Battle of the Books
At Flat Rock, we are excited about participating in Battle of the Books! This is a voluntary reading incentive program for 3rd-5th grade students to encourage reading good books while having fun competing with peers. Students form 3-person teams and each person is responsible for reading 3 to 4 books on the 10-book list. Students read the books between September-February. The battle day competition will take place in February 2019.
What is the "Battle?"
A typical "Battle" is a tournament or game, like Jeopardy, in which students' teams earn points by answering questions about the books on the book lists. Teams are assigned competition rounds with brackets, similar to the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Grade level teams will compete against each other, and then winners from these brackets will compete against one another. The two teams with the most points will participate in the "Grand Battle," with the other teams as their audience.
What are the battle books this year?
The ten battle books for 2018-19 are listed here.
How does it benefit my child?
The students gain knowledge and enjoyment from reading good books, sharing them with friends, parents and teachers, plus a fun day of playing in the "Battle."
If you are on the District Website, you can access further information about Battle of the Books here!