Try our NEW list of 2nd grade spelling bee words for your next classroom competition. This handy list of 100 words is the foundation for a great spelling game. Just print the words and start the bee!
Many of the words come from our list of second grade
spelling words. The remaining words are more challenging. The words are generally arranged from easiest to most difficult.
1) Keep in mind your main purpose for conducting a spelling bee. (Wait! Do you know what it is?!? Is it to challenge your students to learn more words? Do you want to motivate students to compete orally? Are you trying to showcase your strong spellers? There may be many good reasons. Always keep the best interests of students in mind, especially with learners as young as second grade.
3) Be sure to use our 2nd grade spelling bee words in sentences during the spelling bee. This is important with every word, but especially as the words become hard.
4) Be sure students understand what word you are asking them to spell. At the beginning of the spelling bee, tell students they can ask to have a word repeated.
Anytime you give elementary students spelling practice, you're helping them to prepare for spelling bees! See our entire line of second grade spelling resources, or take a peek at these two:
175 Second Grade Spelling Words This word list a great resource for parents, teachers and students. Use these words for oral and written practice, for spelling games and worksheets. Second grade spelling work begins here! If this list is too easy, try my 3rd and 4th grade lists. See the blue buttons on the left.
2nd Grade Vocabulary Words : Challenge your 2nd grade students with a BIG list of 200 words to use in their speaking vocabularies. Soon, they will be reading and writing these words, too! An engaging graphic groups 100 of the words into these categories: Calendar, Animals, Science, Math, Foods, Homophone Sets, Adjectives, Verbs, People and Places. Find the complete list of words, along with teaching helps and extension activities here.
Worksheets for 2nd grade Spelling Words Fun worksheets provide age-appropriate practice with 2nd grade spelling words. Word search puzzles with frequently misspelled words, fill-in stories, and many more to choose from. Try them all!
Second Grade Writing Prompts - What will a lion say to a mouse? What's in the hole in your yard? What will you do about the panda in your pool? Assign these second grade writing prompts to your students and learn what they think! They'll be using spelling words from my second grade word list while using their imagination and writing skills.
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.
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