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Are your students in a reading slump and need some motivation? Battle of the Books will do it! Battle of the Books is a highly engaging reading incentive program that is perfect for the classroom or as a school wide event.
We know as educators that the more students read, the better their outcomes are in fluency, word decoding, vocabulary acquisition, and more. This program infuses some competition and excitement into what we hope children are doing already: reading a lot and reading with purpose. So, not only is it good for students, it is good for you, and fun, too!
Battle competitions are great when your students are in a mid-school year slump, or to keep them reading at the end of the school year when they are only thinking about summer. They are also a great way to provide additional challenge to advanced learners when you choose classic and more difficult titles, but also work to encourage students with learning needs to be successful with reading, when you choose more accessible titles. It is a completely customizable structure that you can adjust to meet the needs of your class or school.
This how-to guide is all you need to know to run a successful competition, especially if you have no experience with a Battle of the Books event. It explains step-by-step how to organize your event, kick it off to your students, select your books, and run your actual competition. I wrote this guide after years of running school-wide Battle events and it is just so much fun.
Getting Started guide, printable posters, parent info letter, explanatory presentation outline, game play rules, set up diagrams, student books marks, score sheets, sample book lists, award certificates, checklists, final program, and a digital and hard copy question sets for Kate DiCamillo's The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. All handouts that you will want to change and use from year to year (book marks, award certificates, parent letters, score sheets, and more) are editable.