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WORDMASTERS ACTIVITIES 2013-2014

What is Wordmasters?  

The Wordmasters Challenge is a national analogies-solving contest open to all Eastern Middle School students.

Participation in all three competitions builds vocabulary and encourages higher-level verbal reasoning abilities.

The Challenge consists of three 20-minute meets.

The first contest (October-December) is based on the initial 25-word list. 

The second contest (NEW TIME FRAME December-February) adds 25 more words and is based on a cumulative pool of 50 words.

The third contest (NEW TIME FRAME February-April) adds 25 more words and is based on a cumulative pool of 75 words.

Students who want to participate in Wordmasters should:

1)     Pick up each word list as soon as it becomes available.  Wordlist locations: in the revolving unit opposite the counter in the Main Office, and from all English teachers.

2)     Look up and learn word definitions.  Make study cards or sheets.

3)     Attend a before-school discussion session. Consult the schedule to choose the date that corresponds with your student’s grade level.  Listen to Morning Announcements for possible schedule changes. The most-successful WordMasters participants discuss, study, and play with the words with adults at home.

4)     Take the 20-minute test.  Consult with your English teacher to find out when to take the test.

Please note: The following schedule may be adjusted to accommodate last minute needs.  Updates will be announced on Morning Announcements and published on the EMS Home Page.

     The following schedule may be adjusted to accommodate last minute needs. Updates will be announced on Morning Announcements and published on the EMS Home Page.

Date

Competition 1

October 1st: Word List #1 released to teachers.

Wordlist for Competition 1 is available.
Pick up lists in the Office or in Room 206

October 1st through Decembr 6th 

Students learn word definitions and create study sheets.
Students practice & discuss possible word relationships and analogies with family and friends.

Wednesday November 6 – Grade 8
Thursday, November 7 – Grade 7
Friday November 8 – Grade 6

Word discussion sessions will be held.   
Students attend the session for their grade level. 
Times and locations will be announced by grade level teachers.  

Official Testing Window
November 18 through Friday, Dec. 6th 

Wordmasters Meet #1 – Tests Administered
EMS test times & locations will be announced by grade level teachers.  Students should ask their English teachers.  

Date

Competition 2

December 9: Word List #2 released to teachers.

Wordlist for Competition 2 is available.
Pick up lists in the Office or from English teachers.

December 9th through February 21st 

 

Students learn word definitions and create study sheets.
Students practice & discuss possible word relationships and analogies with family and friends.

Wednesday, Jan. 15 - Grade 8
Thursday, Jan. 16 - Grade 7
Friday, Jan. 17 - Grade 6 

Word discussion sessions will be held. 
Students attend the session for their grade level. 
Times and locations will be announced by grade level teachers.

Official Testing Window
Feb. 3 through Feb. 21
February break = Feb. 10 thru Feb. 17 

Wordmasters Meet #2 – Tests Administered
EMS test times & locations will be announced by grade level teachers.  Students should ask their English teachers.

Date

Competition 3

February 24 Word List #3 released to teachers

Wordlist for Competition 3 is available.
Pick up lists in the Office or from English teachers.

February 24 - April 24th 

 

Students learn word definitions and create study sheets.
Students practice & discuss possible word relationships and analogies with family and friends.

Wednesday, March 12 - Grade 8
Thursday, March 13 - Grade 7
Friday, March 14 - Grade 6 

Word discussion sessions will be held.   
Students attend the session for their grade level.  
Times and locations will be announced by grade level teachers.

Official Testing Window
April 7 - April 24th
April Break = April 14 thru April 18 

Wordmasters Meet #3 –Tests Administered 
EMS test times & locations will be announced by grade level teachers.  Students should ask their English teachers.



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