Battle of the Books is a yearly program in Shanghai that encourages reading. Students, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints by prominent authors. Every year in the spring teams meet to participate in book activities; have lunch together; discuss the books read; and answer questions in the final battle to determine the winning team! The game format used is Kahoot. It creates interest and excitement in reading. Through the fun and excitement of the competition, students improve reading skills, mature in their choices of reading materials, and acquire a broader knowledge base. The competition is fun, but the goal of the event is to read.
Mrs. Rohrbeck will offer a Battle of the Books after school activity during the second trimester for any interested fourth and fifth graders.