Battle of the Books
Presented by the Josephine B. Scheffenacker Education Trust
Also sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library, Frank and Yolanda Bruno Fund, Columbia-Patuxent Rotary Club, and M&T Bank.
Congratulations to everyone who participated in Battle of the Books! Please enjoy photos of the event and winning team information.
One of the most exciting components of A+ Partners in Education, Battle of the Books gets fifth grade students excited about reading. A lively academic competition, Battle of the Books improves reading comprehension, builds vocabulary, and teaches teamwork and good sportsmanship.
Teams of five students and one adult coach each read the same 16 pre-determined books. Selected by HCLS instructors and HCPSS media specialists, titles include a wide range of reading levels and subjects. Thanks to generous sponsors, all teams receive a set of books. In addition, copies of each year's titles are available for borrowing at Howard County Library System.
In addition to reading the books, teams choose a team name then dress accordingly.
During the "battle" (a 50-question exam), a moderator asks questions that relate to one of the following: a direct quote from one of the book characters; a statement about something that happens in the book; a passage taken directly from the book; details about an illustration or picture.
2013 Battle of the Books
Date: Friday, April 19, 2013
Time: 7 pm
2013 BOB Booklist and 2013 Coach Handbook
2013 Permission Forms:
1. Release Form Coaches
2. Release Form Students
Information for coaches
Rules and Procedures
Frequently Asked Questions - - Updated 4/8/13
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