SUGAR CREEK STUDENT SCORES PERFECT IN WORDMASTERS CHALLENGE
Posted on 01/05/2016
Elliot, a Sugar Creek 4th grader in Mrs. Clark's room, scored a perfect 20 out of 20 in Meet 1 in WordMasters. The WordMasters Challenge™ is an exercise in critical thinking that first encourages students to become familiar with a set of interesting new words (considerably harder than grade level), and then challenges them to use those words to complete analogies expressing various kinds of logical relationships. Elliott will be competing in future levels of the WordMasters Challenge at his school with other students, but it is rare to see a perfect score as he accomplished!
Working to solve the analogies helps students learn to think both analytically and metaphorically. Although most vocabulary enrichment and analogy-solving programs are designed for use by high school students, WordMasters Challenge™ materials have been specifically created for younger students in grades three through eight. They are particularly well-suited for children who are motivated by the challenge of learning new words and enjoy the logical puzzles posed by analogies.
The WordMasters Challenge™ program is administered by a company based in Indianapolis, Indiana, which is dedicated to inspiring high achievement in American schools.