What’s a Battle of the Books?

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Boulder Valley School District presents “Battle of the Books”, a Quiz Bowl Style Competition for students in grades 3-12. When students enroll in the battle, they commit to working with a school team to read books from the 2016-2017 Battle of the Books list , or click on Battle of the Books at the top of the catalog to reserve your copy! You can find out more by emailing BVSD. Get a copy of the reading list and get started!The goal of Battle of the Books is to teach students how to work together in a group for a common goal, expose them to award-winning pieces of literature, and encourage a high volume of reading inside and outside of the classroom. Yes, it is a competition, but the purpose is to foster a love of reading!

The list includes ten books of various levels of difficulty for each grade level. Students can read the books independently, as part of a school group, or with an adult. Some titles are also available as audio books.

Students can then compete in teams at the school to answer questions about the books. In April, each school sends one team per participating grade level to compete in the district Battle of the Books in the spring.