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4th Grade Spelling Bee Words

This list of 100 carefully selected 4th grade spelling bee words can be used for your next classroom competition. These words are 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 larger spelling competitions. 

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

Printable list of 4th grade spelling bee words

1.    ladder

2.    alarm

3.    candle

4.    harsh

5.    jacket

6.    enough

7.    pilot

8.    movie

9.    laziest

10.   needle

11.  carrying

12.  fasten

13.  hungry

14.  against

15.   bridge

16.   foggy

17.   cloth

18.   boast

19.   jogging

20.   calf

21.   weather

22.   medal

23.   wander

24.   plastic

25.   whistle

26.   knob

27.   bandage

28.    dairy

29.  downstairs

30.    barely

31.   activities

32.   famous

33.   chief

34.   sauce

35.   choose

36. voices

37.  answer

38. cactus

39.  mango

40.  drawer

41. people

42. adventure

43. easily

44. bought

45.  village

46.  holidays

47.  ocean

48.  studying

49.  nickel

50.  question

51.  lovable

52.   hospital

53.  harbor

54.  beauty

55.  thirsty

56.  heaviest

57.  freeze

58.  remember

59.  turkey

60.  breath

61. building

62.  groceries

63.  cellar

64.  through

65.  written

66.  countries

67.   skeleton

68.   allowance

69.  friendship

70.   alphabet

71. cough

72.  overheard

73.  ceiling

74.  tomorrow

75.   reindeer

76.  delightfully

77. eighty

78.  giraffe

79.  decorator

80.  electric

81.  raccoon

82.  squirrel

83.  relaxation

84.  believable

85.  interested

86.  genius

87.  uncertain

88.  counselor

89.  transportation

90. binoculars

91.  preposterous

92.  disguise

93.  acquainted

94.  imagination

95.  pyramid

96.   algae

97.   xylophone

98.  zigzagged

99.  amphibian

100.  hippopotamus

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

Spiral bound notebook and pen

1. 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! 

2. 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!

3. Review these ways to practice spelling words. 

During the Spelling Bee

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Practice 4th Grade Spelling Here

Fourth grade spelling words - Our list of 300 words most fourth graders should know or learn this year.  Learn to spell these words for reading, writing and spelling success, all through fourth grade and beyond!

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NEW! Fourth Grade Find-A-Word Puzzles: Words from our 4th grade spelling word list are hidden in this fun "4" shape for students' FUN and LEARNING! This word search puzzle features words with silent letters. It's printable for your convenience. Don't miss the special twist!

4th Grade Vocabulary Words

4th Grade Vocabulary Words - 200 words to help teach your students math, science, social studies and more! You'll find ten words in each of ten categories to interest your kids/students, plus 100 more! From earthworms to equations, this list is packed with fascinating words to help expand your child's vocabulary!

4th Grade Lesson Plans - 25 spelling dictation sentences and full instructions. Use a few of these each week to provide students with extra practice in writing, spelling and using spelling words in context. 

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

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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.

Monumental Spelling Bee Word Lists - 3 ebook covers

Or use my  Monumental Spelling Bee Word Lists, if you're holding a competition in which you require definitions, parts of speech, sentences, and languages of origin. In each eBook, you'll find 400 all-new words!

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

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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