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2020 Spelling Bee

  Join us for our 9th Annual
New Haven Reads Spelling Bee!

Our Spelling Bee is virtual this year, so we are looking forward to some buzzworthy fun!

December 4, 2020

via Zoom and using the game platform Kahoot!

Check out our Spelling Bee Program here!

This is not your ordinary NHR Spelling Bee!

We are making some changes this year because of the coronavirus pandemic but, as always, all proceeds go to support our online literacy programs – which are more important now than ever as children face educational gaps from being out of school for so long.

Fun for the entire family.

This year we will be using Kahoot! and Zoom to run our Bee so you can participate from the comfort of home, wherever you may be! Once you are registered we will  send all the information you need on how to use Zoom and Kahoot! for anyone who has not used them before. We will also send you some practice games to get a feel for how it will be live on the night!

Register here!

Some of the changes we are making for Bee 9

  • Participants will compete as individuals – no teams this year!
  • There will be three rounds of 10 spelling questions and every entrant will participate in the whole competition.
  • For each spelling word, you will hear the word, it will be used in a sentence, and defined. You have four spelling options from which to choose. Only one will be correct. You get points for accuracy and speed so no one is out if they get a wrong answer. Your points will accumulate across each round.
  • There will be prizes for the winners of each round and we will also crown an overall champion for the whole event.
    Click here to see how the Virtual Bee will work.
    Click here for a short video on how to log into Zoom and Kahoot!

Register here!

Click here to find out more about our sponsors

We are so grateful for the support of our amazing sponsors. Please support these organizations and businesses as they have supported the work of NHR.

Gold Sponsors – 2020

Silver Sponsors – 2020

Bronze Sponsors – 2020

For more information, contact spellingbee@newhavenreads.org.