The “Spell It” information is available online and is free to all schools. The website is: www.myspellit.com. All the words listed are linked to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary with audio pronunciations. The emphasis of the Spell It! is to teach students to learn how to spell and to minimize the memorization of words.
AACS High School Competition
- Study lists may be accessed at www.myspellit.com. Words are organized into sections by language of origin. Words are further organized into “Study Words” and “Challenge Words.” Spelling Bee Booklets are no longer available; however, each word list may be printed for study purposes by selecting the “Print” tab. Spelling bee words will not necessarily come from these lists but will come from the same categories.
- Instruct high school students to study all sections.
Junior High and Elementary Competitions. Contact your state association for Junior High and Elementary guidelines!
- Junior high competitions are governed by the various state organizations. AACS suggests instructing junior high students to study the following sections (accessed at www.myspellit.com): Arabic, Old English, Greek, Words You Need to Know, French, German, Italian. Spelling bee words will not necessarily come from these lists but will come from the same categories.
- Elementary competitions are governed by the various state organizations. The elementary study list is available on the AACS website. Spelling bee words will come from the list, from student textbooks, and from the dictionary.
Click here to download the 2016-2017 Elementary Spelling List.