Chartiers Valley’s SUMMER
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
Intermediate (Grades 4 & 5)
Wednesday, August 4 @ 6:00 pm
What is Battle of the Books?
The Battle of the Books is a program designed to encourage reading and give recognition to those who like to read. All team members read from the same list of selected books. They then compete with other teams by answering questions based on the books.
Who may participate?
Students from Chartiers Valley in 4th and 5th grade may compete. Participants must organize their own teams of two or three students and submit a registration form to Scott or Bridgeville Public Library. Each team must select a manager.
Registration deadline is July 21, 2021. The registration form may be picked up at Scott & Bridgeville Public Libraries.
How to prepare:
Plan a strategy, read books from the list provided, memorize the way titles & authors must be written for the battle, choose a team name and design shirts or costumes if you want.
What does a team manager do?
The team manager will serve as a liaison between the team and the libraries. The team manager is responsible for filling out the registration form, keeping the team members motivated, and arranging meetings with their team. Team managers are also welcome to attend the Battle on the big day.
What is the procedure for the Battle?
The Battle will be held virtually on Wednesday, August 4th at 6:00 PM. There are 3 rounds. Each round consists of 5 questions, or 1 per book. The moderator will read a question. The team will have 60 seconds to decide and write an answer. The answer to each question will be a book title and the author’s last name. All students will participate via Google Meets breakout rooms.
Each question is worth a possible 5 points:
- 4 points for a correct book title
- 1 point for the correct author’s last name.
Answers must be spelled correctly to receive points.
Answers must be written exactly as indicated on “Answer Sheet.”
Registration deadline is: July 21, 2021