Worrrd Up! Eight Reasons America Loves Becky Botsford
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
Having a rich vocabulary is the secret to being a better writer, to creating a fabulous first impression, or to conquering any reading test, including the SATs. And somehow little Becky Botsford, a 10½ year old from the planet Lexicon, has made studying vocabulary more enjoyable than most educators could ever do. Read on for quick tips and top sites to beef up any young student's word-stock with the help of this mild-mannered child, aka WordGirl.
Scholastic's live WordGirl Definition Competition/Webcast is just eight school days away. If you're not familiar with the young super hero, check out her interview with legendary anchor man Jim Lehrer, then scroll down below for eight super reasons to love her.
The super girl is now a super app! In WordGirl Word Hunt, kids must choose the right word to vanquish villains. Then users tilt their iPod Touch or iPhone up or down to make WordGirl zoom and fly across the room. My preschooler loves this game! Warning: the app requires newer software, iOS 4.3.