Focus on Word Connections

Grid Game: Using a 5x5 grid with all words randomly placed, students seek to connect adjacent pairs or compose analogies, which must be voted as valid by other teams. in teams 

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Creating Original Analogies

Each group, of 4-5 students, makes colored cards (a different color for each challenge) for the WordMasters Challenge™ words and white cards for non-WordMasters Challenge™ words. They use these cards to create analogies manipulating the cards to make the best analogies.

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Word Hunt around School

I "hide" the words around our building and students find them and then report them to me using a definition, sentence or analogy.  Students who find all 25 words before the word meet earn a prize.

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Wordmasters Apples to Apples

A favorite is to play a version of Apples to Apples. The teacher holds up one card while teams of students search their stack of cards (complied throughout the year) for one that they defend as the best association to the teacher's word. The teacher awards a point to the...

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WordMasters Challenge

The WordMasters Challenge™ is a vocabulary-based competition that focuses on completing analogies. Over the course of the competition, students will develop verbal reasoning abilities and higher-order thinking skills, improve logic and reading comprehension, and acquire a life-long love for learning! 


Analogies 101

Prepare your students for the WordMasters Challenge™ with Analogies 101! Each of our eleven sets contains thirty analogies that introduce students to various forms of analogical reasoning. Using basic vocabulary to illustrate different analogy formats, each Analogies 101 set is suitable for use by all grade levels!

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WMC Merchandise

Need additional certificates or medals? Looking to reward your WordMasters throughout the school year?WordMasters Challenge™ merchandise is perfect for motivating or rewarding your students as they are improving their vocabulary. 

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