How to Spell Like a Champ

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Workman Publishing, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 221 pages
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How to spell, from “A-D-A-G-I-O” to “Z-U-C-C-H-I-N-I”

At last, everything you need to master the art of spelling. Learn the basic rules and all their annoying exceptions, plus 26 words of unknown origin, like curmudgeon. • Discover the four most commonly misspelled word types (#3: words with a schwa). • Don’t know what a schwa is? Aren’t sure about the difference between antonyms and eponyms? Discreet and discrete? Here’s your chance to learn all the tricks and tips that’ll make you a bee winner! • Oh, and did we mention the pages and pages of skill-building puzzles and games?
  

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User Review  - Savannah - Goodreads

A word lover and past competitor at the National Spelling Bee, I found this book both helpful and interesting. Words from the book appeared at various spelling bees (including nationals), the advice ... Read full review

Review: How to Spell Like a Champ

User Review  - DixieJo - Goodreads

I got this for Noble - because he likes to read reference type books and I thought HEY maybe he could learn to spell. (Alec and I are both terrible spellers). I know Noble is going to enjoy it ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Barrie Trinkle, a graduate of MIT, has served on the Bee's Word Panel since 1996. She was the 1973 National Spelling Champion (her word was "vouchsafe").

Carolyn Andrews is the word list manager for the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Her son, Ned, was the 1994 National Spelling Champion (his word was “antediluvian”).

Paige Kimble is the director of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. She was also the 1981 National Spelling Champion (her word was "sarcophagus").

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