The Scripps National Spelling Bee study site for school spelling champions created in cooperation with Merriam-Webster. Spell It! focuses on about 1150 words, divided into sections by language of origin. Studying language of origin will enable you to learn and remember several important rules, tips, and guidelines for successfully spelling words in English—the most challenging language of all for spellers!
Each section contains one or more "challenge words" in addition to its basic study list. Also included is our list of "Words You Need to Know." These words appear frequently in student essays, and every writer should become familiar with them. You should also study these words to prepare for classroom bees.