Scripps National Spelling Bee Integrates Kindle Technology Into Development Of Study Materials

by Ricardo Castillo


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PRNEWSFOTO/THE E.W. SCRIPPS COMPANY

CINCINNATI -- For the 2016-2017 program, the Scripps National Spelling Bee is fully integrating book titles and technology from its presenting sponsor, Kindle, into the creation of the school-level study lists to be distributed to the nearly 11 million participating students. Study materials include hundreds of words selected exclusively from books available on Kindle e-readers. 
    The study list includes both spelling words and book titles for grade levels 1–8 including books like “Nate the Great” by Marjorie Weinman Sharma for first grade, “Matilda” by Roald Dahl for fifth grade and “The Terrifying Tales” by Edgar Allan Poe for eighth grade.  The complete list of books is available to schools that enroll in the Scripps National Spelling Bee program.  
    Enrollment is open for the 2016-2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee program.  School enrollment takes place at spellingbee.com. Students, parents and schools can use the search function to see if a school is enrolled. •