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It's Word Girl's favorite game show and host, Beau Handsome. This "May I Have a Word?" episode features the word "smash". Watch as contestants battle to answer questions about the word and how it is used in "Word Girl".





 
Writing Challenge!
Pretend Beau Handsome announced that there is a "Double Bonus Round" to follow the "Bonus Round". In this "Double Bonus Round" the contestants have to smash things. Write about one or two SAFE things that the contestants could smash. Be sure to include details about how they would do this and what would happen.

Some things to think about before you begin:
Notice the things that are smashed in Word Girl. Pay attention to the things the typical people can smash, like a sandwich or grapes, versus what the super heroes smash buildings. Remember that the game show contestants are regular, everyday people.


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Educational Standards
  • R:LT:2:2.1: Making logical predictions EXAMPLE: What might happen next?
  • R:LT:3:2.1: Making logical predictions
  • R:LT:4:2.1: Making logical predictions
  • R:LT:5:2.1: Making logical predictions EXAMPLE: “Which event is most likely to happen next?”
  • W:IW:1-5:1.1: Sorting and classifying facts
  • W:RC:1:2.1: Using prior knowledge or references to text to respond to a question
  • W:RC:3-5:1.2: Selecting ideas that support the development of a summary
  • W:RC:3-5:1.3: Connecting what has been read (plot/ideas/concepts) to prior knowledge, which might include other texts
  • W:SL:3-5:1.1: Writing a variety of complete sentences
1/11/2015 4:43:55 PM
Chase, 10 from Florida
A pillow and a cap. They would jump on the pillow hard and cotton will flew everywhere. they would put the cap in the ground and step on it and the top of the cap will go down

12/15/2014 1:34:29 PM
ashley, 12 from colville
pillow and book

3/24/2014 4:09:00 PM
donna , 12 from ny
well smashing something is most of the time used because of anger and or sadness. And to think of some safe things to smash would be a little bit hard but I managed to do it. Fruit can be smashed safely with no harm coming to the smasher. as well as Pillows although not ideal super hero smashing material, it is still safer then smashing into a building. And last but not least... A HUGE sponge! as you know sponges are super absorbent and smashing into one it would absorb your fall or smash. and smashing a piece of fruit safely I would suggest either golf clubs or mallets, and of course safety goggles. smashing a pillow you could use your own hands, and no harm done! smashing a sponge I would suggest your whole body smashing into a giant sponge would be an great experience! and a safe one I might ad.

2/21/2014 5:12:45 PM
Glynna, 14 from Austin
They could smash an old plate by throwing like a frisbee and they could smash an egg by throwing down on the sidewalk!

1/28/2014 11:40:15 AM
ANETTE, 9 from TANGLE WOOD
MY WORD SSMASH

1/28/2014 11:37:42 AM
ADAILERYN, 10 from WINDSON
I SMASH THE POTATOS OR I SMASH MY TEDEY BEAR

1/22/2014 2:13:07 PM
lol, 45 from ik
hi you are amazing I love you so much lol bye gtg back to my homework

12/24/2013 7:11:04 AM
Brooklyn, 8 from Riverstone Plantaion
I heard Word Girl needed help so I am wanting to help but I can't find her anywhere can you help me find her will you? I really hope you said yes now let's go find Word Girl! UP in away> See you next time

12/14/2013 9:02:16 PM
gloria, 12 from 80211
the challenge is to try to smash a egg just using there hands and if they do get to smash it they get to chooses to do what they want to do for the next person that they want to do it too and they can chooses the person and that person cant say he or she have to do it

10/24/2013 12:45:45 PM
trinity, 12 from McLoud, Oklahoma
If I was on this show that would be awesome.I would smash a piece of plastic because all it would to is dent.I would also smash a clock because i really wish time in school would go by faster but u would hurt your head.

10/23/2013 12:44:34 PM
archie, 12 from mcloud
i smash the food because i was mad. what smash the football?

