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Elementary Battle of the Books
Posted on 03/29/2018

Elementary Battle of the Books School Competition

This past summer 4th and 5th graders at Charles England Elementary School started reading on the NC Elementary Battle of the Books list.  Students had 15 chapter books to read by the end of February in order to successfully answer very detailed questions about each book in 20 seconds or less. Once students read all 15 novels, they then worked in teams of 5 - 7 students.  They spent the first half of March practicing with their team on working together to come up with the best answer to each of the computer generated questions. Students also had to know the author of each book when answering the questions. During their spare time at school and even at home, EBOB team members could be found practicing questions on their own.

The school EBOB competition at Charles England was March 16.  Students competed in 9 rounds of “book battles.” This year we had a team of 4th graders win the school competition and a team of fifth graders come in second and third places. There was only one point differential between 1st and 2nd place and between 2nd and 3rd place. Now the top 2 teams will participate in the Lexington City Schools EBOB competition on April 13, and if they are one of the top two teams at the system level, they will then go on to the regional level to compete in May.  Charles England has placed first in the system competition the past 7 years, with 2 of those years placing first and second.

Click here to see next year’s Elementary Battle of the Books list.