updated 4 April 2013
The WordMasters Challenge is an exercise in critical thinking that first encourages students to become familiar with a set of interesting new vocabulary words (considerably harder than grade level), and then challenges them to use those words to complete analogies expressing various kinds of logical relationships.
Working to solve the Challenge analogies helps students learn to think both analytically and metaphorically. Though most vocabulary-boosting and analogy-solving activities have been created for high school students, the WordMasters materials have been specifically designed for younger students, in grades three through eight. They are particularly well suited for able and interested children, who rise to the challenge of learning new words and enjoy the logical puzzles posed by the analogies.
The WordMasters Challenge has been administered for the past 25 years by a company in Allendale, New Jersey, which is dedicated to inspiring high achievement in American Schools.
Sycolin Creek Elementary school PTA will sponsor three teams in the gold division of the challenge this school Year (2012-2013). Any willing student in grades 3, 4, or 5 is eligible to participate.
An orientation meeting was held in Rooms 25 and 26 on October 4, 2012 at 2:45 for all participants.