Battle of Books

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  1. Cheyenne

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    Our school does it every year. I teach middle school and my students absolutely hate doing this. It's optional, but in order to get more students involved, I allowed them to pass on a book report and to do this instead.

    I think it's pretty cool, but my students didn't like the books they were required to read for the battle.
     
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    It looks interesting. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Yes my county does this each year - I don't push it with my students just let those who are interested to go for it.
     
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    The city where I live has a Battle of the Books competition. Schools hold a competition and send one team to represent them at the city competition. All 4th and 5th graders participate at our school, but not all schools have all students participate. I think it is a wonderful opportunity to read some great literature. The bonus is that just about every book on the list also has an AR test for students to take.
     
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    One of the schools I subbed in last year was so into this competition that there were scrimmages to get onto the team. If the books are shown to be compelling there will be active readers.
     
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    Our school did it for the first time this year and the students had a blast.
     

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