How To Spell Like A Champ
Book Review

by Derek
(Brisbane, Australia)

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This book is indispensable for spelling bee participants, spelling bee coaches, and teachers who are planning to run a spelling bee. Basically, this is your spelling bee bible.

The whole thing is masterfully constructed from a learning perspective, with loads of short punchy sections, anecdotes from previous bee champions, sample word lists, spelling strategies, and spelling games. In fact, you can flip this book open at just about any page and you'll have a fascinating read.

Most importantly for me, this book is written by the best experts possible - they are all organizers of Scripps National Spelling Bee. One author is a word-panel member, another is the word-list manager, and the third is the director!

Note: The book also comes with a CD that simulates a series of spelling bee rounds. Actually, I found the CD pretty slow-going and tedious, but the book itself is the exact opposite.

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