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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. 

Spelling Bee Words List with pronunciations and meanings from www.spelling-words-well.com

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 25 Hard Spelling Bee Words and Definitions.

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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!

Especially for students, we've compiled a list of long-term spelling bee practice ideas and another list of short-term spelling bee practice tips. A printable version of these tips 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.

These practice words & worksheets will provide lots of important practice with words your students need to learn. Fun worksheets keep things interesting!

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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.

Wondering how to pay for your spelling bee? Check out these ideas.

Spelling Bee Games

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Spelling Bee "Pop" Quizzes - Fun ways for your students to prepare for the big spelling bee ahead. Try at least one of these this week!

Online Spelling Bee Game - Test your knowledge of some challenging spelling words. What score will you earn?

Here's another fun spelling bee quiz you're sure to love!

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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 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

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 Mammoth Spelling Bee eBooks

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

Spelling Bee Ninja

The Spelling Bee Ninja is a great way to study spelling bee words! It was developed by a good friend of mine. It's easy-to-use-software that allows you or your child to check spelling skills on any grade level of spelling words. You can even add more words of your own to the massive database of words. Check out Ninja's free version, or purchase the expanded version for even more features. 

Spelling Bee Prizes

Reward your best spellers with one of these fantastic prizes!

Spelling Bee Awards from the Zazzle Store of Spelling Words Well

These make a great prizes for spelling bee winners or any good spellers!  Prices vary by style and quantity. Products often go on sale, and we sometimes add new products, so check back often at our Zazzle store.

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Think-a-Spell eBook from www.spelling-words-well.com

Think-a-Spell eBook: 365 Brain Teasers and Spelling Challenges for Ages 10 to Adult  

300 Spelling Bee Word Lists by Grade Level

 300 Spelling Bee Words by Grade Level, with definitions, sentences and languages

Spelling Bee Toolbox eBooks

Spelling Bee Toolboxes for Grades 3/5 and 6/8   All the resources you need for a successful bee! 

Mammoth Spelling Bee Word Lists

Mammoth Spelling Bee Word Lists    with sentences, definitions, and languages

Monumental Spelling Bee Word Lists

Monumental Spelling Bee Word Lists with definitions, sentences and languages

Young Spellers Spelling Bee Word List

Young Spellers Spelling Bee Word List for Grades 1 & 2 

100 Difficult Spelling Bee Words eBooks

100 Difficult Spelling Bee Words, Definitions & Sentences  Our toughest lists, for upper grades and adults!

600 Spelling Bee Words & Sentences

600 Spelling Bee Words & Sentences for Gr 3/5 & 6/8 Extra words & sentences at two levels

101 Word Play Puzzlers eBook

101 Word Play Puzzlers   Discover the FUN of letters & words as you solve each unique puzzle. Great vocabulary & spelling practice!