The Alaska Association of School Librarians sponsored the 28th year of the state-wide Battle of the Books with the goals of engaging students' interest and motivation in reading. The program provides a platform upon which teachers are able to guide student gains in reading comprehension. Students select and read 12 to 15 fiction and non-fiction books, discuss them, answer quiz questions, and finally compete against other teams in the district.
Students faced each over videoconference and engaged in battle during the week of February 6. After 16 rounds, the team with the most points represented Kuspuk School District in the state-wide battle in March. Members of the winning teams received certificates and won pizzas to share with their classmates. A special thanks is extended to Christy Zimmerman, who helped prepare materials for the district battle and was the official score-keeper.
This year, 17 teams with a total of 45 students and 11 coaches participated in the district level battle.
Click HERE for more information from the state Battle of the Books website. There are new books lists to choose from each year.