Battle of the Books 2018-19! (For rising 3rd and 4th Graders)
Dear Rising 3rd and 4th Graders,
Do you LOVE to read? Then the Lower School Battle of the Books Team needs you! Once again, we will be participating in the SCISA Battle of the Books Competition. In a “Battle”, teams of students compete to answer questions about a set list of books they have all read. The 2018-19 reading list of 20 books is attached below. You need to commit to reading at LEAST 10 of the books if you would like to participate. Of course, we encourage everyone to read all twenty! Feel free to check out these books from your local library or purchase them from your favorite bookstore. Children who want to participate need to read their books over the summer and complete a summary form for each book (also below). Summaries can be typed or written. Books can be read with an adult or read independently. In the fall, the team will meet once a week to discuss the books. The proposed meeting time is after school on Mondays. There is no cost to participate, but students are expected to attend every weekly meeting. The 2018-19 Regional Event will be taking place on January 10, 2019 at a location still to be determined. During the competition, each team is asked identifying questions about the books. Each question begins with, “In what book…?” and students will need to answer with the title and the author’s last name. We will practice how to answer these questions during our meeting times together. Students may be asked to reread books if additional practice is needed. All participants attend the battle, but only six students can participate in each round. Depending on our numbers, we can rotate students if we have more than six. We want all students to participate! If we win our Regional tournament, we may qualify to compete in the State championship (date and location TBD). Parents are welcome to attend the Battles if they would like, but it is not required. PARENTS: If your child is interested in participating in the Battle of the Books, please complete and return the permission slip. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out. The students who participated last year loved it and are very excited to start reading for this year! We’d love to share that excitement!
Susan Easter, LS Librarian