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English Language Arts - 6th

Spelling Bee Bonanza!

Title: Spelling Bee Bonanza

Compliance: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts - Grade 6

Subject: English Language Arts

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

Topic: Spelling

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know and understand the 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 divided into three parts: preparation, competition, and reflection.

Resources/Materials Required:

  • Spelling word list
  • Whiteboard or blackboard
  • Markers or chalk
  • Timer
  • Prizes (optional)



  1. Introduce the spelling bee activity to the students and explain the rules and expectations.
  2. Provide the students with a spelling word list that includes words appropriate for their grade level.
  3. Encourage students to study and practice the words on the list individually or in pairs.


  1. Organize the classroom in a way that allows all students to see and hear the spelling bee.
  2. Randomly select a student to start the competition.
  3. Read a word aloud from the spelling word list.
  4. The selected student must spell the word correctly within a given time limit (e.g., 30 seconds).
  5. If the student spells the word correctly, they remain in the competition. If they spell it incorrectly, they are eliminated.
  6. Continue the competition until there is only one student left standing as the spelling bee champion.


  1. After the competition, facilitate a discussion with the students about their experience.
  2. Ask students to reflect on their spelling strategies, challenges they faced, and areas for improvement.
  3. Encourage students to share tips and techniques they used to remember and spell the words correctly.
  4. Recognize and celebrate the efforts and achievements of all participants.


Assess the students' spelling skills and understanding through their performance in the spelling bee competition. Observe their ability to apply spelling rules and patterns, accuracy in spelling, and confidence in word recognition. Additionally, you can assign a written reflection where students can analyze their strengths and areas for improvement in spelling.

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Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts - Grade 6

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