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Dear Fifth Grade Families,
This is it! The third (and final) time you get to compete in the Battle of the Books. This year’s fifth grade battle is certain to be the best, most exciting one yet. Prizes, excitement, and great personal satisfaction await you. We are proud of how well you all did in the third and fourth grade battles; we can’t wait to see how you do in this year’s event. We have ten amazing titles on the list this year. The books will be read independently for pleasure and to help their team. The book titles were introduced this week during student’s library class.

The purpose of the Battle of the Books is:
vTo build reading fluency and comprehension
vTo promote a love of reading
vTo work cooperatively as a team
vTo create a shared experience with the grade level
vTo give students some wonderful authors/series they might choose to read for outside reading in various genres.

Students will be place on a balanced team of 4-6 students from their class. In the “battle”, each team will be asked ten different questions. All questions begin with “in what book…” and relate to character, plot, events and setting. Points are awarded for the correct title and author. The team members have thirty seconds to confer and give their answer.

Every student is expected to read at least three of these titles over the next ten weeks. Classroom battles will take place in the library the week of March 18th. The team that wins from each class will compete in a final battle in April. Awards are earned by the number of books read. All students will receive a certificate for participation.

This is your last Battle; let’s make it the BEST battle ever!Mrs. Campbell


We have ten amazing titles on the list this year.
No More Dead Dogs By Gordon KormanWho Was Abraham Lincoln by Janet B. PascalFlipped by Wendelin Van DraanenA Week in the Woods by Andrew ClementsI Survived the Battle of Gettysbery by Lauren TarshisRegarding the Fountain: A Tale in Letters, of Liars and Leaks by Kate KliseSheep: Valerie HobbsSmall Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg KehretAlvin Ho: Alergic to Girls,School and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsberg