• Teacher Advisor: K. Corcoran

    Meeting Dates and Time: TBD, will vary by event

    Students in 2nd-6th grades

    Description: University Interscholastic League academic contests are offered beginning in the second grade. At Wortham Oaks ES, we will offer UIL in the following areas:

    Chess Puzzle- K. Zapata
    Chess puzzle competition is very different from tournament chess play. Contestants in a chess puzzle contest receive a paper-and-pencil test that includes a series of chess boards with pieces in particular positions. Questions are based on analysis of material or possible moves in each given diagram. 

    Number Sense- TBD
    Individuals are called upon every day to use their ability to make quick mental calculations to make decisions. The development of such abilities should be an integral part of math. Individuals are called upon every day to use their ability to make quick calculations to make decisions. The development of such abilities should be an integral part of the math curriculum. Concepts covered include, but are not limited to: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, proportions, and use of mathematical notation. 
     
    Oral Reading- TBD
    Reading literature out loud provides opportunities for students to analyze the text, to grow and to develop as a performer, to communicate a message to an audience and to perform an artistic creation. Students in grades 4-6 read a selection of poetry. Each selection may be one poem, a cutting of a poem, or a combination of poems.
     
    Storytelling- Kayla Bessellieu
    Contestants in the second and third grades should listen to a storyteller read a brief story (between 600 and 1100 words long) only once, and then retell that story in their own words before a judge or judges.