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. 

Here are a few words from our longer lists of 100 grade-level spelling bee words. Find the web page and full, printable version for each one by clicking on the link.

Here's a sample from our 3rd grade spelling bee list.

flies crawl happen I've build
raised smiling lose stairs merry
voice
finish tenth heard Saturday
suit school stretch threw trouble

This is a sample from our 4th grade bee list.

earth fever follow useful zebra
cottage couch evening copying select
usual remind pioneer noise terrible
surprise vacation libraries quarter discover

This sample comes from our 5th grade spelling bee list.

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

These are words from our 6th grade bee word list.

especially league ancient nationality
patient vault honorable struggling
intermission acquire vacuum persuade
mechanic requirement accidentally performance
disastrous scissors vegetable appearance

Our 7th grade word list contains these 20 words, plus 80 more.

authority consequently quotation celery
phantom adjustable statistics endurance
spacious resigned competent influence
emphasize misbehaved compressor courtesy
phrase undernourished havoc parallel


Finally, here's a sampling from our 8th grade spelling bee word list.

outrageous rectangular honorary minimize
contrary passageway vertigo malady
lucrative extraordinary abstain procrastinate
serviceable parliament necessity recurrent
ominous permeate religious occurred

100 Difficult Spelling Bee Words

Our 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

The Spelling Bee Toolboxes


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.



Spelling Bee Awards


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!


Other Spelling Bee Resources 

Here are some very helpful resources available through Amazon.


The Scripps National Spelling Bee

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.


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100 Difficult Spelling Bee Words, Definitions & Sentences  Our toughest list, for upper grades and adults!

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