The 3/4 students are currently participating in LiteracyPlanet Word Mania 2017, Australia and New Zealand’s biggest and most fun literacy competition.
Word Mania is an interactive online word building game. Players are given a board of 15 randomly generated letters, and have three minutes to create as many words as they can. Every valid word formed earns points. Longer and more complex words score higher, and scores can be boosted by building valid words consecutively, and using special Gold and Diamond letter tiles. Word building uses various literacy skills: phonemes, morphemes including affixes and plurals, spelling, word recognition, vocabulary and word knowledge. Students can play as many times as they like, and the sum of the highest 50 game scores by at least five students from the same grade will be their school’s score for that year level.
Word Mania is accessible on desktop and mobile devices. Students with a LiteracyPlanet login can simply log in to LiteracyPlanet on desktop and click on the Word Mania icon, or can download the free Word Mania 2017 app (iOS and Android).
Please see your teacher if you don’t have your passwords.