Reading Resource for Vocabulary

by stryson

So, my fifth graders are in the middle of taking a test right now, so I’m taking a moment to tell you about a great resource that this class is obsessed with: Wordgirl.

Wordgirl is a PBS cartoon.  She is a superhero that hails from the planet “Lexicon,” and she uses her advanced vocabulary skills to solve crimes. It’s really good for the kids; they use two key words each episode, so the word is stressed and repeated.  The definition comes up in multiple contexts, so the kids see the flexibility of our language.  To top it all off, it’s very funny.

You can access Wordgirl here.


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