The Spelling Bee is Broken into Two Phases for the Competing Students
This is an online exam that tests each student’s vocabulary. The Local School Competition is used to determine which students from each school make it to the finals for the Main Event. The students who score the highest on this test from each grade will become Finalists.
This is the exciting on-stage portion of the Harlem Spelling Bee. Known as the Main Event, the finalists will be quizzed on their ability to spell their words in front of an audience of their friends and family. It determines the top three winners per grade, who will spell their way to victory one letter at a time.see more details
To enter the 2nd Harlem Spelling Bee, a teacher or coordinator from an elementary or middle school (Grades 1-8) must enroll their school by completing the form down below.
There are three different enrollment periods, i.e. Early Bird, Advanced, and Regular, when the teacher or coordinator can register. See the Timeline section below for the exact dates.
High schoolers, don't worry! There will be a Harlem Spelling Bee for you, too, in early 2018. Stay tuned!
The winners for each grade level will receive prizes. All Finalists will receive medals for their courage and effort in preparing for this big event.
If you'd like calendar invites to the dates below, please contact us.
Leksi is an online app that uses scientifically-backed methods to teach vocabulary in a fun environment. It is provided completely free for the duration of the Harlem Spelling Bee.
Each grade will have 100 words. All words are grouped by grade and can be found within the Leksi app and in the resource section for teachers/coordinators.
During the Main Event, if all 100 words are used for a given grade, the next grade's words will be used.
Using Leksi, the students will build their vocabulary and sharpen their spelling skills for their grade’s 100 words. Other tools that might help are vocabulary.com, Quizlet, or traditional methods like flashcards.
The National Spelling Bee has a great guide you can check out for handy tips: How to Study for a Spelling Bee.
Complete the form below to get started with enrollment. Please include your school name, the grade(s)participating, and how many classrooms will be competing.
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