Weekdays at 1:30pm
WORDGIRL follows the everyday life and superhero adventures of WordGirl as she fights crime and enriches vocabulary usage. Disguised as mild-mannered fifth grader, Becky Botsford, WordGirl possesses superhero strength with the added benefit of a colossal vocabulary. She is joined in her adventures by a monkey sidekick named Captain Huggy Face.
Each episode introduces up to four new vocabulary words in an engaging, humorous way. WordGirl is a superhero spoof so the storylines are funny takes of familiar stories from that genre.
For children 6 to 8 years old.
Visit the Web site: http://pbskids.org/wordgirl
- To help build children’s deep word knowledge and engender a lifelong enthusiasm for language
- To offer direct instruction of important targeted vocabulary words presented in multiple and interesting contexts in order to build children’s deep word knowledge and overall vocabulary interest
- To provide role-models for children illustrating the power of words within a rewarding social/emotional and cultural context
Helping Kids Prepare for School
WordGirl teaches new vocabulary words to children in a variety of fun and interesting contexts. The program enriches young audiences’ vocabulary, closes the gap for those who don’t grow up in language-rich environments, instills a love of language, and fosters better reading comprehension.
Where to Watch
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