Battle of the Books

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Battle of the Books is a Quiz Bowl Style Competition for students in grades 3-12. Yes, it is a competition, but the purpose is to foster a love of reading! The goal of Battle of the Books is to teach students how to work together in a group for a common goal, expose them to award-winning pieces of literature, and encourage a high volume of reading inside and outside of the classroom.

 

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When students enroll in this battle, they commit to working with a school team to read books from the Battle of the Books list. The list includes ten books of various levels of difficulty. Students can read the books independently, as part of a school group, or with an adult. Some titles are also available as audiobooks, which is a great strategy as well. Students then compete in teams at the school to answer questions about the books. Each school sends one team per participating grade level to compete in the district Battle of the Books.  Check out last years winners!

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