Oregon Battle of the Books

 "The Oregon Battle of the Books, OBOB, is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries in conjunction with a Library Services and Technology Act grant. Students in 3rd-12th grade, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints. The mission is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students. 


This is a program which is run completely by volunteers through the Oregon Association of School Libraries, OASL, and funded partially through the Library Services and Technology Act, LSTA."  

from oboblsta.pbworks.com.

Here at VP, OBOB begins in the fall with 3rd - 5th grade students forming teams.  For the students to be on a team they must have parent and teacher approval and sign a contract that they will read a certain number of the OBOB books before January.  The deadline for signing up is mid-November. Teams continue to read through the winter months.  In January, school battles begin.  During 'Read Across America' week the top two teams square off in a battle before the whole school.  Our top team then attends a regional event with schools from Redmond, Bend/La Pine, Crook,  and Jefferson counties. 
This is a great program for students who love to read, enjoy being part of a team, and need a focus for their personal reading goals.  Exact dates are on VP's master calendar. 

For more information about OBOB visit oboblsta.pbworks.com