Battle of the Books

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What is Battle of the Books?

Battle of the Books is a nationwide reading incentive program where students, who love to read, can compete. This optional program is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Interested students form teams of 3-5 players. Team members collectively read all twelve titles handed down by the Battle of the Books committee. Then, in game-show format, teams "battle" against each other, identifying the title of the book and the author of the clues given by the host. In tournament style, winning teams advance until we have an All-School winner. The Washington Middle School winner battled against the winning teams from Jefferson, Marshall, and Reeves middle schools. Each year, the winning school captures the traveling trophy to take back to their school for the next year.

This year, the 2020 Battle of the Books titles come from Oregon, rather than Alaska.  Start planning your teams now!


The unforeseen break in our school year did not stop us from battling! Beginning on Wednesday, April 15th, team member met with with Mrs. Mathis on Zoom to test their knowledge of the books.  Each team was guaranteed three rounds. Totaling their points together for all three rounds, the top three teams advanced to the Championship Round. As it turned out, there was a sixth, seventh, and eighth grade team in the Championship. While the scores were very close, top honors went to the seventh grade team, "Big Deal Book Readers." Congratulations to Sam, Marlia, Katherin, Eric, and Aman!


picture of winning team in Zoom


Traveling Trophy