Battle of the Books

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.


 

Upcoming Schedule


 

Reading Group Meetings

  • Reading group meetings will take place in the library. Groups will be socially distanced and assigned seats. 
  • In-person students should come down to the library at their scheduled times.
  • Home Learners or students not in school on Thursdays should join via Google Meet. An in-person student will connect with the remote students during the scheduled meeting times.

Click here for Google Meet Links


 

Reading Schedules

Find your group and keep up with the schedule!
**Note: These are NOT competition teams. These are reading groups.**

Please remember that the success of this program and book distribution depends on everyone returning and getting books on schedule. Thank you for your cooperation.


 

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.


 

Practice Questions

We are excited to share the first set of practice questions for this year's competition! These are in the style of the questions that will be part of the district competition, and may also reflect some of the questions for our school-level competition.


 

Important Dates

READ ALL BOOKS
NOVEMBER-MARCH

SCHOOL BATTLE
APRIL 6-7th

DISTRICT BATTLE
APRIL 24th


 


 

Questions?

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

jared.riesel@bvsd.org

robin.senteno@bvsd.org