Find the Spelling Bee Word List
You Need Here!

Whether you're a parent preparing a spelling bee word list for your student to study at home,  or if you're a teacher looking for a word list to use in our next classroom competition, we think you'll like the handy lists of grade-level words we've compiled.

A Spelling Bee Word List by Grade Level

Each spelling bee list contains 100 - 120 words, arranged generally from easiest to most difficult.  

3rd grade 4th grade 5th grade
6th grade 7th grade 8th grade

100 Difficult Spelling Bee Words

100 Difficult Spelling Bee Words eBook coverOur eBook of 100 Difficult Spelling Bee Words contains brand new words, not used in our other resources. It includes pronuncations, languages of origin, parts of speech, definitions, and sentences. Great for the final rounds of your spelling bees or for adult bees. Learn more here>>>.

The Spelling Bee Toolboxes

Spelling Bee Toolboxes eBook coversOur 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 resources.

Spelling Bee Awards

Spelling Award Mug
If you're looking for a really memorable reward for your spellers, consider one of our exclusive Spelling Words Well mugs, buttons or T-shirts!


open dictionaryDictionaries are a great source of spelling bee words! Check out this page I've written about the history of Merriam-Webster. It includes links to some of the most popular--and important-- editions for teachers, parents and students.

If you're looking for a different twist on the conventional spelling bee, try one of these fun games. They provide a good way to practice any spelling bee word list, which is the whole point, right?spelling bee game - diagram

Step Up is a fun  spelling bee team game. When all the team members spell correctly, the team moves ahead. It can be used with any set of spelling words and can be used with most grades.

Silent Spelling Bee Games  It's a whole different game when students are working silently! We think you'll like this twist.

Did you ever wonder how those brave spellers make it the final round and spell in front of millions of viewers on national television? Read our summary of The Scripps Spelling Bee to learn more.

For more information on grade-level spelling, click on the appropriate nav bar at the left. For each of these grades, we have longer lists of spelling words, classroom practice ideas, games and spelling worksheets.

Go to more Spelling Bee Resources

Go from Spelling Bee Word List to Spelling Words Well home page


Follow us on Facebook!

You'll find teaching tips, word play puzzlers, and more. Please be sure to "like" us!

The Spelling Bee Toolboxes

spelling bee toolbox for grades 3-5

All the resources you need for a successful spelling bee! Lists of 600 words and sentences, rules, charts, awards and more.

Get your copy today!

AnyWord™ Spelling Practice Series!

AnyWord Spelling Practice ebook

Worksheets, games and activities to use with any spelling words. Three volumes in all!

Download yours today!

101 Word Play Puzzlers

101 Word Play Puzzlers eBook

Fun word play enrichment for upper grades and adults. All-new, original puzzles!

Download yours today!