Reading Always Improves Knowledge and Vocabulary
The purpose of the Battle of the Books program is to encourage reading by all students at the middle school level. The game format has a Jeopardy type atmosphere which you answer with the author and title of the book.
Through the fun and excitement of the competition, students improve reading skills, mature in their choices of reading materials, and acquire a broader knowledge base. Even during the height of the competition, students and coaches should remember that the goal is to READ, not necessarily to win!
The book selection usually has 21-25 books in a wide variety of levels and genre. The team could have up to 12 students. The final team will be selected according to attendance, reading the books, and showing you have comprehended the material by answering questions. Competition is at the end of February.