2017 Battle of the Books: Friday, April 28, 2017
Battle of the Books gets Chautauqua County fifth-graders excited about reading. A lively academic competition, Battle of the Books improves reading comprehension, builds vocabulary, and teaches teamwork and good sportsmanship.
Teams of five students and one adult coach each read the same 10 pre-assigned books over four months. Selected in conjunction with Chautauqua Institution’s CLSC Young Readers Program, titles include a wide range of reading levels and subjects. Thanks to generous donors, all teams receive a set of books. In addition to reading the books, teams choose a team name then dress accordingly.
During the “battle,” a moderator asks 50 trivia questions that relate to one of the following: a direct quote from one of the book characters; a statement about something that happens in the book; a passage taken directly from the book; details about an illustration or picture. Winning teams receive prizes.
2017 Battle of the Books Book List
by Sara Pennypacker
Inside Out & Back Again
by Thanhha Lia
by R.J. Palacio
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
by Kathi Appelt
The Phantom Tollbooth
by Norton Juster
The Wild Robot
by Peter Brown
What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?
by Jean Fritz
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!
by Laura Amy Schlitz
by Cece Bell
Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot"
by Michael O. Tunnell