What is the Best Books Challenge?
The Best Books Challenge is a reading incentive program for students in grades 3rd-6th, previously called Battle of the Books. Students are challenged to read as many books as possible from a list of 15 books assigned to their grade level. There are separate lists, one for 3rd and 4th grades and one for 5th and 6th grades. This year there is also the addition of a writing contest. Students can enter 3 different times during the year with 4 different options for writing. The first deadline is Oct. 26, 2020. (Find out more by clicking on the link below to the Best Books district homepage.)
Every time a student finishes a book he/she completes a summary sheet and brings it to the library. Click here to download and print the summary sheet. After passing off the book with Mrs. Lebaron, students will receive a lanyard and a book button. For each additional book students pass off, they will receive an additional button. The library will be open most weeks for Best Books pass-offs – Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-10 am and every day after school.
Best Books Contest Details
Students who read at least five books by January 31st, 2021 will be eligible for prizes and to be on a team. The more books students read, the more prizes they can earn. As a team, students will review the books and prepare for the school Best Books competition, which will take place in the Spring. The top two winning teams of 5th-6th graders will then go on to compete in the District level Battle of the Books competition, time and location to be announced. The top two teams of 3rd-4th graders will go on to compete in a multi-school competition, date, time, location to be announced.
Where do I find more information?
5th/6th Grade Books