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
For a district, county, city, regional or state spelling bee:
Step One: Ensure that you know the study words for grade levels
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.
Prepare your child for an upcoming spelling bee with Word Club!
Applet, carjacking, hoodie and netiquette are neologisms–words that are new to the English language. You can find other great
neologisms in the addenda section of Webster's Third New International Dictionary (copyright 2002, Merriam-Webster). Oddly
enough, the word newfangled is a really old word in English. It comes from two Middle English words, newe, meaning "new,"
and fangel, which itself comes from an Old English word, fangen, meaning "taken."