BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

Are you ready to battle? Castle Rock Middle School will be hosting our second annual Battle of the Books (BotB)! This year we compete against 6 other middle schools! The purpose of a Battle of the Books is to encourage reading through a little friendly, quick action, competition.  Teams of five students (with one alternate) compete against each other in a quiz-bowl type competition.  All questions begin with “In which book…”   Competition will be a round robin tournament with the winning team from Castle Rock competing against the following middle schools: Cimarron, Cresthill, Mountain Ridge, Rocky Heights, Sagewood and Sierra. 


SCHEDULE

January

Schedule time to come to the library for a 15-minute intro and book talks for your classes.

February & March

Kids read books, write out practice questions, and form teams.

End of March

Students form teams – submit TEAM REGISTRATION.

Teams need to be registered by Friday, March 3rd.  

Practices will be held during ELT on Tuesday and Thursday. (teacher permission required)

May 1

May 11

Castle Rock Battle during the day

DCSD Battle at Rocky Heights Middle School 3:30pm




BOOK TRAILERS & DESCRIPTIONS
coming soon


 Battle Title

Author 

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenRansom Riggs
Cracker! The Best Dog in VietnamCynthia Kadohata
Fever 1793Laurie Halse Anderson
Touching Spirit BearBen Mikaelsen
Transall SagaGary Paulsen
The True Confessions of Charlotte DoyleAvi
The Notorious Benedict ArnoldSteve Sheinkin
El DeafoCece Bell
TangerineBloor
Gospel According to LarryJanet Tashjian




NEED TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM?
 


El Deafo



Tangerine



Trasall Saga


Notorius Bennedict Arnold


Cracker


THE Possible CONTENDERS
Castle Rock Middle School
Cimarron Middle School
Cresthill Middle School
Rocky Heights Middle School
Sierra Middle School
Mountain Ridge Middle School
Sagewood Middle School


Registering Your Team 
& Submitting Questions

  • Teams can have up to six members.  
  • Five will compete in the final battle; and one member will be the alternate.
  • Teams need to be registered and the Team Leader should fill out this REGISTRATION FORM by Friday, March 4th.
  • All teams are encouraged to submit at least 20 questions to the battle for practice rounds. For a team of five that would be 2 questions each. By registering, you are agreeing to submit questions.
  • All questions begin with "In which book..." and have a specific and discrete answer that can be found on a page of the book. It would be ideal to submit questions (and answers) for several of the books.  
  • Please see Mrs. Miller or Mrs. Gonnerman for assistance on how to submit practice questions or complete the registration if you have questions.


YouTube Video



YouTube Video




Touching Spirit Bear



Fever 1793


True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle