For a classroom, grade level or school-wide spelling bee:
Step One: Learn the 100 study words for your grade level from the 2015 School Spelling Bee Study List. 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: When you've mastered your 100 grade-specific words, you are ready to learn the words for other grade levels. Ask your teacher for the 2015 School Spelling Bee Study List. There are a total of 450 words on the 2015 School Spelling Bee Study List.
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 one through eight.
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.
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Some words, called onomatopoeia, originated as an imitation of natural sounds—in fact, some linguists have developed a theory (sometimes known as the "bow-wow theory") that this is how all spoken language began. There are onomatopoeia in every language.