Spelling Bees

Spelling Bees


          

Einmal im Jahr treten die wir „Spelling Bees“ gegeneinander an. Schülerinnen und Schüler stellen sich im Wettbewerb der Aufgabe, auf Zuruf der Jury Wörter richtig zu buchstabieren.  Erst in der eigenen Lerngruppe, dann im Wettbewerb innerhalb der Jahrgangsstufe. Die Plätze 1 bis 4 erhalten dann eine Auszeichnung.

History


Originally born as a side project in the research department of the University of Kansas School of Education, Arcademic Skill Builders learning tools are now used by millions of teachers and students worldwide.

The earliest known evidence of the phrase spelling bee in print dates back to 1850, although an earlier name, spelling match, has been traced back to 1808. A key impetus for the contests was Noah Webster's spelling books. First published in 1786 and known colloquially as "The Blue-backed Speller," Webster's spelling books were an essential part of the curriculum of all elementary school children in the United States for five generations. Now the key reference for the contests is the Merriam-Webster unabridged dictionary.