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Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books (BOB), a literary trivia game played with 4th and 5th graders, begins Wednesday November 11. Students who want to play form teams and will be given a list of 14 books to read. The actual "battle" will be played on February 28, 2022. Students must sign up using the Sign-up/Permission Sheet by Wednesday, November 10. 

Team Information

  • Teams can be made up of 1-4 players.  
  • Students can form teams with students from other grades & classes 
  • If necessary, Ms. Fisher can help students find a team.  Just let her know that you are looking for a team.  

Game Information 

  • Jeopardy-style game board
  • 25 Questions
  • 1 Bonus Question at the end of the game
  • Teams will rotate picking the question
  • All teams will answer the same question at the same time
  • The answer will always be the title of the book
  • Teams will get 25 seconds to answer with a 10-second warning
  • Teams earn 5 extra points for correct author answers, but the original question has to be correct
  • Final round is worth 200 points
  • Team with the most points win
  • In case of a first place tie, there will be a tie-breaker question for the two tied teams

How Can I Help My Child?  Parental Support
Parents can support their children with Battle of the Books!

  • Be sure to sign the permission slip.
  • Enjoy reading or listening to the books together.
  • Talk about the books together.
  • If your child wants to quit the game, encourage him/her to fulfill the commitment to read the books s/he has agreed to read.
  • Remind your child that this is a team effort!
  • Help your child to be graceful and gracious whatever the outcome of the game.
  • Remind your child that there is value in not always coming in first.  Just ask Walt Disney. (He was fired from a newspaper because, "he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.")

Questions? 
Contact Ms. Fisher at kfisher@district31.net

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