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Polo Ridge Battle of the Books Club
"Students, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints by prominent authors in the area of children's literature. The game format creates interest and excitement in reading. Through the fun and excitement of the competition, students improve reading skills, mature in their choices of reading materials, and acquire a broader knowledge base. Even during the height of the competition, students will remember that the goal is to READ, not necessarily to win!" NCSLMA
2012-2013 Battle of the Books Team
Battle of the Books Club is open to 4th and 5th grade students
Battle of the Books meetings are Fridays from 2:45 - 3:30 PM.
North Carolina Elementary Battle of the Books 2013- 2014 Book List
Guidelines for Writing BOB Questions:
1.Begin each question with "In which book…”
2.Use present tense, if possible, and correct grammar.
3.Character names and names of major setting locations cannot be used. Proper names of places remote to a setting can be used. Example, if the main character lives in Georgia but has always wanted to visit Italy, the question could read: "In which book does a character save money to visit Italy?”
4.Write the title and author as they appear on the official booklist.
5.Write the page number for the answer.
6.Avoid using words from the title.
7.Refrain from obvious questions.
8.Avoid questions that can be answered by more than one title.
9.Review each question to ensure all the criteria have been met (Are questions clear, concise, and correct?).
10.Do not use information written by people other than the author. Epilogues, prologues, and notes written by the author will be used to write questions.
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