2017 Battle of the Books

The Winners!
6th grade:


5th grade







In the following videos our 6th and 5th graders talk about the winning books:

The Hate U Give

Naia and Sofia

The Sun is Alsa a Star and A Dog Called Ray

The Semi-finals
In this video students in 5th grade take turns talking about which of the 18 books they wish to move forward to the Semi-final round of our A-block Battle of the Books. The guidelines for the discussion included: listening without interrupting so that everyone has a chance to be heard and students were asked to only advocate for their favorite titles to move forward.  Both the 6th and 5th grade had similar round-table discussions. I only videotaped this one after the amazing dialogue and compromise I witnessed during the 6th grade discussion. We hope you will be inspired to read some of our favorite titles!

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