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Scholastic’s Second Annual WordGirl Definition Competition

Scholastic Media is launching its second annual WordGirl Definition Competition, a live virtual event that will challenge students’ vocabulary. The event, for kids in grades 1-3, will take place on Wednesday, April 27 at 1:00 p.m. ET at Scholastic’s New York City headquarters, and will be streamed to thousands of classrooms nationwide via a live webcast.

The competition will be held in a game-show format, hosted by WordGirl and Beau Handsome of WordGirl’s “May I Have a Word” segment. Contestants will test their vocabulary skills through word usage, reading comprehension, definitions, and the use of words in different contexts. Classes across the country will play along in real-time by submitting answers online during the webcast. Classes and their answers may be called out during the event.

Teachers can register for the free webcast here. All teachers of grades 1-3 who register will automatically be entered into the WordGirl Definition Competition sweepstakes for a chance to win books and prizes for their school or classroom.

For official rules, click here.

Scholastic Presents an Elementary Showdown for “Word Domination”

On May 11, students in the first, second, and third grades will compete in Scholastic’s WordGirl Definition Competition, battling for “word domination.”

Inspired by WordGirl, which airs daily on PBS Kids Go!, the WordGirl Definition Competition will be held in a game show format and hosted by WordGirl herself, as well as Beau Handsome of the “May I Have a Word” segment of the show. The event will consist of three short rounds and a one-minute bonus round, challenging contestants in questions pertaining to word usage, reading comprehension, definitions, and using words in different contexts.

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