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A+ Academics Contact Info

A+ Academics Director:
David Trussell

A+ Program Coordinator:
Lisa Parker

Email:
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Department Phone:
512-471-5883

Department Fax:
512-232-1499

A+ Spelling

Grades 3-8; Spelling lists are new each school year and are downloaded from this page.


A+ Academic COMPETITION ResourceS

Spelling Booklet for 2018-19

Spelling Answer Sheets

The spelling contest is designed to give students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 exposure to a wide variety of vocabulary words. It is not a contest of memorization. For the most educational value, preparation for this contest should include instruction in the rules of the English language, meanings and definitions, and root words. In addition to learning to spell proficiently, contestants will learn to write clearly and to capitalize words properly.

Students will write down words given by the pronouncer on their paper at a rate of approximately five words per minute.
(A) Grades 3 and 4: 50 words; tiebreaker, 15 words.
(B) Grades 5 and 6: 80 words; tiebreaker, 20 words.
(C) Grades 7 and 8: 110 words; tiebreaker, 30 words.
The tiebreaker is given to all contestants immediately following the initial test.

Tests will be fully compatible with the Merriam Webster's Intermediate Dictionary 2004 and subsequent editions.

Study and practice resources

Additional practice and study materials are available from independent vendors.