Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books is an optional reading program in which students read grade specific novels throughout the first semester. Students who read all the books on the list will form teams that will compete against each other with a winning team at each grade level. Teams have several rounds of competition, including a written test and a battle where students answer questions in a quiz show manner.
All questions asked during the competition begin with “In which book…” Students answer with the title of the book as well as the name of the author. It is important that students know characters, actions, plot, setting, and other details in the books.
We have great hopes that through this program, we are molding young pleasure readers! The reading of good literature from different genres, the practice of good sportsmanship, the development of leadership skills, and just plain fun are some of the many benefits students gain while participating in Battle of the Books here at Aynor Elementary School.
Students are required to read the books below and write five questions for each book. All questions must begin with "In which book..." and the answer to all of the questions would be the title and author of the book. Parents, we ask your help in modeling sample questions for your children. Please see that the questions are detailed about characters, plot, setting, etc.
Questions or comments... please contact Mrs. Rhonda Wells, our media specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Battle of the Books Lists for 2017-2018
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett Krosoczka
Ramona Quinby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express by Megan McDonald
The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dave Pilkey
Escaping the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret
Marley, A Dog Like No Other by John Grogan
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech
Real Friends by Shannon Hale
Stranded by Jeff Probst
Wonder by R.J. Palacio