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Verbomania

  • 50% of words that were given Round 1 of the 2014 National Spelling Bee could be found in Verbomania
  • Alpha Sequence Verbomania comes in one volume (word list is identical to Random)
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Try Alphabetical

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or Random!

Verbomania means "passion, craze, or obsession with words." This popular Regional and National Spelling Bee prep book contains over 13,000 vocabulary enriching, SAT-type words. These are some of the more dynamic and interesting nouns, verbs, and adjectives from the English language that form a strong spelling and vocabulary foundation. Words include definitions, phonetic pronunciations, parts of speech, and language of origin. Random sequence includes etymology and pronunciations. Alpha sequence has been revised to include shortened etymology and  pronunciations.

Words in Verbomania are typical of words found in spelling competitions and historically, many of the words in the earlier rounds of the National Spelling Bee have been found in this volume. Read our After a Spell annual newsletter to see how kids who used Verbomania fared in last year’s Bee. (Note: This product is not returnable.)

FAQ: Should I buy Random or Alpha sequence?
Traditionally, studying alphabetically has been the norm and seemingly the most logical since that is how the dictionary is arranged. However, Random sequence Verbomania can be more challenging than Alpha sequence since word prefixes cannot be assumed simply by knowing a word's alphabetical placement. For instance, if a speller has never seen the word gigantic, the first letter could sound like a "j" or a "g”. However, if the speller knew that they were studying in the "g" section, the challenge of spelling the word without a prompt might be missed. Random sequence is enjoyed by parents or coaches who strive to keep assignments varied and interesting while making verbal quizzing sessions more indicative of a student's knowledge. Click the above links to view inside each product before buying. Good luck and good spelling!

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  1. Good!

    Posted by Unknown on 30th Jan 2013

    I have just started memorizing it and, although it is not nearly as challenging as New Nat's Notes, I believe it will help any student preparing for Nationals.


  2. Pretty good

    Posted by unsigned on 10th May 2011

    This was a good book with a lot of helpful vocabulary words. Although it was a good book, I think it would be more helpful for those who are studying for SATs and want to expand their vocabularies. But, it is still a very useful book.