Sunday, 27 November 2011

Battle of the Books

We've already started to get ready for our Battle of the Books competition. First step: read the books!

If you are not familiar with Battle of the Books it runs like this: Students read the books on the list for their grade level. There are three levels: grade 3/4, grade 5, and grade 6/7. Each level has 12 books to read.  I recommend reading books from these lists even if you do not plan on participating in the Battle of the Books. These lists make it easy to choose good books to read. You can find a list of the books HERE.

After you have read all of the books, you start practicing questions and answers based on the books. We will start practicing in the new year. The competition first takes place at the school level. Then there is the Zone level and finally the District level. You compete as a team of three students.

We had our first meeting on Monday, November 7th. We sat around in small groups, eating Timbits and discussing our favourite books on the list so far. Lots of fun! We meet every Monday at lunch to talk about our favourite books on the Battle lists so far, and to record what books we have read.

Students who have finished reading 5 books by December 12th will be invited to a pizza party which will take place in the library on December 14th.

Some of the Battle Books are in my "LibraryThing" on my right sidebar. Click on a cover that look interesting to you. If you then click on the "LibraryThing" link on the bottom right hand side, and you will see a review for that book.

Bonne journée!

Mme Hunter

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