Questions about UIL?
FAUBION UIL ACADEMIC TEAMS
Students will be tested on their abilities to navigate a dictionary and understanding of a dictionary's parts.
COACH— Jodi Connolly
Students are evaluated on their ability to memorize things listed to them in no particular order.
COACH - Mrs. Dobrock
The editorial writing contest is designed to develop the persuasive writing skills of the participants. Students must advocate a specific point-of-view in response to a prompt. Seventh and eighth grade students have 45 minutes in which to complete their editorials.
COACH — Jodi Connolly Room E218
In Impromptu Speaking, students get a prompt and prepare a speech on it. No notes are allowed.
COACH — Tina Marshell D101
Social Studies section is a quiz on knowledge of history.
COACH — (Coach Mo) Sherry Morris Room B204
This contest involves the study of paintings from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and paintings or pictures from selected Texas museums. The Art Smart Bulletin, published every other year, is the source for study of history and art elements relative to the 40 art selections and is the final authority in the spelling of artists' names and titles of art works. As part of their study, students will demonstrate an understanding of art history and interpret ideas and moods in original artworks while making informed judgments about the artwork.
COACH - Lance Norman Room E125
An evaluation on use of oratory from the 21st century era.
COACH— James Stevens
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 7 and 8 read sections of prose or poetry. Each may be a single reading, a cutting from a longer section, or a combination of several selections. The same selection may be read in all rounds, but different selections are permissible. Selections must be published although the author may be unknown or anonymous.
COACH – Brooke Riley Room A115
Maps, Graphs, and Charts
The maps, graphs, and charts contest is designed to help students learn to get information from a variety of maps, graphs, and charts including world maps, pie charts, bar charts, and local area maps. Students will be given an objective test containing approximately 75 multiple choice, true/false, and fill-in-the-blank questions.
COACH — Leslie Deanda Room D211
The spelling competition is much like a spelling test. Students write down words that are listed off by a pronouncer. Points are scored by spelling words correctly. This is not a mere test in memory, as there is no study list. In addition to learning to spell proficiently, spell correctly, and capitalize the right words, students should have been taught the rules of the English language. This includes root words, meanings and definitions.
COACH— Kaylee Boysen
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. In the course of preparing for the contest, students should be given the opportunity to describe and analyze the music, relate the music to history, to society and to culture, and to evaluate musical performance.
COACH - Daryl Jackson Room A123