of the Books is a reading motivation program for Neeta Students. The program is designed to encourage reading
for pleasure, broaden reading interests, and recognize students who enjoy
reading. The original idea for Battle of
the Books came from a radio program sponsored by the Chicago Public Library in
the early 1940’s.
through 6th grade students are required to participate in the Battle
of the Books Program. The battle book
list is posted to the school website.
Each third and fourth grader must read at least 4 of the 10 Battle books
on the list and pass a 15 question quiz for each of those books with a grade of
80 or better. Quizzes must be taken in
and 6th graders must read at least 6 of the 15 Battle books on the
list and pass a 15 question quiz for each of those books with a grade of 80 or
better. Quizzes must be taken in
school. 6th graders have the
option of participating in Battle or Jeopardy.
The rules for Jeopardy will be explained in the fall.
who successfully complete the requirements for Battle of the Books will be
placed on a classroom team. In the
spring, classroom teams will participate in a classroom battle answering
questions about the books in a game show quiz format. Winning classroom teams will advance to the
library battle vying for the honor of 1st place overall.
Battle Books will be available for check-out from the library in
mid-October. At that time, Mrs.
Swindells will introduce the Battle of the Books program to the students,
explain the participation requirements, and give a summary of the books. Students will have time at the end of each
library period to check out books and, as the year progresses, take battle
quizzes. Schedule permitting, students may
also be allowed to come to the library during certain designated “Battle” periods
to take battle quizzes.
& School sponsors a Battle of the Books Banquet at the end of the year to
celebrate reading accomplishments.
Students are eligible to attend the banquet if they are a member of their
winning classroom team or if they are a 10 book reader (3rd and 4th
grade) or a 15 book reader (5th and 6th grade). To be a 10/15 book readers, students must
read all of the books on their grade level Battle list and pass the quizzes for
who want to get started reading their books over the summer are encouraged to
do so but please remember Battle of the Books doesn’t officially begin until
October so students will not be able to take quizzes until that time. If anyone has any questions, please feel free
to contact Mrs. Swindells directly.