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We recently moved to a new state that offers a spelling bee in our county. As a 5th grader, my DD qualified for the county spelling bee. I was told by our coordinator that the county spelling bee list comes from "Spell It" and that the list hasn't changed in 10 years. Is this how the process normally works? Assuming she wins the homeschool bee again next year, if we study and memorize this list all year she will be extra prepared for the county bee? Is this the same list for the state bee?


Also, DD loves spelling and dreams of making it to the national bee. What are the best resources for year round study? 

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Our regional bee also uses Spell-It, and many of the same words show up over time, but there are some differences here too. We don't have a state bee--the winner of our regional bee goes to Nationals. 


You may find the Scripps National Spelling Bee study site helpful as you work with your daughter towards her goal. The  dictionary is the study guide at that point. You'll want to make sure to teach her about questions she can ask, understanding clues that relate to language of origin, and so on. Have fun!

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