OUT NOW!!! – The 2020 District Bee Supplement, a statistically-proven guide containing 1,300 handpicked words with 100% of the vocabulary words and ~98-99% of the spelling words in District, County, and Area Bees in 2020, including ~95.0% of the Additional Words. Also includes secrets for maximizing your studying efficiency and your performance on stage!

This is the best site on the web for spelling bee preparation!  Created by the runner-up of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee, it has everything to help you reach your spelling goals!  This website includes:

  • Experienced insight on all aspects of the bee
  • Access to crucial yet elusive lists (such as the Consolidated Word List or Paideia)
  • General tips
  • Archives of past Bees
  • An assortment of painstakingly-constructed lists with a wide variance in difficulty
  • Invaluable materials to succeed at any level of competition

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31 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. Owen, you should have thought of Italian, since Autostrada ends in -strada, meaning street in italian.I do see how you got confused on the etymology though.

  2. I just got out in the NSB on Autostrada, thinking it was a t instead of a d because strat means street in latin. Was autostrada on your lists?

  3. I need to know why we have words for 6-8 when im in 8 grade and its a lot of words we getting all the words and we just got the paper today and the spelling bee tomorrow

  4. I have read the list for 5th Graders and I would like to know who comes out with the list. Is there a special interest agenda being pushed on the kids. My son came home with a list of words such as “Methuselah”. I wonder how is that productive, normal,practical or even beneficial to know Noah’s grand father.

    That is just crazy!!!!

  5. I really can’t find the spelling list for my school(citrus elementary)which is weird because my friend Nester found seven hundred words for it. Please help,my spelling bee is on January the twenty-fourth!!!

  6. Hi I’m in 3rd grade going to the spelling bee and lost my words please send me my 3rd grade words because I have nothing to practice

    Thanks you from

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