Word Mania USA 2019

The most fun literacy competition for schools in the USA!

Free to enter, fun to play and suitable for all students from Grades 1 to 9. Word Mania USA is over for now, find out more about the winning schools below!

Important Dates

Word Mania USA is a word-building challenge that’s easy to play but tough to master. Race against the clock to build as many words as you can from 15 letters in just three minutes, and help your school reach the top of the leaderboards!

Practice Round

January 14, 2019 – March 1, 2019

Competition Round

March 4, 2019 – March 8, 2019

Final Round

March 13, 2019 – March 15, 2019

How can I get involved in Word Mania?

Word Mania is free to enter for all schools in the US. Developed by LiteracyPlanet, Word Mania is a fun, competitive word building exercise.

What do I need to play Word Mania?

Word Mania is available to play through your web browser. You can also download the Word Mania app through iTunes and Google Play.

How does Word Mania help students learn?

Word Mania is one of LiteracyPlanet’s most popular learning exercises and develops key literacy skills including spelling, vocabulary and more!

Win up to $10,000 in prizes for your school to enjoy!

Don’t miss the chance to win big prizes for your school! The top performing schools and students in Word Mania for each region are rewarded with major prizes for their efforts.

The world’s biggest literacy competition for schools!






What teachers say about Word Mania:

Tegan Ma
Head Teacher

"The students find it engaging and they’re transferring this knowledge into their reading and writing."

Josephine Parnell
Literacy Coordinator

"The students have really taken to Word Mania this year and they are enjoying the challenge so much."

Jim Rowbotham
Head Teacher

"Students are able to extend what they learn in normal lessons and that’s proved really beneficial."

Improve your student's literacy skills!

Word Mania has been shown to improve the literacy skills of students taking part in the competition. Average game scores have been shown to increase by 36% and the average number of correct words per game have been shown to increase by 20%!

Are you ready to play Word Mania and win?

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