Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books is a club for third and fourth graders who love to read and want to challenge themselves to read more. The purpose of the club is to encourage students to read classical books from a variety of different genres and to encourage a spirit of friendly competition.
Each year America's Battle of the Books posts a list of 20 books for third and fourth graders. Students in the club must read at least ten of these books to participate, and if they are truly serious about competing, they will read all twenty. Once they have read the books, they will form teams to demonstrate their abilities and to test their knowledge of the books they have read. The student competitions are usually similar to the TV series Family Feud or Whiz Kids styles of competitions. Last year MES students participated in a school competition in April and the top two teams went on to compete against Bear Branch Elementary and Nichol Sawmill Elementary in a district competition.
Click here for the Battle of the Books signup form. Students must return their forms to me by September 30th.