Press Release (ePRNews.com) - CHICAGO - Jan 16, 2019 - Word Mania, the world’s biggest online literacy competition, has arrived in the United States, with students invited to join the fun for the chance to win up to $10,000 in prizes for their school. Created by LiteracyPlanet, an award-winning English literacy (language arts) education program, Word Mania challenges students to build as many words as they can in three minutes from 15 randomly generated letter tiles. Word Mania is fun to play and free for any student from Grades 1 to 9 to enter.
LiteracyPlanet CEO Adam McArthur said the company was excited to see students in the U.S. involved in such a fun literacy challenge. “In 2018, we had students from 106 countries participate in our competitions, building 208 million words from more than nine million games. We are looking forward to seeing what U.S. students can do this year.”
Word Mania challenges students to practice crucial literacy skills including affixes and plurals (morphemes), word recognition, vocabulary and word knowledge.
LiteracyPlanet U.S. Commercial Director Ashley O’Connor said she was looking forward to seeing children in the U.S. rise to the challenge. “Word Mania is a great way for students to improve literacy skills while having fun. It’s been shown to improve a variety of literacy skills including phonics, spelling, vocabulary and word knowledge and we see an average 36 percent improvement in scores over the competition. We look forward to generating the same excitement and success we have seen internationally here in the United States.”
Schools can register now for free at https://www.wordmania.com/us/register.
Students will have up until March 1 to sharpen their skills as part of the Practice Round. The Competition Round will then run from March 4-8.
The top-performing schools will qualify for the Final Round from March 13-15 and have the chance to win up to $10,000 in prizes.
To register for a login to play LiteracyPlanet Word Mania USA or for more information, parents and teachers can go to https://www.wordmania.com/us/register.
For further information, please contact:
Ben Squires – (+61) 431-451-638 or email@example.com
LiteracyPlanet is the premier online literacy resource for students in the U.S. It is a gamified learning platform with more than 15,000 interactive exercises that cover pre-reading, phonics, sight words, reading, spelling, comprehension, grammar and punctuation.
LiteracyPlanet is aligned to Common Core and All-State Standards, ensuring it is the best program to improve English literacy outcomes in students.