Daily Archives: March 20, 2011

So You Wanna Be A Spelling Coach? When Was The Last Time You Watched A Spelling Bee?

Spelling coaches help kids learn how to spell words. Words from lists, which you knew about in advance. That’s the easy stuff. Anybody can do that. Watch me. Me: Hey kid. Kid: Yes. Me: Take this list of words home … Continue reading

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How Does Knowing Word Roots Help You Spell – Difficult Words – Words You’ve Never Seen Before?

Word origins. Greek roots. Latin roots. It’s not necessary to study that kind of stuff, is it? I mean, for someone who wants to be a doctor, yes, OK. I can see why that stuff would be helpful. But for … Continue reading

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Laodicean… What? Advice From A 13-Year-Old Champion

Laodicean. What does it mean? Is it an animal or something? Can you spell this word, without looking at it? Oh by the way, if you get it right, you win $30,000 US Dollars and become the National Spelling Bee … Continue reading

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Franklin Global SpellEvent® Championship: New York City, U.S.A. * August 2011 * Back to The Future!

Bringing the W-O-R-L-D together one word at a time! Join the Franklin English Language Learning Global SpellEvent Championship! The Franklin Global SpellEvent Championship is a global spelling competition for nonnative English speaking students age 15 or younger. It is sponsored … Continue reading

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July 19, 2010 – Flashback: Student Finalists From Twelve Nations Awarded Trips to United States for Second Annual Franklin Global SpellEvent® Championship

BURLINGTON, N.J. and ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 19 /PRNewswire/ — Franklin Electronic Publishers announced today that 24 finalists from five continents have earned the right to participate in its Second Annual Global SpellEvent Championship. The SpellEvent competition is a global program … Continue reading

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Invitation to Participate: 2011 Franklin Electronic Publishers Global SpellEvent

Estimados señores, Junto con saludar, les invito a participar: TESOL Chile en asociación con Franklin Electronic Publishers va a realizar el Tercero Torneo Global del SpellEvent Chile el sábado 14 de mayo de 2011 (9:00 am) en la Universidad Alberto … Continue reading

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