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About Word Mania USA

Learn about Word Mania USA, the most fun online
literacy competition for schools in the USA!

Word Mania USA is the most fun online literacy competition for schools in the USA. Based on one of LiteracyPlanet’s most popular exercises, Word Mania is a challenging but enjoyable game that has been proven to improve the English literacy learning outcomes in all students who take part.

The competition is on

Word Mania USA is the most fun online literacy competition for schools in the USA. Based on one of LiteracyPlanet’s most popular exercises, Word Mania is a challenging but enjoyable game that improves English literacy outcomes in all students.

Race against the clock

Word Mania challenges students to spell as many words as they can from a board featuring 15 randomly generated letter tiles. Players have three minutes to create as many words as they can by dragging and rearranging letters into the word panel, building, extending and rebuilding words.  

Win prizes

After the Practice Round which runs from January 14, 2019 to March 1, 2019, schools compete in the Competition Round from March 4, 2019 to March 8, 2019. The top performing schools by region and year level will then qualify for the Final Round from March 13, 2019 to March 15, 2019. There is up to $10,000 in prizes for the winning schools.

Improve literacy outcomes

Word Mania has been shown to improve a variety of key skills associated with English literacy by up to 36%. Word Mania involves phonemes, morphemes, spelling, word recognition, vocabulary and word knowledge.

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