Webcast FAQ Definition Competition About WordGirl WordGirl Website

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Subject to all applicable laws. Register by April 26, 2012 and log in to watch the webcast on May 1, 2012 to be automatically entered in the “WordGirl Definition Competition Webcast Sweepstakes.” Open to legal residents of the U.S. who are teachers of grades 1-3. One Grand Prize consisting of: school set of at least 500 books; one (1) Scholastic Children’s Dictionary and one (1) Scholastic’s Children’s Thesaurus; and classroom set of 30 “WordGirl Prize Packs” Grand Prize Approximate Retail Value or ARV: $3495.18. Two Second Prizes, each consisting of one Scholastic Children’s Dictionary, one Scholastic Children’s Thesaurus and one “WordGirl Prize Pack” Second Prize ARV: $68.92 each. Click here to read the official rules.

A Live Vocabulary Event!

Inspired by the educational objectives of the WordGirl television show, which airs daily on PBS KIDS GO! (check local listings), the WordGirl Definition Competition from Scholastic is a way to engage your students with vocabulary words in an entertaining and interactive context. By implementing the 30-minute webcast video in your classroom, students will enrich their vocabulary and have fun in the process!

The Definition Competition will consist of three short rounds plus a bonus round. In a game-show setting, students will put their vocabulary skills in practice as they are asked questions pertaining to word usage, reading comprehension, definitions and using words in different contexts. Have each student in your class play along and answer each question in the webcast! Tally their points to determine which student in your class possesses a colossal vocabulary just like WordGirl!

Prepare your students for the Definition Competition!
Download the practice activity sheets prior to watching and implementing the webcast in your class curriculum. The worksheets will offer students practice with the skills feature in the Webcast:

  • Understanding the meanings of words
  • Using context clues for correct word usage
  • Leveraging visuals to define words
  • Drawing on existing vocabulary knowledge
  • Presenting vocabulary words in multiple and interesting contexts

The WordGirl Definition Competition marks the official kickoff of the Scholastic Summer Challenge! As the official Ambassador of Summer Reading, WordGirl wants students to get excited about books and reading because it helps them learn lots of new words! Sign up your class for the Scholastic Summer Challenge today!
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WordGirl is a crime-fighting superhero who uses her vocabulary strength in a never-ending battle for truth, justice and use of the right word! Along with her trusty sidekick, Captain Huggy Face, WordGirl battles and prevails over evil (albeit ridiculous and comical) villains. Only a superhero like WordGirl, endowed with power punches and dictionary strength, can put the word-wrenching scoundrels back in their place proving once again that crime doesn't pay…but knowing the right word for the right moment is priceless. Airing daily on PBS KIDS GO!, WordGirl teaches new vocabulary words to children in a variety of fun and interesting contexts. WordGirl enriches vocabulary, closes the gap for those who don't grow up in language-rich environments, instills a love of language, and fosters better reading comprehension.
For more WordGirl, visit the official website.