Do you want to win a spelling bee? Shine at the famous Scripps National Spelling Bee?
Your big moment on stage needs careful preparation. LearnThatWord makes it easy to learn lots of words quickly, and provides powerful tutoring. Our quizzes simulate the spelling bee experience, and our adaptive technology keeps track of words that need more review.
Spelling bees have become very popular in recent years. Movies, a successful broadway play, and a primetime TV broadcast of the Scripps National Spelling Bee moved this tradition into the spotlight again.
The trend is expanding from the US into other countries: Teachers hold class or school competitions. Adults compete in spelling bees for entertainment or fundraising events.
Other English-speaking countries launch their own events.
What can you win at the National Spelling Bee? The trophy, of course, as well as over $40,000 in prizes.
All spellers receive:
A commemorative watch from Scripps,
Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged on CD-ROM from Merriam-Webster,
the Samuel Louis Sugarman Award (a $100 U.S. Savings Bond),
plus, a cash prize from Scripps.
These cash prizes range from $100 if you hear the bell before the Quarterfinals to $12,500 for the second place winner.
Winning, or even making it to the finals, is also a great way to get into top colleges!
Spelling bee module contains close to 30,000 typical words you may encounter at a spelling bee. It automatically includes the Consolidated Word list, previous Paideia lists, Spell It words, and words from recent National Spelling Bees.
Similar to what you experience as you go higher and higher levels in the contest, we sort words by frequency. You first study the most common, then the less common, and finally the really exotic words. In each category, words are tagged by difficulty, so you advance from easy to advanced automatically.
Any word that you didn’t know or where you felt unsure, is added to your personal practice list. It is reviewed until you get it right over three subsequent quizzes. This may take three or many more reviews. LearnThatWord will keep coaching you until you can show that you learned them reliably.
Are you preparing for a local event? Do you plan to stage a classroom event with your students? You can easily activate one of our many spelling bee word lists from the archive.
You can even add custom definitions to your own word lists!
Audio, sample sentences, images, root word information, origin, etc. is already provided.
We’re a nonprofit organization. Second and third graders in public schools get free tutoring as part of our Vocabulary Junction campaign.