Spelling and Vocabulary
State contest Director
(Not based on current year's spelling list).
Integrating Spelling and Vocabulary into Classroom Instruction
Elements of the Contest
Each year, the UIL Spelling and Vocabulary Contest is based on a different vocabulary list provided by UIL and consists of a three-part test:
- Part I: A fifteen minute section of 30 multiple choice questions focused on vocabulary and proofreading, and
- Part II & III: The written spelling of 70 words pronounced aloud to contestants.
Spelling Overview Video
Eighty percent of the test will come from the UIL “Word Power” list that changes each year. Twenty percent will come from outside sources, such as commonly used words, proper names/words in the news, and words that are representative of important elements of the English language.
The “Word Power” list can be ordered online from the UIL Study Materials Online Store.