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English Language Arts - 7th

Spelling Bee Bonanza!

Title: Spelling Bee Bonanza!

Compliance: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts - Grade 7

Subject: English Language Arts

Summary: Engage your seventh-grade students in a fun and interactive spelling activity that will enhance their spelling skills and vocabulary.

Topic: Spelling

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know and understand spelling rules and patterns
  • Apply spelling strategies to improve accuracy
  • Expand vocabulary through spelling practice
  • Develop confidence in spelling and word recognition


This activity will involve a spelling bee competition where students will showcase their spelling skills in a fun and engaging way. The activity will be conducted in three stages: preparation, competition, and reflection.

Resources/Materials Required:

  • Spelling word list (prepared by the teacher)
  • Whiteboard or blackboard
  • Markers or chalk
  • Timer
  • Prizes (optional)



  1. Create a list of spelling words appropriate for seventh-grade students. Include a mix of common words, challenging words, and words related to the current curriculum.
  2. Divide the class into small groups of 4-5 students.
  3. Provide each group with a copy of the spelling word list.


  1. Explain the rules of the spelling bee to the students. Emphasize the importance of accuracy and proper pronunciation.
  2. Randomly select a group to start the competition.
  3. One student from the selected group will come to the front of the class.
  4. Read out a word from the spelling word list.
  5. The student will have 30 seconds to spell the word correctly.
  6. If the student spells the word correctly, they earn a point for their group. If they spell it incorrectly, the word goes to the next group for a chance to steal the point.
  7. Continue rotating through the groups until all the words have been used or a predetermined number of rounds have been completed.
  8. Keep track of each group's points on the whiteboard or blackboard.


  1. After the competition, facilitate a class discussion about the experience. Ask students to share their thoughts on the activity, what they learned, and any strategies they used to improve their spelling accuracy.
  2. Encourage students to reflect on their individual spelling strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Provide feedback and guidance to help students improve their spelling skills.


Assess students' spelling skills based on their performance in the spelling bee competition. Additionally, you can assign a written reflection where students analyze their spelling strengths and weaknesses and set goals for improvement.

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Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts - Grade 7

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