Ultimate Book Challenge


What is it?

The Ultimate Book Challenge, formerly known as Battle of the Books, is a reading competition designed to improve reading and comprehension while also building enthusiasm for reading.  Students will compete individually and in teams to show their knowledge of 8 pre-selected books. 
 
Who can compete?
 
Students in 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade are eligible for the competition.
 
When does it start?
 
Students will be given an introduction to the competition in September with additional dates TBA.
 
How will teams be formed?
 
In November, all participants who have read AT LEAST THREE books will take a quiz over ALL the books.  This gives students exposure to the type of questions that they will see in the competition and allow them to make a decision of whether they are committed to continue reading and become a team member.  Students that choose to continue will be placed on a team.  Teams will be made up of 6 students (multi and single grade level teams). 

***Due to safety precautions for the 20-21 school year, students will not be assigned to nor work with a team.  All work will be asynchronous and students will practice independently with resources provided by the librarian.***
 
When is the school-wide battle?
 
In January 2021, the students at LCE will compete against each other to determine our Champion Team.

 
When is the district battle?
 
In February 2021, our LCE Ultimate Book Challenge team will compete against the other elementary schools' teams to declare a district winner.

What books are in the battle?

Title

Author 

 Book Trailers

A Song for a Whale

Lynn Kelly

 A Song for a Whale

Ways to Make Sunshine

Renee Watson

 Ways to Make Sunshine

Act


Kayla Miller

 Act

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic


 Lauren Tarshis

 I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic

Kid Spy: Mac Undercover

Mac Barnett

 Mac B Kid Spy

Front Desk


 Kelly Yang

 Front Desk

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe

Carlos Hernandez

 Sal and Gabi Break the Universe

The Willoughbys


 Lois Lowry

 The Willoughbys

 Nightbooks  J. A. White  Night Books
 

Words on Fire


Jennifer Nielsen
 Words on Fire



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