North Carolina's Elementary Battle of the Books is an academic competition which encourages reading and exposes fourth and fifth graders to a variety of literary genres. The students are expected to read 15 pre-selected books, and will practice throughout the fall in preparation for the County Tournament, which takes place in February. It is set up as a quiz bowl, with students being asked questions about the books. For each question, the students must confer, and name the book that is being described by the question. The guidelines of the North Carolina School Library Media Association sponsored program specifies that each elementary school's team consists of no more than 12 fourth and fifth graders.
At the 2017-18 county-wide competition our Cox Mill Elementary EBoB team placed 2nd out of 17 teams at the Cabarrus County Elementary Competition! We couldn't be more proud of their hard work and dedication! Way to go Comets!!!
Now, we are gearing up for EBoB 2018-2019!
In media classes towards the end of September, fourth and fifth graders will receive an EBoB 2018-19 bookmark, hear about the books, and elect to get a permission slip if they would like to try out for the team. Students will select ONE day to try out, either Monday, October 15, 2018 or Tuesday, October 16, 2018, and the team will be chosen by the end of the month. Students can prepare for the try-out by studying each book's author and title, as well as learning as much as they can about each book. It is not a requirement to have read all the books on the list prior to try-outs, but the more familiar students are with the details of each book, the more successful they are likely to be. We are looking forward to another great season!
*** Click HERE
to download the EBoB book list for the 2018-19 school year.
For EBoB Team Members:
to access the My Bob Team
to access the Author Name Pronunciation