Battle of the Books
What is Battle of the Books?
Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program designed to encourage students to read quality literature.
How did it start?
In the 1930’s Battle of the Books was a Chicago radio program. Today it is a reading incentive program in elementary, middle and high schools across the country. All of the questions in the competition begin with the words “In which book” and the correct answer is always the title and author of the book. This program works at the individual school level as well as at the interscholastic and district wide levels. Classroom teachers, reading specialists and library media specialists spend many hours choosing books and writing questions for each year’s battles.
How Does A Student Participate?
A student participates by joining a team and collectively reading as many books from the book list provided for this year's Battle of the Books as possible. Students may count "books" they have read before. However, they cannot count books that they have only seen on a video or a movie. They must read the book. They should keep a summary so they can review this information before their "Local Battle."
When will the Battle take place?
The battle is going to take place near the end of February.
What books are on the official BOB list?
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