Study Tips

For any spelling bee:

  • Register for the Bee’s Word Club or a Word Club Season Pass. Word Club will give you direct access to information and study materials for your child’s school or classroom spelling bee. A Word Club Season Pass is the ultimate spelling bee learning tool, with audio pronunciations and instant feedback covering more than 1,600 words.

 

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 in Spell 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.