The 2012 WordGirl Definition Competition!
By Megan on March 13th, 2012
Did you know that in their everyday conversations, most Americans don’t utilize even half of the words in the English language? Roughly two-thirds of students in American schools are not proficient in reading, according to the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). It’s crucial we help kids foster a love of language, reading, and vocabulary, which is why we are DELIGHTED (adj, feeling or showing great pleasure) to announce that registration opened today for the third annual WordGirl Definition Competition!
Registration for this 30-minute webcast kicks off today — just register your classroom,
download the webcast event kit with lessons and activities, and on May1, 2012, implement the webcast in your classroom!
The Definition Competition will engage students in three game-show style rounds (plus a bonus round!), where their vocabulary skills will be put to practice through questions pertaining to word usage, reading comprehension, definitions and using words in different contexts. Students can play along, answer questions, and tally their scores!
There’s more good news: The WordGirl Definition Competition marks the official kickoff of the Scholastic Summer Challenge! As the official Ambassador of Summer Reading, WordGirl wants to spread the good word about reading all summer long. Start early by signing up your class today! Learn more.
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