Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books 2021-22

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.

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. 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.


 

Getting Started

  • Students will form teams of no more than 5  ahead of time and register as a team WITH an adult Team Manager sponsoring them. 
     
  • Team Manager volunteers will need to go through BVSD's new volunteer background check process and run practices at least every other week with their team. Teams can begin meeting immediately (we are a pilot school for the new process). Meetings may take place during school (scan ID each time you visit) or outside of school (must come to main office and scan your ID monthly).
     
  • Students can begin reading now! Reading lists can be found here. Teams will be largely responsible for acquiring their own books, though the Eldorado Library has two copies of each title to help support.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE DISTRICT EVENT PAGE

Note: The Team Manager signup form is on the district page.
Please let Jared Riesel (jared.riesel@bvsd.org) know that you are forming a team as well!


 

Important Dates

REGISTER A TEAM
BY NOV 19

READ ALL BOOKS
NOVEMBER-MARCH

SCHOOL BATTLE
LATE MARCH

DISTRICT BATTLE
APRIL 30th


 

Notecatcher Documents

These notecatcher documents will be helpful in organizing details from each
book and in guiding your reading group conversations!


To make a copy of a notecatcher document, go to File -> Make a Copy.

COMING SOON!


 

Practice Questions

COMING IN DECEMBER


 

Questions?

Please email Mr. Riesel and Mrs. Senteno with any questions!

jared.riesel@bvsd.org

robin.senteno@bvsd.org