• What is Battle of the Books?

       

      A voluntary reading contest called Battle of the Books will begin this fall semester and continue into the spring promoting reading in grades 3, 4, 5, & 6.

      In Battle of the Books two grade level teams from each campus will advance to the district competition.  Each team is formed from one of the following grade level combinations:

       Teams consisting of five 3rd and 4th graders (plus 1 alternate)

       Teams consisting of five 5th and 6th graders (plus 1 alternate) 

      There may be an unlimited number of participants at the school level.  During the last week of February, there will be a campus level competition to determine which teams of students will advance to the District level competition.  

      Students are required to read ten books chosen by Battle of the Books.  There is a list for the 3/4 grade teams and a list for the 5/6 grade teams.  The school library will have at least one copy of each book (most books will have multiple copies).  Students may opt to purchase their own books in order to make notes and highlight information if they wish.  

      Students must commit to read all ten if at all possible but at least seven of the ten books and attend school practices on designated days.

      If you are interested in volunteering to co-coach a team, please email Mrs. Burt at karen.burt@rockwallisd.org

      To print a copy of the parent permission slip click here.

      To print a copy of the transportation form click here.

       

    3rd & 4th Grade Book List

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      3rd & 4th Grade Battle of the Books (2017-2018)

           
       

      Title

      Author

      Genre

      Int. Lvl.

      Rd. Lvl.

      1

      Charlotte's Web

      E.B. White

      Fantasy

      3rd-6th

      4.4

      2

      The Chocolate Touch

      Patrick Skene Catling

      Fantasy

      3rd-6th

      4.5

      3

      The BFG

      Roald Dahl

      Fantasy

      3rd-6th

      4.9

      4

      Henry Huggins

      Beverly Cleary

      Realistic Fiction

      3rd-6th

      4.9

      5

      The Year of the Dog

      Grace Lin

      Realistic Fiction

      3rd-6th

      4.8

      6

      Lemonade War

      Jacqueline Davies

      Realistic Fiction

      3rd-6th

      4.1

      7

      Frindle

      Andrew Clements

      Realistic Fiction

      3rd-6th

      4.8

      8

      Million Dollar Shot

      Dan Gutman

      Realistic Fiction

      3rd-6th

      4.6

      9

      Clementine

      Sara Pennypacker

      Realistic Fiction

      3rd-6th

      4.5

      10

      How to Steal a Dog

      Barbara O'Connor

      Realistic Fiction

      3rd-6th

      4.0

       

    5th & 6th Grade Book List

    • 5th & 6th Grade Battle of the Books (2017-2018)

           

       

      Title

      Author

      Genre

      Int. Lvl

      Rd. Lvl.

       1

      Candymakers

      Wendy Mass

      Mystery

      3rd-6th

      5.7

       2

      A Dog Called Kitty

      Bill Wallace

      Realistic Fiction

      3rd-6th

      4.2

       3

      Dying to Meet You

      Kate Klise

      Fantasy

      3rd-6th

      4.4

       4

      Lost and Found

      Andrew Clements

      Realistic Fiction

      3rd-6th

      5.0

       5

      The Magician's Nephew

      C.S. Lewis

      Fantasy

      5th-8th

      5.5

       6

      When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

      Kimberly Willis Holt

      Historical Ficton

      5th-8th

      5.0

       7

      Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

      John Grisham

      Mystery

      5th-8th

      5.2

       8 

      Heat

      Mike Lupica

      Realistic Fiction

      5th-8th

      5.6

       9 

      A Single Shard

      Linda Sue Park

      Historical Ficton

      5th-8th

      6.6

       10

      Who Was Walt Disney

      Whitney Stewart

      Biography

      3rd-6th

      5.2