of the Books is a reading program for students in 3rd thru 5th grade. The list of books
comes from the Sunshine State Young Reader's Award titles. The
program is a "quiz bowl" type of game in which teams try to answer content questions and identify
titles and authors of the 15 Sunshine State Young Readers Award titles.
Questions are based on plots, settings and characters. Students are expected to read a minimum of 8 of the15 chosen books in order to take the
qualifying test. Taking the qualifying test does not guarantee making a team. However, those who score well enough will be placed on teams to compete in our
school Battle of the Books competition. The winning team at the school level
will go on to compete at the Regional Competition.
9/13/16 thru 3/7/17 Battle Club
3/9 Qualifying Test Media Center
4/21 School Battle Cafeteria
5/16 Semi-Finals Largo Public Library
5/16 *Finals Largo Public Library
*Only elementary schools who win their Semi-Final battles will be invited to stay and have lunch before the Final battles. All other schools are expected to return to their home schools.
Battle of the Books aligns
with Pinellas County Schools primary strategic direction of highest student
By improving reading and comprehension skills.
By promoting creative thinking and problem solving.
By promoting the Sunshine State Young Readers Awards books.
By promoting testing for comprehension of reading materials.
By encouraging recreational reading.
By exposing students to a variety of literature.
the Books aligns with Pinellas County Schools strategic direction of
By actively involving the community.
By forming partnerships between teachers at different grade levels .