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The Sage Ventura County
Spelling Bee

Official Study Resource of the Scripps National Spelling Bee


NOTE 1: As the sponsor, Sage is not authorized to reproduce or distribute any study lists provided by Scripps. Schools enrolled in the 2024 Scripps National Spelling Bee have already received access to these materials. If you have not received any of these study materials, please contact your school’s spelling bee coordinator. 

NOTE 2: Sage does not have free/discount codes to offer for Merriam-Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary online. Also, Sage does not have free/discount codes to offer for any purchase of Words of the Champions. Please see below for how to find a copy of Words of the Champions. 

Words used in the Preliminaries and Finals of the Sage Ventura County Spelling Bee come from the 2024 Words of the Champions and Merriam-Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary online. 


 2024 Words of the Champions 

Words of the Champions is the official study resource from the Scripps National Spelling Bee. This resource will help prepare spellers for a 2023 or 2024 classroom, grade-level, school, and the 2024 Sage Ventura County Spelling Bee. All words in this guide may be found in the official Bee dictionary, Merriam-Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary online. 

THREE Places to Find the 2024 Words of the Champions 

  • School Spelling Bee Coordinators at enrolled schools have free access to a downloadable PDF version of Words of the Champions by logging into their School Portal on spellingbee.com.
  • Words of the Champions is available in paperback and on Kindle for purchase on Amazon.
  • Word Club – provided free by Scripps – to help spellers master Words of the Champions, we highly encourage you to download the Word Club app for mobile devices and tablets. Spelling and vocabulary quizzes for all 4,000 words in the Words of the Champions study booklet are available within the app free of charge. To keep your spelling champ motivated, they can use the app to play games, take quizzes and complete activities that feature pronunciations from Dr. Jacques Bailly, the Scripps National Spelling Bee’s official pronouncer. The 2024 version of Scripps’ Word Club app is available for Android in the Google Play Store or for iOS in the App Store