Arabic Spelling Bee for grades 1 - 8. Arabic is a phonetic language and there is no advantage in memorizing words. Students are encouraged to listen carefully and write with tashkeel as the most effective strategy to spelling a word with accuracy. Students were provided with a list of words to practice with. Most of the words are from weekly spelling words and words that are used in the students' classrooms. Students have been practicing in class. Additional practice at home is encouraged but not required in order to prepare for the spelling bee.