What is a Spelling Bee

A Spelling Bee is a competition where contestants are asked to spell English words. The concept is thought to have originated in the United States. Today, National Spelling Bee competitions for English are held in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Mexico, India and Indonesia among others. source wiki The purpose of Spelling Bee competitions is to help students improve their spelling and increase their vocabularies.

Visit Scripps National Spelling Bee for schedule, official rankings, previous results and for info on how to participate in spelling competitions.

If you want to use your own word list - use WordSpell. This program is very flexible in taking whatever words(comma, space or line delimited) you enter and creating spelling test. Email me if you have problem using your word list.

Spelling Bee Word Lists on this page are taken with permission from sharonherald.com

Spelling Be Word Lists

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Words are given with simple definitions, but references and dictionaries are listed on page to help you quickly find more expanded and accurate definitions (audio pronunciations, synonyms, antonyms, etc) for each word. Simply select a reference and click on a word.

Vocabulary Quizzes

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Match the word with its definition.
Quiz remembers every incorrect answer and asks the same question as many times as you answer it incorrectly. Take these Quizzes. Do not focus on spelling only. Learn the meaning and usage of the word before learning its spelling.

Spelling Tests

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Here they are. The Spelling Tests. Now it's time to learn the spelling. You will not complete the test unless you spell every word correctly. By the time you finish spelling test - you will know the spelling of these words well.
Use [Custom] option to select only words you have most trouble spelling.