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David Riddle, 2005 National Senior Spelling Bee Champion, has been a long time supporter of our nonprofit.

He sent us an amusing report of his moment of fame at the musical 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.




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    All about YOU

    We create every session just for you.
    Nothing is out-of-the-box!

    Advance on your word journey in fast, easy steps. Focus on learning what’s important to you; we’ll manage your progress behind the scenes.

    LearnThatWord is a complete solution. We’re your virtual mom, catering to your every need and helping you be the best you can be.

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    Learning from over
    30 vocabulary experts.

    Deep analysis of millions of texts.

    Years and years of obsessing
    about words.

    Sleepless sleepless nights
    dancing with databases.

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    Explore each word’s context, its nuances and flavors, to get a sense of how to use it.

    Integrated in each quiz is our Open Dictionary of English, ODE.
    It’s the richest and most interesting learners’ dictionary available. Explore words through:

    Pronunciations from around the world
    100s of usage examples
    Idioms and limericks
    Interactive thesaurus
    Definitions from multiple sources
    Translations in 37 languages
    Synonyms, antonyms
    Words that rhyme
    Origin and root word information
    Verb conjugations
    Tutoring comments and trivia

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    We check off words you know, so you focus your energy on those that need more practice.

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    Get lasting results 10x faster than with any other vocabulary study tool.

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    Lasting RESULTS

    A word turns into vocabulary as you learn it “by heart.” It’s that moment when you no longer have to think about it before you use it.

    Once you reach this level of “automaticity,” the word is yours forever. You will never forget it.

    LearnThatWord is the only fully managed solution that builds this automaticity.

    You’ll meet each word repeatedly over time and explore its nuances and “flavors.” Our multimedia resources bring words to life.

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Spelling Bee Word List

The number of Spelling Bee Words you need to know if you want to win the famous Scripps National Spelling Bee is growing every year.
Even if you're just preparing for a smaller event, smart preparation is key!

Most of the finalists have prepared intensively for years before making it to the primetime TV broadcast. LearnThatWord was started by parents looking for top-notch tutoring support for their children.

LearnThatWord prepares you for your big moment on stage:
The spelling quiz speaks the word in question, and provides definition and sample sentence, just like a spelling bee.
The answer screen also offers a lot of additional information to help you memorize the word, among them root word tips and origin.

The very best is how LearnThatWord manages your studies. If you struggle with a word, or mark a word for review, these spelling bee words are added to your personal practice list. They will be re-introduced in future quizzes until you get them right, every time, without doubt. Only if you truly mastered the word is it removed from your practice cycle.

This helps you manage this large amount of words you need to study. You always spend the right amount of time on words that still need practice.

Three ways to learn your spelling bee words

We offer three powerful ways to learn spelling bee words for those looking for spelling bee word list:

1 - Select goal "spelling bee words" as your preference

This will take you through close to 30,000 typical spelling bee words. We sorted them first by frequency and then by difficulty, making LearnThatWord the most comprehensive spelling bee program in the world.

It automatically introduces the words from the Consolidated Word list, previous Paideia lists, Spell It words, and words from recent National Spelling Bees.

Using the "spelling bee words" goal, you will first review the most common, then the less common, and finally the really exotic spelling bee words. In each categories, words are tagged so you advance from easy to advanced automatically.


2 - Find spelling word lists in our archive

LearnThatWord is a popular study tool among spelling bee contestants. 
Discover thousands of ready-made word lists when you search for "spelling bee," "paideia," "spell it" or " consolidated word list" in our word list archive—and the archive is constantly growing!


To win the Scripps National Spelling Bee, we recommend to go through the full LearnThatWord "spelling bee words" goal module. It helps you review over 25,000 typical spelling bee words!

So, instead of assembling spelling bee word lists manually, switch to the "spelling bee words" goal setting and use your time for learning instead! 


3 - Add your own word list

Are you preparing for a local event? 
Plan to stage a classroom spelling bee with your students?

Adding your own words to your own account or a classroom is very easy. You can even add custom definitions! And because we're a nonprofit, second and third graders in public schools get free tutoring as part of our Vocabulary Junction campaign.

Sign up for spelling bee tutoring!