WordGirl continually saves the day with the help of her vocabulary and through her problem-solving skills.I'm still a little nervous that this might be the "language = vocabulary" view of the world. But there are things about alliteration, onomatopoeia, synonyms and antonyms, and — crucially — Acting out verbs:
This lesson focuses on verbs through a variation on the game “Charades.” Students will learn new vocabulary (verbs) by silently acting out the meaning of the words.Dudes, verbs are anything but silent. Trust me on this.
But my mind reels from the possibilities ... do we get expert commentary on animal communication built around the monkey (see picture)? Will she salvage the Bush legacy with flash cards to give him impressive polysyllabics flawlessly produced in news conferences? Will the evil Dr. Anti-symmetry be foiled? Is it just about English or will she have, say, a friend from Seoul so that she can talk about the glories of Korean tense obstruents? Would be a chance to talk about VOT being replaced by pitch differences as the crucial cue! Will an episode be set up for her to be able to say lexicographical?