Battle of the Books


*** NEW FOR 2019-2020 ***
The district is moving the Battle of the Books competition to JANUARY, 2020!!!
All students interested in trying out for our school team MUST read 10 books by November 1, 2020.

3 Years in a row!

2018-19 Co-Winners
Congratulations to our Co-Winner Durbin Creek ES

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 order to try out for our school team, students must read a minimum of 10 current (SSYRA) books by November 1, 2019 During the months of November / December, 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 (NOVEMBER, 2019)
Students in each class participate in 3 BOB games (rounds) during media resource classes.  In order to participate, students must read a minimum of 10 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
BONUS POINTS for number of books read – 15 points possible
Total possible from Qualifying 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 – DECEMBER, 2019 
4th Grade – DECEMBER, 2019 
5th Grade –

Students advancing from Stage 1 will play individually  in the Semi Final Round.
Top 5 students from this game will advance to Stage 3.

Stage 3: Finals
Top 5 students in each grade will play individually in the Final Round.
Top 5 students 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.