"The WordMasters Challenge is a national competition for students in grades 3-8 which encourages growth in vocabulary and verbal reasoning. Over 4,200 school teams, from 50 states, participated last year. It challenges students to solve analogies based on relationships among words they have learned, and it draws these analogies from special vocabulary lists, which students study before each meet. Unlike other language-arts contests, which emphasize grammar and punctuation, this competition addresses higher-level word-comprehension and logical abilities and helps students learn to think both analytically and metaphorically."
This blog will provide opportunities for you to study definitions and practice analogies. Additional information will be posted to this site as the year progresses. We will post pictures, projects, and activities.
Mark your calendars for these important dates:
~First Competition will be administered the week of December 9th.
~Second Competition will be administered the week of March 3rd.
~The Final Competition will be administered the week of May 5th.
It is important for you to find time in your busy schedules to study the words, find them in your reading, and use them while writing and speaking. Then, you will truly own them.