U.I.L. Event Descriptions

Sharyland ISD

Elementary UIL Events

 

Art Smart (4th and 5th grade) – The art contest involves the study of 40 paintings from the National gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and from Texas art galleries and museums. Students learn to recognize and identify various works of art and the artists who created them.

 

Music Memory (5th and 6th grade) – The focus of the music memory contest is an in-depth study of fine pieces of music literature taken from a wide spectrum of music genres to expose students to great composers, their lives, and their music.

 

Oral Reading (3rd and 4th grade) – 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. Poetry is used in this contest.

 

Oral Reading (5th and 6th grade) - 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. Poetry is used in this contest.

 

Spelling (2nd) - The spelling contest is designed to expose student to a wide variety of vocabulary words. It is not a contest of memorization. For the most educational value, preparation for this contest should include instruction in the rules of the English language, meanings and definitions, and root words.

 

Spelling (3rd and 4th) - The spelling contest is designed to expose student to a wide variety of vocabulary words. It is not a contest of memorization. For the most educational value, preparation for this contest should include instruction in the rules of the English language, meanings and definitions, and root words.

 

Spelling (5th and 6th) - The spelling contest is designed to expose student to a wide variety of vocabulary words. It is not a contest of memorization. For the most educational value, preparation for this contest should include instruction in the rules of the English language, meanings and definitions, and root words.

 

Creative Writing (2nd grade) – Creative writing is designed to promote creativity in an academic format and to encourage writing skills at an early grade level.

 

Ready Writing (3rd and 4th grade) - Texas puts great emphasis on writing skills at all levels of school and all levels of state-wide testing. Ready writing builds those skills and helps students refine their writing abilities. In particular, this contest helps them learn to write a clear and correct paper that is interesting and original.

 

Ready Writing (5th and 6th grade) - Texas puts great emphasis on writing skills at all levels of school and all levels of state-wide testing. Ready writing builds those skills and helps students refine their writing abilities. In particular, this contest helps them learn to write a clear and correct paper that is interesting and original.

 

Mathematics (2nd grade ) – Learning to complete math problems quickly is a valuable skill in all facets of life including engineering, accounting, completing tax returns and even grocery shopping. This contest provides opportunities for students to further develop and then apply their math knowledge and skills.

 

Mathematics (3rd and 4th grade) - Learning to complete math problems quickly is a valuable skill in all facets of life including engineering, accounting, completing tax returns and even grocery shopping. This contest provides opportunities for students to further develop and then apply their math knowledge and skills.

 

Mathematics (5th and 6th grade) - Learning to complete math problems quickly is a valuable skill in all facets of life including engineering, accounting, completing tax returns and even grocery shopping. This contest provides opportunities for students to further develop and then apply their math knowledge and skills.

 

Number Sense (3rd and 4th grade) – Every day, individuals are called upon to use their ability to make quick mental calculations to make decisions. The development of such abilities is an integral part of the math curriculum.

 

Number Sense (5th and 6th grade) – Every day, individuals are called upon to use their ability to make quick mental calculations to make decisions. The development of such abilities is an integral part of the math curriculum.

 

Calculator Skills (5th and 6th grade) – The calculator applications contest is designed to stimulate the development of mathematical and calculator skills.

 

Dictionary Skills (5th and 6th grade) - Thorough knowledge of the dictionary is a way to increase a student’s ability to find the information that is needed for class work as well as everyday living.

 

Science (5th and 6th grade) - Emphasis for the science contest will be placed on knowledge of scientific fact, understanding of scientific principles and the ability to think through scientific problems. The contest is designed to test not only memory but the ability to think critically about science and science concepts.

 

Listening Skills (5th and 6th grade) - The listening contest is designed to help students recognize the importance of effective listening skills and to identify problems they may have in listening effectively. The contest provides a challenging format to test the improvement of their listening abilities, and encourages students to develop the foundation skills they will need throughout their lives, both in and out of the classroom.

 

Storytelling (2nd and 3rd grade) – To tell a story, the participant must develop skills in listening, thinking and speaking. This contest also allows for the development of creative expression, something being given more attention in the professional world.

 

Spanish Storytelling (2nd and 3rd grade) – See storytelling above (language of presentation would be Spanish.)

 

Spanish Poetry (2nd and 3rd grade) - 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. Poetry is used in this contest. (Language of presentation would be Spanish.)

 

Spanish Poetry (4th, 5th, and 6th grade) - 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. Poetry is used in this contest. (Language of presentation would be Spanish.)

 

Maps, Graphs, and Charts (5th and 6th grade) – This contest is designed to help students learn to obtain information from a variety of maps, graphs and charts including world maps, pie charts, bar graphs and local area maps.