2015 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, Howard County Public School System, and M&T Bank.
Congratulations to all the teams who participated in the 2015 Battle of the Books.
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. The 2015 competition runs concurrently at Howard, Mt. Hebron, Oakland Mills, River Hill and Wilde Lake high schools.
Teams of five students and one adult coach each read the same 16 pre-assigned books over four months. 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 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. Winning teams receive prizes.
Each coach and student member of the team must fill out the appropriate two-sided form posted below to participate in Battle of the Books. Click on each link below to download each version of the form. They must be returned by February 6, 2015.
2015 book list:
Frequently Asked Questions
If you still have questions, please email Battle of the Books
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