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 New!!  Elementary Spelling Bee Information 2017

For any spelling bee:

For a classroom, grade level or school-wide spelling bee:

  • Step One: Students should first learn the 100 study words for their grade level from the 2017 School Spelling Bee Study List. Teachers provide the study words to students. 

  • Step Two: There are a total of 450 words on the 2017 study list.  

           2017 Study List - Spelling Only     2017 Study Lists - Spelling and Vocabulary
  • Step Three: When your students master the study words for grade levels 1–8, they may get a head start on the next level of competition by learning the words in Spell It!

For a district, county, city, regional or state spelling bee:

  • Step One: Ensure that your school spelling champion knows the study words for grade levels 1–8.

  • Step Two: When your school spelling champion masters the study words for grade levels 1–8, he is ready to learn the words and do the activities in Spell It!

  • Step Three: When your school spelling champion masters the words in Spell It!, he is ready to expand his spelling skill set by playing the fun word games at Merriam-Webster's Word Central.  
 
For inspiration, watch the documentary Spellbound on family movie night.
 
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