Battle of the Books is a motivational reading club for students in grades 3, 4, 5, & 6. The goals of this reading program are to encourage the love of reading and to expose students to a variety of authors and genres.
A list of nine books has been pre-selected for each grade (4, 5, and 6's) based on reading lists provided by the Kamloops Teacher-Librarians Association. Students who wish to participate can begin reading these books in October. It is expected that upon return from winter break in January, students will have read at least five of the nine books from their grade level list. In January, the club will meet for weekly for twenty minute sessions, to discuss the books and students will be quizzed on the contents of each book. The questions used will all begin with "In what book…" so that the answer will always be the title of one of the nine books
The club will begin meeting regularly in their grade groups to form teams, plan strategies, and practice "mini battles" in February. The District will take place in April 2019 here at Helen Gorman. Stay-tuned for more details!