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This is a practice list for the first spelling bee to be held Thursday, December 8, 2016.  All words come from the 2017 Spell It! booklet published on-line at the National Spelling Bee website (www.spellingbee.com).  The first 180 words in the spelling bee will come from this list.  When the words on this list have been used up or when there are five spellers left in the bee, whichever comes first, a new list of 50 championship words will be used.  20 of the words on the championship list will be taken from the 2017 NSB grade-specific word list.  The remaining championship words could be any of the words found in Merriam-Webster Unabridged (on line).  A dictionary with pronunciations and definitions for all of these practice words has been sent to each participating school.

Interschool spelling bees:

Each school can have up to ten spellers compete in the spelling bee. Teachers can bring their entire group to the bee, but ten spellers take part in the bee and the rest of the students are part of the audience.

 


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