Oregon Battle of the Books
What is Battle of the Books?
From the Oregon Battle of the Books website:
"The Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries in conjunction with a Library Services and Technology Act grant. Students in 3rd-12th grade, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints.
OBOB’s mission is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students."
To see this year's reading lists, click here.
Some YC history:
YCIS has participated in Battle of the Books for the last 6 years. Four of those six years we have had a team qualify for state.
YCES has been involved since the 2007-2008 school year. In that time, one team has gone to state.
Who Should be Involved?
Students who have a love of reading, can manage their time, and have the desire to be a part of a competitive reading team.
What do I need to do to be Involved?
· Form a Team
You will need to form a team of four people who are all in the same grade band (3-4, 5th, 6-8, 9-12). Your team can include students from Alliance Academy!
Contact the school Battle of the Books coordinator:
Read with a Purpose
Reading a book once as fast as you can does not help. You need to read for detail and read the books multiple times within your teams. The teams that win every year are the ones that read the most.
Divide and Conquer
Make a plan with your team who is reading what books and how many times. It does no good for all four people to read the same book.
Get ready to battle!
- Emilie Krutzik