Battle of the Books Blog

Final Battle Scores

The Battle of the Books is now completed. Congratulations on a great season. Overall, the scores are very close this year and all participants should be very proud of their efforts.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday, April 3rd for the Battle Award Ceremony. Each member of every team will receive their Battle Certificate and be able to hear author, Keir Graff, speak about writing. We will all dine on pizza as the author signs Battle Certificates or purchased books.

Please note this year teams have the opportunity to test their book knowledge against Miss Tiffany. Teams are invited to write their questions (be sure to have the relevant page numbers written down that support your answers), and quiz Miss Tiffany during the pizza eating portion of the Awards Ceremony.

See you there!

Battle 4 Recap

Battle 4 Scores: Giles in first place followed by Leigh Black, St Eugene, Leigh Red, Unin Ridge, Pennoyer, St Monica White, and lastly, St Monica BlueCongratulations to all of the teams for their efforts in Battle 4. All challenges will be looked at throughout the week, and any points awarded from challenged questions will be applied to Battle 5 scores.

A lot of warnings were given during Battle 4. To avoid any possible deduction in points, please be cautious of your group's volume. In addition, all cell phones should be put away, and one should never reach into the square of another team. Please take these warnings seriously as losing points in the final Battle could affect your team's standings.

We look forward to seeing all the teams next week for the final push for points.

 

Battle 3 Recap

Battle Three Scores: Giles in first place followed by Leigh Black, St. Eugene, Union Ridge, Leigh Red, Pennoyer, St Monica White, then lastly, St Monica BlueCongratulations to all the teams for their great work during Battle 3. We are now over halfway through the battle season. High scoring rounds during Battle 3 caused a lot of movement in the leader board. We are excited to see what happens next week!

Remember, next week is the last week to turn in your Purchase Forms. If you need a second copy, please stop by the Kids World desk anytime during the week. Remember, only by pre-ordering guarantees that you'll have the copy of the book you want at the Award Ceremony for the author to sign. 

Happy reading!

 

Battle 2 Recap

Battle 2 Scores:Congratulations to all the teams for their strong efforts during Battle 2.

As you know, the challenges made during Battle 2 will be addressed before the start of Battle 3. Any points awarded for those challenges will be added into Battle 3 scores. Challenges are a vital part of the Battle process, and sometimes a question is worth scrutiny to be sure it was fair and accurate. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when challenging a question: Have you read the book? Do you wholeheartily believe that the answer given (and all the teams that got the answer correct) are wrong? If you can honestly answer yes to both of those questions, then it is only right to challenge that question.

On a secondary note, remember to turn in your Purchase Order Forms and payment for pre-order books either before or after battle next week. If you have lost your Purchase Order Form and would like to order a book for the guest speaker to sign at the Battle Awards Ceremeony, please stop by the Kids World desk for a new form.

We look forward to seeing everyone next week!

Battle 1 Recap

Something to consider for next Battle: Remember to take your best guess if you do not know an answer. Since there is no penalty for a wrong answer, a guess is better than bringing up a blank sheet of paper, and who knows, your team might get lucky!

There were a few challenges to questions. These challenges will be reviewed, and the decisions announced at the beginning of Battle 2. If points are to be awarded from the challenges, those points will be added to Battle 2's scores.

We look forward to seeing everyone next week. Remember, next Wednesday during Battle is the first time you can return your order slips to purchase books for the guest author to sign during the Battle Awards Ceremony.

Practice Battle Recap

Congratulations goes out to all the teams for their efforts during Practice Battle. The scores from the Practice Battle do not count towards the running total that determines the overall winner of Battle of the Books; however, we hope the experience of playing in the Practice Battle helps clear up some of the confusion about what will be expected for the official Battles.

As a reminder, all Battle participants should be in their teams' squares by 4pm if they are to play in round 1. If you are late, you may not join your team during round 1. However, take a seat on the sidelines as players may be added or switched out before rounds 2 and 3. In addition, a lot of warnings were issued during Practice Battle. Be cautious of talking between questions in order to avoid the possibility of losing points. Unsportsmanlike conduct can also result in warnings and/or deduction of points, so please no grandstanding or heckling.

Now for the results of everyone's hardwork! Please note: this does not reflect the results of the challenge made during the Speed Round. The results of that challenge will be discussed before the next Battle.

See everyone back on Wednesday for Battle 1!

A Battle Review

Use the clues to unscramble the words below.

Some helpful tips for the puzzle

  • the "A"'s will increase or decrease the size of the text
  • the "window" will open the puzzle in its own window
  • be aware of any spaces in the answer portion- it designates multiple words
  • the "key" will fill in all of the answers- but give it a try yourself first!

Have fun!

 

What Have You Been Reading?

Step Up to the Plate: Have You read the Battle Books Yet? grade 4, 6 books, grade 5, 7 books, grade 6, 8 books

Only six more weeks until the first battle!

Be sure to pick up a copy of the battle books you want to read soon! Don't see the book you want to read on the shelf? Place a hold on your preferred books, and you will be contacted as soon as they come in for you. While you wait, give another battle book a try. There are a lot of good ones on the Battle List this year.

Battle Books Have Arrived!

Book Covers: El Deafo, Raymie Nightingale, Ghosts, Save Me a Seat, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Iron Trial, Sylvia & Aki, Last Gargoyle, Strongheart, Coraline, Scar Island, She Loves You: Yeah, yeah, yeah, Restart, Wrinkle in Time, Family Game Night, Magician & Spirits, Ghost, Hero Two Doors Down, Short, Marvelwood MagiciansThe Battle Books for this year have been chosen. Copies of every title will be arriving at each particpating school soon, but why wait? You can find them in Kids World under the Dragon Mural. Check them out and get a headstart.

Final Scores for the 2017-2018 Battle Season

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all the participants of this year's Battle Season. Quite a few teams rallied in Battle 5, putting out impressive scores. However, it is the teams with the highest overall score that have made it to the top of the leader board.

St. Monica Blue has taken first place. St. Monica White follows in second place. Third place goes to St. Eugene.

We look forward to seeing all the participants at the Award Ceremony on March 21st at 4:00pm, where the author, Michele Weber Hurwitz, will be speaking and answering questions. We will follow with an author signing and pizza. See you there!

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