Fourth Grade Spelling Bee Words

Whether studying for a classroom, grade level or school-wide spelling bee, your child can prepare for the competition by practicing words from higher grade levels, reading books and researching terms in the dictionary. Find out how you can create word lists to help your child practice at home.

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How Can I Help My Fourth Grader Practice?

To adequately prepare for a spelling bee, your child should practice spelling words that are at least two levels above his or her current grade. Although sample word lists help students practice spelling, most spelling bees test students on words outside of the study list. Several websites offer free word lists and practice resources by grade level for your son or daughter to review. For example, some sites play audio clips of words while students type the answer, and others list commonly misspelled and misused words to brush up on.

Spelling Bee Word List for Fourth Graders

  1. Answer - I didn't know the answer to the question, so I didn't raise my hand.
  2. Chimney - My mom told me the story of Santa, and how he comes down the chimney with toys every year for Christmas.
  3. Cottage - Instead of going to the beach, I would rather visit my cottage by the lake for vacation.
  4. Disappearing - I couldn't figure out why my socks kept disappearing until I realized my dog was hiding them under the bed.
  5. Encyclopedia - The encyclopedia is an alphabetical reference book with information on just about anything you could imagine.
  6. Giggling - When Jane's dad was tickling her, she was giggling so hard that tears started pouring from her eyes.
  7. Highest - I once rode a rollercoaster, but that's the highest I've ever been in the air.
  8. Keepsake - I took a shell from the beach as a keepsake to remember our trip to the ocean.
  9. Machine - I put too much detergent in the washing machine, and it overflowed with bubbles.
  10. Porcupine - The porcupine is a funny-looking animal covered in sharp quills.
  11. Prettiest - Everyone always tells my sister she is the prettiest out of all of the girls in my family.
  12. Rescued - The lifeguard rescued three kids at the lake last week.
  13. Skeleton - Halloween is a spooky time of year when there are pumpkins, skeleton decorations and funny costumes.
  14. Whistling - Billy loves whistling when he cleans his room because it makes the time pass more quickly.
  15. Yesterday - My brother played soccer for five hours yesterday, so he is very tired today.
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