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 battles 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.


The 2021 winning team was LIT WIT! They tied two other teams for first place in the Championship Round and had to win in sudden death overtime to claim the victory.  Besides the medals and bragging rights, Lit Wit earned the opportunity to battle against the winning teams from Jefferson, Marshall, and Reeves Middle schools.  This all-District battle will take place on Monday, March 29th.


Congratulations to all players for joining in the fun of reading and competing at a time that many other activities are cancelled.  Teams "We Read Books," "Galactic Gummy Bears," and "The C.O.W.s" deserve a special mention for making it to the Championship Round!


Traveling Trophy