Welcome to  Word Wiz!

This is where all Anderson students and their families will find lessons, tips, and resources for building spelling and vocabulary skills.  There is also a special section for students who are into competitive spelling.
Check back regularly for updates and additional activities.  At the bottom of this page are links to the four main sections.

Have fun with words!

    Another great bee season comes to a close.
The winner of the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee is 14-year-old Karthik Nemmani 
who hails from McKinney, Texas.  His winning word was koinonia.

Did you catch the final championship rounds on ESPN on Thursday, May 31st?

Click this red link, Round Results Of 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee to see the 
words that were spelled or misspelled in each round.

Thinking of participating in Anderson's Grade 5-8 spelling bee program next year?  
It's not too early to start preparing.


    District 3 "Just For Fun Spelling Bee" - Recap

     Click on the red link. >>>  Just For Fun Spelling Bee - Recap



      You had to "bee" there!  The Manhattan Spelling Bee

      Click on the red link. >>  Manhattan Spelling Bee Recap

     October 16th, 1758 was the birth date of Noah Webster, Jr.
  Word lovers should know that Mr. Webster was the author of a famous American dictionary and a pioneer of spelling. 

   For an article about the gentleman whose name is synonymous with dictionary click on this link.  >>  Noah Webster (KidzSearch)
Aaugh!  Phobias!

     Two fun lists have been added to Vocabulary Resources.  You can also click the red links below.

     List of phobias (KidzSearch)          List of ologies (Kids.Net.Au)

Mr. Moy, Cruciverbalist*

During March 23rd to 25th Mr. Moy competed in the 41st annual 
American Crossword Puzzle Tournament held in Stamford, CT.
Mr. Moy began competing in 1992. 

The host of the contest was Will Shortz, the crossword editor of 
The New York Times, and one of the nicest guys ever.

There were 7 puzzles created by different constructors.  All of the contestants solved the same puzzles at the same time, and scored points for speed and accuracy.  The puzzles ranged from easy to brutally difficult.

Mr. Moy finished in the top third of nearly 700 contestants 
who ranged from teenagers to nonagenarians.*

What do cruciverbalist and nonagenarian mean?  Look them up.

Below are Mortimer the yeti and Oreo Jr. the orca.  They were Mr. Moy's good luck mascots during the contest.  Yeti, Oreo, and orca are frequent answers in crossword puzzles.

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