Do you see any spelling bees in your students' future? How about THE spelling bee, Scripps National Spelling Bee? It’s the nation’s oldest and most iconic competition. In 2004, world-class spellers were given a treat. Scripps released a consolidated word list encompassing almost every word from prior spelling bees. That’s an excess of 23,000 words!
One of the best ways to prepare your spellers is to start small with weekly classroom spelling bees. Then, in time, they can advance onto regional and even national spelling bees. This type of skill will foster a strong sense of self-confidence in students and will spark a lifelong love for reading and writing.