Saturday, August 27, 2016

About Oregon Battle of the Books

About Oregon Battle of the Books

The Oregon Battle of the Books is a statewide reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries in conjunction with a Library Services and Technology Act grant. Students in grades 3-12, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints. The goals of the program are to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, broaden reading interests, increase reading comprehension, and promote academic excellence.

Lists of books are chosen and questions are written for elementary, middle school and high school divisions. Students read the books, discuss them, quiz each other on the contents and then compete in teams of four students to correctly answer questions based on the books in a quiz show format. Some questions begin with the words “In which book…” so that the answer will be a title and author.  Other questions will be on content with the title of the book supplied. Teams may participate at local, regional and state levels of competition.

New lists of sixteen titles for each division are compiled each year.
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