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Home:  Kristi Youmans, Third Grade Teacher

“The journey is the reward”. – Chinese Proverb

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.  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.

Students in my class will be participating in WordMasters this year!  I am so excited!  Our first meet will be the first week of December.  We will practice 25 new vocabulary words, and we will practice solving analogies.