New Zealand Classroom Spelling Bee, Years 1-8
Classroom Programme with Online Resources, Years 1-8
The Classroom Spelling Bee is a fantastic programme for Years 1-8 students. It exposes them to both everyday and new words to help them gain confidence with words and expand their vocabularies.
It is also a great pathway for enthusiastic spellers who want to compete in the New Zealand Spelling Bee when they are in Years 9-10. The wordlists can be accessed online once you have registered. They are organised by the following year groups:
- Years 1–2
- Years 3–4
- Years 5-6
- Years 7-8
Each year group has three wordlists, three test sheets and a document with all the words.
The wordlists have been prepared for all spelling abilities from Level 1, the emerging speller to Level 3 and the competent speller. Students looking for more of a challenge can use wordlists from other year groups.
The words have been organised into lots of different categories ranging from food to reptiles. All the words apart from those in the Years 1-2 include the word’s part of speech, definition and use in a sentence.
|Determine which Classroom Spelling Bee year group and wordlist level best suits each of your students.|
|Print and copy the chosen wordlists.|
|Give each student their word list.|
WEEK TWO – WEEK THREE
|Encourage students to practise their words and help each other to learn their words.|
WEEK THREE – WEEK FOUR
|Print out the Classroom Spelling Bee Test Sheets for each word list and copy them.|
HOLD THE CLASSROOM SPELLING BEEFor each spelling test word group:
|Print out and copy the Classroom Spelling Bee Certificate.|
|Give out the Certificates with the Classroom Spelling Bee Test Sheet for each student.|