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Wasatch Elementary School

We are very excited to have the opportunity to participate in America’s Battle of the Books again this year!

If you are not familiar with the program, students will be divided into teams and will work together to read all the books on the program booklist. The school library has several copies of each book on the list for students to take turns reading. They can also check them out from the Provo City Library, Orem Library, Sora, or online. Students may read these books in any format – online or physical books – as well as listen to them as an audiobook.

Once teams are organized, students will work together to read all of the books on their assigned booklist to begin competing in January. Teams will compete against each other to answer questions about the books and earn points until we have one 3rd/4th-grade team and one 5th/6th-grade team for the school. Those two teams will then compete against other elementary schools in a district-level competition in April.

This program is so much fun and students at any reading level can participate because the books range from easy picture books to harder chapter books. Students get really into the competition and it helps a lot with their reading comprehension – as they have to understand the material in the books in order to answer the questions properly. We hope that you will all support and encourage your students to participate in this fun program this year!

If you have any questions about the program please reach out to Mrs. Tanner and Mrs. Angie in the library and they will happily answer them for you!

How can your student prepare for Battle of the Books?

Make sure your student has read or listened to their assigned books (ebook, library book, or audiobook)

Practice and memorize assigned books complete titles and authors full names.

Search and review each assigned book on Quizlet, Quizizz, or random teacher practice quizzes online. 

When will the Battle of the Books take place?

BATTLES (Will Take Place During Normal Class times)

  • January 8-12—1st Round Battles
  • January 22-26—2nd Round Battles
  • January 29-February 2—3rd Round Battles

Grade Level Battles (Will take place in the library)

  • February 12—3rd grade@ 11:15-11:45
  • February 14—5th grade @ 9:20-9:50
  • February 15—4th grade @ 11:00-11:30
  • February 21—6th grade @ 9:20-9:50

Top 2 teams from each grade will battle (will take place in the library)

  • February 29—3rd/4th grade @ 10:30-11:00
  • March 4th—5th/6th grade @ 11:15-11:45

Winning teams from 3rd/4th and 5th/6th vs teachers

  • March 11—3/4 vs Teachers @ 1:15-1:45
  • March 11—5/6 vs Teachers @ 2:00-2:30

District Battle of the Books @ PHS (winning team from 3/4 and 5/6 battle will attend)

  • April 18 – 4:30 3/4 grade battle
  • April 18 – 5:30 5/6 grade battle

End of the Year Battle of the Books Celebration

  • April 19 – 3/4 grade Battle of the Books participants (11:00-12:35)
  • April 22 – 5/6 grade Battle of the Books participants (11:30-12:40)

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