Are you a teacher looking for a spelling bee list to use in your next classroom competition?
Or perhaps you're a
parent or student trying to "study ahead" on some typical spelling bee words. Either way, this list should help!
We've compiled this list of 100 words that is great for 7th graders, or any students in the upper grades. About 30 of the words appear on our list of 7th grade spelling words, while other words are from outside lists and from more difficult word lists across this website.
Give students lots of practice in oral spelling before competitions. Ask students to spell words frequently aloud, even from their seats, for a bit of "performance" practice.
Be sure to use spelling bee words in sentences when quizzing students. For instance, bizarre, should be clarified so it won't be confused with bazaar: The dog's behavior was so bizarre, the veterinarian knew it was gravely ill.
Encourage students to keep a list of their most difficult words. They should add to this word list frequently and practice spelling these words often.
NEW! Spelling Bee Words List - 25 Challenging Spelling Bee Words with Pronunciations and Meanings! Teachers, use these for classroom warm-ups or competitions. Students, learn these before your next competition!
You may also enjoy this list of 50 Hard Spelling Bee Words and Definitions. This is required learning for anyone who wants to excel in an upper grade spelling competition. Please take time to learn the word meanings, along with the spellings!
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. We also offer additional sets of 600 spelling bee words and
sentences for those who don't need all the other bells and whistles.
Also, see our 100
Difficult Words for Spelling Bees that includes definitions,
pronunciations, sentences and more.
Or use our Monumental 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 400 all-new words!
7th Grade Vocabulary Words - Here are 240 challenging words to stretch your upper grade students this year! Follow all the tips and extra activities listed to get the most out of this mega list of vocabulary words. You'll find a plethora of people and place words, along with many new verbs, adverbs and adjectives. Then dive in and help your students begin to use these words!
At-TEN-tion - This English worksheet will provide learning fun along with excellent practice with spelling and vocabulary words. It is suitable for students in approximately grades 5 - 8.
Wacky Weather Worksheet - A challenging 7th grade worksheet that uses the puzzle-y cryptogram format! Complete instructions are included on the website to explain cryptograms. Once kids know how to solve these, they'll want to write some of their own for classmates to solve. They are a fun (and sneaky) way to reinforce superb spelling!
NEW! If you're up to the challenge, check out my new list of 172 Hard Words to Spell Study what makes these words (and so many others) so difficult to spell! Improve your spelling skills as you master the challenge words on this list. Learn more about unfamiliar words, words with tricky vowel combinations, silent consonants, double consonants and more. Follow the links to additional word lists and study tools! Words on the list include abecedarian, absquatulate, boutonniere, cappuccino, connoisseur, diaphanous, impuissance, logorrhea, pastiche, psephology, querulous, rinceau, terpsichorean, and many, many more.
Spelling Demons - Sometimes the words that trip us up are those that are easily-confused with other words, like desert/dessert, lose/loose, and allusion/illusion. Master this list to improve your spelling skills.
Difficult English Spelling Words - Here's my whopping list of 285 words spelled with IE and EI! Use this list to learn and practice the words you use most. Expand your skills and vocabulary with words you don't know.