Battle of the Books
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Battle of the Books is a district competition to encourage children to read and become familiar with excellent literature. Birdville elementary librarians develop a primary and intermediate list of books for students to read each year. Students are asked to read the books and become experts. The team practices and studies until they compete.
What is Battle of the Books?
Battle of the books is a district academic competition. Students who would like to try out need to read the books from the Battle of the Books list. Kindergarten through 3rd grade students read the primary books and 4th and 5th grade students read the intermediate books.
Do I have to buy the books?
When do I need to be finished reading all of the books?
How do you choose the team?
I made the team now what?
You will need to be present for all practices. The team will practice after school one to two days a week. Reading and rereading the books at home is important too.
When is the competition?
Where can I find the Battle of the Books list?
Mrs. Beaver has copies of the list in the library, and on her web page. Please be sure
the student understands what the story is about and looks closely at the pictures in the book,
if it contains any. The students will be tested on the entire book.