how can your child participate in the Bee?

Each year 11 million students compete in Classroom and School Spelling Bees, learning important new words along the way. Encourage your school to learn more about the spelling bee program and the materials we provide for 1st through 8th grade students.

Scripps National Spelling Bee parents and speller at Bee Week
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read along with the Bee

Did you know the Bee has a free book club for middle-grade readers? The Bee’s Bookshelf partners with children’s authors and publishers to highlight a new book every month. Sign up for the book club to receive monthly spelling lists and other resources via email.

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did you know your child can learn while they play?

Word Club, the Bee's premier study app, is completely free to download and play, and includes the 450 words on the School Spelling Bee Study List and all 4,000 words in Words of the Champions, the recommended study list for School Champions. Your child can choose from five spelling game modes and three word meaning game modes.

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find your child's study words within the pages of books

Every year, the Bee curates the Great Words, Great Works book list, a selection of 36 titles chosen for their rich vocabulary and engaging content. Your child can read all 450 words on the School Spelling Bee Study List within the context of these great books!

study tips for all levels

words of the champions study list

additional spelling resources