Spelling Bee Words & Resources

Lists, Rules, Games, Activities and More!

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You'll need Spelling Bee Words and lots more to pull off a successful classroom or school-wide spelling competition! That's why we've pulled together a wide array of resources to make your job easier here at Spelling Words Well.

Spelling Bee Words 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

Spelling Bee Resources

What is a spelling bee? How many students can participate, how many words do you need? Read our FAQs here. Submit more questions of your own!

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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! 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.

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To make things really simple, we've designed some special Spelling Bee Clip Art  to dress up your parent letters and student handouts.

We even have coordinating free spelling bee certificates to make it easy for you to recognize your students' hard work and successes. 

You'll find a special spelling bee certificate for many individual grades as well.

Motivate your students by sharing some facts about the most famous spelling bee of all, the Scripps Spelling Bee.

Spelling Bee Games

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

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 bee 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.

Kids will enjoy practicing for spelling bees when you let them try our online spelling games or one of our classroom spelling word games.

Spelling Bee eBooks and Prizes

Need more words with sentences, rules, award certificates, and lots of organizational tips? Please consider purchasing our exclusive Spelling Bee Toolbox, for grades 3-5 and grades 6-8. Each one contains 600 grade-appropriate Bee Words, used in sentences, and all the resources you need for a successful spelling bee! Learn more.

The Colossal Spelling Bee eBooks

If you need complete definitions and parts of speech, along with some pronunciations for more difficult words, check out our Colossal Spelling Bee Word Lists.

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