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LiteracyPlanet’s Word Mania USA: Calling All Students to Join Free, Fun Online Spelling Competition!

February 13, 2019 GMT

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 13, 2019--Students in the United States are invited to put their spelling skills to the test in Word Mania USA, the world’s biggest online literacy competition.

Created by LiteracyPlanet, an award-winning English literacy (language arts) education program, Word Mania challenges students to create as many words as they can in three minutes from 15 randomly generated letter tiles.

LiteracyPlanet CEO Adam McArthur said: “The response from U.S. schools to Word Mania has been very encouraging. We now have schools and school districts from all 50 states across the U.S. participating in this fun competition that has been proven to build core literacy skills.

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“We look forward to sharing our program and demonstrating how effective it is with all schools who participate.”

Word Mania is free for any student from Grades 1 to 9 to enter and with $10,000 in prizes being offered by LiteracyPlanet, there’s plenty to play for.

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 per cent improvement in scores over the competition.”

Word Mania develops crucial literacy skills including word recognition, vocabulary and word knowledge.

Schools have until March 1 to register and 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 visit https://www.wordmania.com/us/register.

About LiteracyPlanet

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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.

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CONTACT: For further information, please contact

Ben Squires - (+61) 431-451-638 orbenjamin.squires@literacyplanet.com

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