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4th Grade Spelling Bee Words

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Try my list of 4th 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! This list can also be used to prepare your students for large spelling competitions. 

More than half of the words come from my list of carefully researched 300 fourth grade spelling words. The remaining words are more challenging. I've arranged the words from easiest to most difficult.

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Printable list of 4th grade spelling bee words

odd zoo alive curl
felt gain dawn dear
gold path safe roof
aunt self tuna few
zero world wait uncle
visit cheer jaw paper
sharp sink twice middle
paste animal chicken banana
earth fever follow crow
giant degree useful zebra
cottage couch evening crumb
decide camera garden false
gasoline fruit beautiful copying
cancel newscast fleece select
slumber usual remind pour
graceful pioneer alert chimney
continue urge striving stretch
noise terrible voyage surprise
twenty amount avenue beggar
forecast vacation libraries sneezing
machine neighbor weekend laughter
shoulder quarter equal wheelchair
actively discover vulture mountain
scariest impossible government consistent
recommend whistling doubtful guitar

You may wish to adjust our list for your specific group of students. Feel free to use additional easier words, or insert some more difficult ones.

Tips for Studying Spelling Words

1. Be sure to use spelling bee words in sentences when quizzing students. This is especially important with homonyms. For instance, you're, should be clarified so it won't be confused with your:  You're the first person to arrive at the party.

2. Be sure to have students repeat the spelling words to you clearly before they begin to spell. Then you can be sure they know what word they are to spell.

Spiral bound notebook and pen

3. Encourage students to start a spelling notebook in which they can write their most challenging words. Remind them to add to their notebook each week, from their reading, their spelling quizzes, their other subject areas, or anywhere they encounter new and challenging words!  Especially remind your kids to review all the words in those important notebooks, both in class and at home. Just a few minutes a day can bring great improvement!

I also have spelling bee lists for:

2nd grade
 3rd  grade
5th grade
6th grade
7th grade
8th grade

Practice 4th Grade Spelling Here

Try some of my most popular fourth grade spelling resources to provide more spelling practice for your students: 

Mystery In the Attic Spelling Worksheets:  Kids read a humorous story about a mysterious attic as they choose correctly/incorrectly spelled words. For grades 3 - 6.

Shoe Shenanigans Worksheet

 Shoe Shenanigans - Great practice in identifying and correcting misspelled 5th grade spelling words in this story about shopping for shoes. For grades 4-6.  

Elementary worksheets - Swap Sheets™ #1 and #2 - These flexible spelling pages are a brilliant way for students to practice writing their spelling words over and over -- without your instruction!  For grades 3- 5.

More 4th Grade Spelling Bee Words & Helps

The Spelling Bee Toolbox eBooks

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 Word List for Grades 3-5

Or use our  Colossal Spelling Bee Word Lists, if you're holding a competition in which you require definitions, parts of speech and sentences. In each eBook, you'll find 600 all-new words!

Reward your spelling bee winners or your hard-working spellers anytime with our own Spelling Words Well mugs!

Author Ann Richmond Fisher

Ann Richmond Fisher is a longtime published educational writer, a former classroom teacher and a former homeschool teacher. Ann's spelling bee resources, graded spelling word lists, spelling games, worksheets, and other language arts resources have become respected around the globe since she launched Spelling-Words-Well in 2010.

Ann is also the creator of www.word-game-world.com.

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