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Spell Buddy for Grades 2-8
Recommended for homeschooled students and new spellers!
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Assign and study words that have often shown up in official school spelling bees! Round out your word knowledge with lists of good, vocabulary enriching words and methodically grow your word bank with 20 lessons (or lists of words) per grade level! Spell Buddy is ideal to help field 'off-list' words that can be found in higher-level school bees and beyond. Each book contains words that have been ferreted, swapped, and shared among spellers, parents, coaches, and teachers for decades and there are no duplicates, although forms of certain words are repeated on occasion.
UPDATE: Spell Buddy had 10% of the words at both the 2018 and 2019 NSB. In 2019, 15% of the words in Round 3 were found in Spell Buddy.
Good spelling improves SAT scores (critical for college enrollment) and since we recommend a word foundation of at least 10,000 words, Spell Buddy can pave the way to help reach this goal starting with beginner words and working up to advanced level words in the 6th-8th grade products (total count of all Spell Buddy products is 8,000 words).
Which volumes should I buy? If you are a beginning speller, we recommend starting with your own grade level; intermediate to advanced spellers may prefer to start with a higher grade level volume.*
Backpack sized 6"X9" (Easy-to-carry!)
- Lesson assignment page
Simple, abbreviated definitions for learning word meanings more quickly
Phonetic pronunciations - aids spellers in properly pronouncing words by "sounding" them out
Coach's Manual (optional) is 8.5"X11" and contains sentences, alternate pronunciations, and etymology for conducting practice spelling bees at school or at home
*Note: Spell Buddy does not replace the official "annual" list published by Scripps' National Spelling Bee, but contains words used in past classroom and school spelling bees.
Recommended for general vocabulary enhancement, school spelling bees, classroom spelling bees, National Spelling Bee preparation (in addition to the annual lists at www.spellingbee.com), and other spelling competitions.
FAQ: How many words are in each Spell Buddy?
- Grades 1 & 2 - 550 & 600 words (both grades in one book)
- Grades 3 & 4 - 675 & 775 words (both grades in one book)
- Grade 5 - 900 words
- Grade 6 - 1100 words
- Grade 7 - 1450 words
- Grade 8 - 1950 words
- TOTAL WORD COUNT FOR ALL BOOKS is 8,000 words!
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