Have you ever participated in a spelling bee? They are fun and can help you feel very accomplished if you end up being the winner. Taking home a trophy for a spelling bee can help you feel as though your brain is working better than computers do these days! Everyone depends on computers to correct our spelling but it is wonderful to be able to spell each and every word properly without any assistance or help whatsoever! Have you ever watched a movie called Akeelah and the Bee? It won several awards including the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, Black Movie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Black Movie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Black Movie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, and the Black Movie Award for Outstanding Motion Picture. The movie was produced by Laurence Fishburne, Sid Ganis, Nancy Hult Ganis, Michael Romersa, and Danny Llewelyn and it is awesome that they brought this movie to the big screen because it showcases what spelling bees are really like! The movie was released on April 28, 2006, with Doug Atchison as the movie’s director! It really helped us as an audience peek into the real world behind spelling bees and the academic world of spelling! There are a lot of commonly misspelled words in the English dictionary but if you can spell them then you are ahead of the game against everyone else around you!