Our "Battle of the Books" event is an opportunity for students to read eight librarian-selected titles, think about and discuss them, then answer questions on their reading in a game format. Any 4th or 5th grader is welcome to do the reading and join the fun and we will start promoting this event more widely in December!
This year, it is probable that the event will take place virtually in the Spring with other Shanghai schools participating.
Ideally, teams of students gather to share their love of reading and have a good time. Teams 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 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.