My students get so excited about basketball and March Madness, so I decided to adapt the competition to the classroom! From this, the Battle of the Books was born. It is similar to the basketball competition, except books are competing for the title of “best book of the year”! This activity had my class pumped about coming to school each day in March. It also exposed them to a bunch of new books to read that they may not have heard of before and got them excited about reading them. Plus, this super fun activity takes hardly any instructional time away from your daily routine!
This download includes instructions on how to set up this activity in your classroom and a bracket template to input the books into!