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!
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.