Since 2013 the National Spelling Bee includes an additional vocabulary component.
It is now no longer enough to spell well, you also need to pass a tests that quizzes you on what words mean.
This is why we recommend to work on words up to grade 12 by using the VOCABULAR quiz:
You can activate spelling practice on the toolbar that is available at the bottom of the page during the quiz. Spelling tutoring is a premium feature.
Naturally, the benefit of studying words so intensively is multiplied by you study both meaning and spelling.
No matter if you end up as a Spelling Bee champion, you'll certainly end up winning!