Chartiers Valley’s Twelfth Annual
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
Intermediate (Grades 4 & 5)
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 @ 6:00 pm
What is Battle of the Books?
The Battle of the Books is a program designed to encourage reading and give recognition to those who like to read. All team members read from the same list of selected books. They then compete with other teams by answering questions based on the books.
Who may participate?
Students from Chartiers Valley in 4th and 5th grade may compete. Participants must organize their own teams of four or five students and submit a registration form to Scott or Bridgeville Public Library. Each team must have an adult manager.
How to prepare:
Plan a strategy, read books from the list provided, and memorize the way titles & authors must be written for the battle, choose a team name and design shirts or costumes if you want.
Win a trophy or certificate for participating.
Win a special prize for best costume!
What does a team manager do?
The adult team manager may be a parent, relative, or anyone over the age of 18 who will serve as a liaison between the team and the libraries. The team manager is responsible for filling out the registration form, keeping the team members motivated, arranging meetings with their team (if desired) and ensuring that all the team members arrive at the Battle by 5:45 pm. Team managers also assist during the Battle.
What is the procedure for the Battle?
The Battle will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at the Chartiers Valley Intermediate School. Team members must arrive by 5:45 pm. The Battle starts at 6:00 pm. There are two rounds. Each round will consist of 10 questions…there is one question per book (tie breaker questions will be used only if necessary). The moderator will read a question. The team will have 30 seconds to decide and write an answer. The answer to each question will be a book title and the author’s last name.
Each question is worth a possible 5 points:
- 4 points for a correct book title
- 1 point for the correct author’s last name.
Answers must be spelled correctly to receive points.
Answers must be written exactly as indicated on “Answer Sheet.”
Registration deadline is: February 21, 2024.
Click the books below to reserve: