Battle of the Books


2017-18 District Champions!!!

2016-17 District Champions!!!

Battle of the Books is an exciting reading competition for 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students.  Each school in SJCSD will select a team of 5 students to represent their school at the district battle in May.  In order to be a candidate for our school team, students must read a minimum of 8 current (SSYRA) books by February 1, 2018.  During the month of February, Mr. Edeker will select and read random sentences from the SSYRA books to eligible students.  Students have 30 seconds to correctly identify the book and will receive one point for each correct answer.  There are three stages in our school team selection process:

Stage 1: Qualifying Round
Students in each class participate in 3 BOB games (rounds) during media resource classes.  In order to participate, students must read a minimum of 8 books.
Each round will consist of 10 quotes and every correct answer earns the student one point.  At the end of three rounds, the number of books read will be added to their score from rounds 1 – 3.  A total of 45 points can be earned in this process.

Round 1 – 10 points possible
Round 2 – 10 points possible
Round 3 – 10 points possible
Number of books read – 15 points possible
Total possible from classroom battle rounds = 45 points

***Students must earn a minimum score of 25 points in order to advance to Stage 2.
A maximum of 5 students in each class will advance to stage 2.

Stage 2: Semi-Finals
3rd Grade – March 12, 2018
4th Grade – March 13, 2018
5th Grade – March 14, 2018

Students advancing from Stage 1 will play individually  in a grade level game.  This stage will be done in the large computer lab the week prior to spring break.
Top 5 students from this game will advance to Stage 3.

Stage 3: Finals
March 15, 2018
Top 5 students in each grade will play individually in a school level game. This stage will be done in the media center lab.  Top 5 in this game will earn a spot on our school team. 

Stage 4:
District Battle
Rawlings school team will participate in the SJCSD Battle of the Books.