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Spelling Bee Guide

How to Win a Spelling Bee!

Whether you're preparing for a spelling bee, running one, or tutoring a competitor, you'll find a whole bunch of expert resources here to help get you going. And hey, I know it all looks a bit intense and serious, but that doesn't mean it can't be fun...

Tips and Tricks

The Spelling Bee Toolbox

Interview with a Spelling Bee Champion
8 Expert Tips to Improve Spelling
Expert system for memorizing lists

Word Lists

Commonly Misspelled Words
Frequently Mispronounced Words
Stupidly Difficult Spelling Words
My (& Your!) Favorite Spelling Bee Words
Scripps National Spelling Bee Words
More Word Lists

Vocabulary & Spelling Games

Free Vocabulary Games & Activities
Free Spelling Games & Activities
How Wordsearches Can Improve Spelling
Free Spelling Bee Wordsearch Puzzle
The 55,000 Word Talking Spelling Bee.


Scripps National Spelling Bee
National Senior Spelling Bee

Tell Us About YOUR Spelling Bee


Online Spelling Tutor
How to Spell Like a Champ
American Bee
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

And remember... before I share any advice or resources with you, I consult the world's experts. If it's recommended by Word Buff, then it's been recommended by champion spellers, bee organizers, or researchers in the field.

UPDATE -- I'm always getting emails from teachers asking for more information about how to run a spelling bee.

At last, I have a great answer for you! You'll find everything you need to organize and run your spelling bee in the Spelling Bee Toolbox...

Click Here to check it out

This kit was put together by a teacher with years of experience in organizing spelling bees and competitions for schools and community organizations. It is much better than anything I could put together for you, and I'm sure it will sort you out ;-)

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