The statewide Battle of the Books program is designed to promote a love of reading among our students. It encourages students to read a variety of books and remember information about the plots, characters, and settings of the books. Every question asked in a battle is answered by the title and author of the book and takes the form of: Name the book in which a horse and a boy are stranded on an island. It is a fun, academic-based competition that has been very successful in school districts throughout the state in encouraging students to read.
from WEMTA (Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association
The senior level participants (grades 8-12) read the nominated titles for the senior high level plus ten other titles which are determined by media specialists throughout the state. We will begin meeting with participants in November. In December, participants will have practice questions to prepare for the state-wide competition should they be selected to compete. In early February, participants will be tested on their knowledge of the books that they've read. The top four participants with the highest score on this test will be chosen to represent EJH in the state-wide competition at the end of February.
This is a challenging and fun opportunity for participants to show their reading chops. Participants will be encouraged and rewarded along the way for their ongoing efforts in this competition through meetings, check-ins and practice sessions. Those participants who stick with it until the final test to determine our top four participants will earn a certificate for participation and a reward.