Here are some links to resources to help teams who are interested in studying a little bit before the Bee. We will not be providing a list of words from which our competition words will be chosen. All of our words will come from Merriam-Webster and the decision of the judges will be final! Feel free to consult these resources to get an idea of the types of words you might encounter as well as strategies for recognizing word roots.
- Consolidated Word List from the Scripps National Spelling Bee – about 350 pp.
- LearnThatWord – a free online vocabulary and spelling aid
- Webster’s Dictionary of Prefixes, Suffixes, and Combining Forms – 62 pp.
Word of the Day
Yes! Many of our participants dress up! If you are looking for ideas for your team costume, check out last year’s photos and these links: