What is Battle fo the Books?
Battle of the Books is a reading program sponsored by USD 259. The purpose is to get students in grades 3-5 excited about reading. I love it because I see students grow in their selection of books and their reading ability. Many times they find a new favorite book or author!
Students commit to read 16 books that are selected by USD 259. They also will complete a book summary for each book. There is a variety of fiction and non-fiction. The reading level of the books ranges from 2nd grade to 7th grade.
In January, we hold a Price-Harris competition and choose a team to represent our school at the district competition. At this competition, the Price-Harris team competes against 3-4 other schools over our knowledge of books and authors.