Coming in August

Words of the Champions: Your Key to the Bee, the new study resource created by the Bee, will be available for enrolled schools on August 20.
This new study resource will include 4,000 spelling words. The School Spelling Bee Study List, featuring 450 words, is part of that total collection. We selected the words in the School Spelling Bee Study List from books included in our 2020 Great Words, Great Works reading program. Spellers can read their spelling words in the context of 18 books of varying reading level with themes, characters, twists and turns to keep your spellers engaged.

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Words of the Champions

About the Bee


Since 1925, children across America have participated in school, local and regional bees with the singular hope of making it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. This year, 11 million students will join in the experience.

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Take the Test

Do you have what it takes to make it to the national stage? Test your knowledge with the 2018 Preliminaries Test all spellers had to conquer.

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Join the Bee's official book club!

Here at the Scripps National Spelling Bee we know that great readers make great spellers. To help get every student excited about reading, we've created the Bee's Bookshelf, a monthly book club for readers of all ages! Learn more about this new endeavor and find out which book we'll read together this month.

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