10/22/2013 2:00:02 PM
sarah , 11 from Mcloud
it was weird when he got the dad but kind lame

5/16/2013 2:17:09 PM
Parker and Brad, 12 from Manhattan
OK the two things that you are going to be smashing are pumpkins filled with whip cream so when your break the pumpkin we will know and the second thing you will be smashing is a desk with a sledge hammer in the desk we have lots of sensers so if you do break or crack we will know... ok you ready. READY!...SET!.....GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

11/7/2011 6:29:02 PM
Kylie, 7 from Quincy
i would smash a banana and clay. You would just hit it slowly and squeeze it until both are dented. Both would end up being flattened and squashed.

9/9/2011 3:00:05 PM
Quinn, 8 from Garland
Always buzz in before you anser a question in a game show.

9/9/2011 3:00:41 PM
jeremiah, 8 from garland
they can smash a rock and also a egg they would smash it by hitting it with a hammer or stoping on it.

5/12/2011 12:23:33 PM
chandler, 9 from texas
smash-to hit or break something

5/12/2011 12:19:04 PM
Brock, 9 from Garland
grapes

5/12/2011 9:20:17 AM
tony, 9 from garland
this is cool

3/14/2011 10:44:21 AM
Sydney, 8 from the USA
My favorite word is food.I like other words,but I also like FOOD!Food,food,food.Wihtout food,I would'nt be alive!I don't like vetgtables but I LOVE sweet foods!

3/14/2011 10:45:42 AM
marcus, 8 from rogers
bo is as hansome as a dog

3/14/2011 10:38:51 AM
cooper, 9 from rogers
super heros smash robots.

3/14/2011 10:29:46 AM
Sydney, 8 from the USA
My favorite word is food. I like lots of other words,but I also love FOOD!Food,food,food.Without food I would'nt be alive!

1/11/2011 7:48:31 PM
Ismael, 14 from Zapata
Beau will smash and rip his own contestants clothes.

12/29/2010 4:00:47 PM
Genius, 5 from Smartsville, IW
One could smash potatoes in a bowl and make a meal. That would be fairly safe and beneficial.

10/15/2010 12:30:43 PM
brenden, 9 from bluesprings
one safe thing to smash is a sandwich.

10/15/2010 10:44:03 AM
hailey, 11 from bluesprings
The contestents could smash sandwitch's,

10/15/2010 10:44:26 AM
Kaitlin, 11 from Blue spirngs
safe you have to be safe becuase you mite die

10/1/2010 11:47:57 AM
Danielle, 10 from lee's summit
One safe thing you could smash is a pillow.You can smash it fast and it's safe because it's soft.Feathers would be flying everywhere!Now that's something safe to smash! :)

10/1/2010 10:55:41 AM
Spencer, 9 from Lee Sumit
A kid fell down and smashed a rock and got hurt.

10/1/2010 10:45:08 AM
Brianna, 10 from Lee Summit
One day I smash my toe it hrnt will it was not my folt I was walking on a summer day to resse and we for got to stop so we backed up Brtt smasht my toe

10/1/2010 10:50:20 AM
corie(girl), 9 from lees summit
well i think that some of the tings they should smash is a pillow because its soft and it as fethers in it and we sleep on it so thats why it safe to smash it i think.

10/1/2010 10:51:38 AM
isis, 9 from Lees Summit
To safe things I would smash is... peunuts and lolipops also kitty food.

9/13/2010 9:04:11 PM
jalyn, 10 from in
the word today is "real"

5/11/2010 8:26:52 PM
jacquie, 8 from
i am in danger word girl

4/5/2010 12:18:57 PM
bryan, 8 from portland
The double bonus round is the people smash stuff. That means you will get your thing and punch it from the top.

4/5/2010 12:18:57 PM
bryan, 8 from portland
The double bonus round is the people smash stuff. That means you will get your thing and punch it from the top.

3/9/2010 6:07:52 AM
carra, 8 from hyde park
smash means some one who take something and slam it down and make it mushy.






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