Parent and Student Resources
WORDS TO STUDY
For any spelling bee:
Read How to Study for a Spelling Bee by national finals pronouncer, Dr. Jacques Bailly.
For a classroom, grade level or school-wide spelling bee:
Step One: Learn the 100 study words for your grade level. Ask your teacher or school spelling bee coordinator for the study words. Your teacher obtains the study words by logging into a password-protected area of spellingbee.com available exclusively for teachers. It is there that your teacher prints out “Study Words for (Your Grade Level).”
Step Two: Ask your teacher for the study words for all other grade levels. Study words are available for grades 1–8.
Step Three: Get a head start on district, county, city, regional or state competition. Learn the words inSpell It! Also, expand your spelling skill set by playing the fun word games at Merriam-Webster’s Word Central.
For a district, county, city, regional or state spelling bee:
Step One: Ensure that you know the study words for grade levels 1–8.
Step Two: Learn the words and do the activities in Spell It!
Step Three: When you master the words in Spell It!, expand your spelling skill set by playing the fun word games at Merriam-Webster’s Word Central.
LODGING FOR STATE SPELLING BEE
The Candlewood Suits in Conway is offering a discounted rate for hotel rooms the night before the Bee. Reservations may be made directly by calling the hotel at 501-329-8551. Make sure to let front desk staff know the reservation will be with group block Arkansas State Spelling Bee to receive discount.
Single Queens – $94
Single Kings – $99
Double Beds – $104
ARKANSAS STATE SPELLING BEE
Click here to download a PDF of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Spelling Bee Rules.
SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE