are holding bees for the first time and have a lot of questions about the basics of conducting a bee.

Others have held contests for several years but have come across new situations and would like some advice.

We thought it made a lot of sense to give you, the teachers and bee coordinators who are on the front lines, the opportunity to share your wisdom with others.

Please share your spelling bee tips with our visitors using the simple form below. For example, tell us how you:

  • find materials to prepare your students
  • motivate students to study
  • keep organized
  • avoid last minute problems
  • communicate with parents and administrators
  • recruit volunteers
  • publicize your event

Thank you for your part in advancing the wonderful world of spelling bees as you encourage your students to spell words well!

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Come back often to submit more of your own spelling competition tips, and to read suggestions submitted by other teachers and bee organizers.

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Reward your best spellers with one of these fantastic prizes!

These make a great prizes for spelling bee winners or any good spellers!  Prices vary by style and quantity. Products often go on sale, and we sometimes add new products, so check back often at our Zazzle store.

Helpful Spelling Bee Resources

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We've designed some coordinating  Spelling Bee Clip Art to dress up your parent letters and student handouts.  

If you're planning a full-scale spelling bee, you'll find our Spelling Bee organizational tips to be helpful. We'll show you what needs to be done and when!

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We've compiled a list of spelling bee practice ideas for individual students. A printable version is included for your convenience.

Use our basic spelling bee rules to run your next classroom spelling competition. We cover the basics in a concise list. 

More Spelling Resources

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Keep your students learning to spell all year long with these helpful resources:

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