Spelling bee words 11-12

Try these words to play spelling bees, use as sight words or engage your child in fun and easy learning games. These words are suitable for 11-12 year olds.

Easy spelling words

able, aftermath, afternoon, appear, attack, attend, breakfast, brightly, cabbage,cable, carpenter, channel, circle, climb, comfort, comical, confirm, construct, curtain,customer, damage, decide, delight, disappear, discover, empty, encourage, entertain,equal, exactly, forever, fruit, fuel, group, guard, guest, guide, guitar, handle, health,heart, heavily, helmet, idea, kindness, level, locket, lumber, magic, melon, meter,money, motor, mountain, partner, perfect, perhaps, personal, plastic, pocket,protect, provide, railway, record, reward, shoulder, socket, stranger, stroll, subject,suit, supply, temper, theatre, total, toward, treatment, useful, vacant, windy, writer.

Medium difficulty spelling words

activity, afterthought, apartment, appoint, approve, beginner, boundary, breathe,calendar, caption, clothe, colony, competition, concern, condition, creature, crouton,currency, cycle, devotion, disguise, dishonest, distance, disuse, eager, education,exist, famous, feather, feature, fiction, fragile, friction, grateful, guardian, household,increase, industry, invention, junction, junior, lawyer, management, mayor,meanwhile, memorable, mention, metal, mightily, minister, nature, neither, option,pardon, passenger, pickle, picture, pleasure, popular, proceed, produce, professor,property, quartet, reason, recess, reduce, reduction, reply, route, scene, scent, stolen,supporter, sweater, teachable, televise, though, thread, tidal, triple, victory, volcano,wealth, weather, weird, wilderness, wrist.

Challenging spelling words

achieve, acoustics, action, advertisement, anoint, apparel, appliance, awkward,burglar, calculator, capital, ceiling, cemetery, conscious, constant, detrimental,dominant, eighth, exasperating, excel, exert, exhale, extravagant, facility, faucet,frugal, jealous, language, leather, manageable, medallion, medicinal, overrule,precious, preferred, pronounce, propel, receive, recitation, reign, retrieve,significance, similar, simplicity, sleight, texture, territory, treachery, vain, valiant,veil, vein, virtue, visual, wren, wring.


This article was written by Amy Reiter for Kidspot, New Zealand’s leading resource for parents about education.

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