UIL Spelling

UIL Spelling


Spelling UIL is designed to give students exposure to a wide variety of vocabulary words. It is not a contest of memorization. To prepare and practice for this event we will practice 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.

How does it work?

Students will write down words given by the pronouncer on their paper at a rate of approximately five words per minute.

Grades 5 and 6: 80 words; tiebreaker, 20 words.
Grades 7 and 8: 110 words; tiebreaker, 30 words.
The tiebreaker is given to all contestants immediately following the initial test.

Sample Test