On Monday, students at Dunsmuir Middle School welcomed Journey Middle School students to compete in the first ever Battle of the Books!
The Battle of the Books is a reading motivation program that encourages students to read a variety of fiction novels and then compete in teams of three to answer questions based on the books. Twelve books in total were chosen for the grade six and seven students to read. The students had an average of four months to read the books.
During the competition, Dunsmuir’s librarian, Mrs. Crompton read a question or a quote from each book beginning the question with, “In what book…” to ensure each answer was the title of the book. Mrs. Morrison, District Librarian and Battle of the Books judge, tallied scores to determine a winner!
The teams consisted of the Literacy Lions (Dunsmuir), the Champions (Dunsmuir) and Team Journey (Journey Middle School). The teams had three players each, but Journey showed up confident with only two competitors!
The students showed great teamwork as they hit their answer buzzers and conferred with one another on the correct answer. There was laughter, right answers, wrong answers, and a whole lot of fun!
The Literacy Lions were the Battle of the Books winners with Team Journey coming in second place.
First place winners received a gift certificate to Coles Books for $25 and the rest of the students received a $10 gift certificate to Coles Books.
Next week Wishart Elementary competes in their first Battle of the Books!
Thank you to District Librarian Dale Morrison who brought Battle of the Books to our school district and students.