What is the Battle of the Books (aka Book Bowl)
Battle of the books is a reading competition for 4th and 5th grade students in Wisconsin. The East Side Book Bowl group has our own list, which you can see on this page. To participate in the competition, students read books from the Battle list. Then, teams answer questions about the books in an exciting competition! Lowell will have their battle in February, with the multiple school competition occurring in March. Lowell Elementary will send one group from each grade to represent our school in March.
Who can participate in Battle of the Books?
Fourth and fifth graders who are eager to read and test their reading skills! Students will form groups of four to read, study, and compete. Each group is responsible for reading twelve books, and coming up with a plan to distribute responsibility. Students who are having trouble finding a group should let Ms. Pipson know and she can help. The top scoring groups from Lowell at each grade level will move on to the East Side Super Book Bowl competition.
Why should I participate?
The purpose of this program is to motivate students to read, monitor their own comprehension, and work collaboratively with friends. Battle encourages students to read quality literature on a variety of topics and themes. We have designed this competition to promote the important character education goals of teamwork, respect, and good sportsmanship.
When does it Start?
Right before Winter Break students will form teams and check out the books. We have many copies of the Battle titles. The Battle books will count as part of your regular checkouts. You may check out 2 Battle books at one time. All the Battle books will be reserved only for BB partitipants. Students are also encouraged to check the public library for copies if what they need is not available or for audiobooks.