ASD Battle of the Books
America’s Battle of the Books, ABB, is a reading incentive program for students in grades 3rd-12th. Students read books and come together to demonstrate their abilities and test their knowledge of the books they have read. The competitions are similar in style to the TV series Family Feud or Whiz Kids styles of competition, but the structure and format of the competitions may vary depending on the needs, resources and personal preferences at various school sites or at the regional/state competition levels.
Several elementary schools in Alpine School District had a “Battle of the Books” program this year. Teams of 4-5 students at each participating school were formed and the students read books from a preselected list appropriate for their grade level. They were given 6 months to read the books after which a tournament was held at each school. The first and second place teams in fifth and sixth grade were invited to a district tournament at Vineyard Elementary on Saturday, March 24. There was excellent student participation and parent interest. Freedom Elementary finished first place and Cherry Hill finished second at the district tournament.
The media specialists at the participating schools did a great job in promoting a fun event that encourages reading. We have many more schools interested in participating next year.