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WordGirl proves the power of a big vocabulary

Eight, Arizona PBS kicks off sixth season of award-winning show

World-Girl-courtesy-of-PBSIt’s a bird! It’s a plane! No … it’s WordGirl!

Last month Eight, Arizona PBS kicked off its sixth season of the Emmy Award-winning, animated series WordGirl® with the “What’s Up with WordGirl Week” that featured five new episodes of the crime-fighting supergirl battling and prevailing over evil villains with the use of her superhero and vocabulary strength. 

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Each episode of WordGirl introduces four new vocabulary words and reinforces their meaning in a variety of contexts throughout the episode. The show aims to enrich its young audience’s vocabulary, instill a love of language and foster better reading comprehension. The sixth season consists of a total of 13 episodes in which fifth-grader Becky Botsford (whose alter-ego is WordGirl) faces some of her toughest challenges yet against the series’ most notorious villains.

WordGirl continues to resonate with audiences because of its engaging characters, robust curriculum and unique sense of humor,” said Deborah Forte, president of Scholastic Media and executive producer of WordGirl

WordGirl has received ten Emmy nominations, including two that were awarded last month, and wins for Outstanding Writing in Animation in 2008 and 2012. The show has won three Gracie awards, three Telly Awards, a Television Critics Award for Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Animation, a KidScreen Award for Best Voice Talent, and an iParenting Media Award.

Parents and kids can go on-line to pbskids.org/wordgirl to access WordGirl games, videos and related resources.

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This Article appears on the August 2013 issue of LPM under Education

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