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2013 4th & 5th Grade Battle:  CONGRATULATIONS to Ms. Clinton's 4th grade team winners who represented Tiffany Park at the district event.  They battled against teams from the thirteen RSD elementary schools and perfromed very well.  A fifth grade team from Kennydale Elementary won the 2013 district battle.

2014 titles will be announced in September

All Tiffany Park, 4th and 5th graders are encouraged to participate.

Ask your child if they have decided to be involved in this year's competition.

Battle of the Books is a school library program.  The purpose is to encourage students in their reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students.

Students read from a specific list of books, discuss them, quiz each other on the contents, and then compete in teams of four to correctly answer questions based on the books.  Questions always begin with the words "In which book…" so that the answer will always be a book title. The fourth and fifth grade book list is the same .Look below for the 2013-2014 battle books.

Participating students will be responsible for reading at least four of the titles on this year's list.  Working together as a team of four the goal is for all of the books to be read before the battles begin in March.  Battle of the Books is a great way for students to read great stories and compete to show their understanding of the story elements of each book. It is  also a lot of fun!

                      As students read the battle books, they are encouraged to make note of the setting, main characters, and the main idea.  One way to do this is to have an index card for each book.  Students can use the card as a bookmark and make notes as they read.  Although notes cannot be used during competitions, they are a great way for students to review and remember what they read.

All of the questions in the competition begin with the words "In which book…"

The correct answer is always the title of the book.

 

Title

Author

Genre

Lexile/AR

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

Bruce Coville

Adventure/Fantasy/Science Fiction

710/4.1

Ruby Holler

Sharon Creech

Realistic Fiction

660/3.8

My Father’s Dragon

Ruth Gannett

Adventure/Fantasy/Humorous Fiction

990/7.2

Wild Girl

Patricia Reilly Giff

Realistic Fiction

640/3.6

Road to Paris

Nikki Grimes

Realistic Fiction

700/4.1

The Million Dollar Shot

Dan Gutman

Humorous/Realistic Fiction

680/3.9

Dial-a-Ghost

Eva Ibbotson

Adventure/Humorous Fiction/Fantasy

850/5.5

Any Small Goodness

Tony Johnston

Realistic Fiction

600/3.3

The Ghost’s Grave

Peg Kehret

Mystery/Fantasy

790/4.9

Savvy

Ingrid Law

Fantasy

1070/8.5

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

Bette Lord

Historical Fiction

730/4.3

All About Sam

Lois Lowry

Humorous/Realistic Fiction

670/3.9

Down to the   Last Out

Walter Dean Myers

Historical Fiction

920/6.4

Night of the Twisters

Ivy Ruckman

Adventure

790/4.9

The Great Wall of Lucy Wu

Wendy Wan Long Shang

Humorous/Realistic Fiction

710/4.1

The War with Grandpa

Robert Kimmel Smith

Humorous/Realistic Fiction

640/3.6

 

 

 

Washington Childrens' Choice Award