Battle of the Books is an academic-based competition that encourages reading, improves reading skills and exposes students to a variety of literary genres. Team members consist of 4th and 5th grade students. There are 18 books on the Elementary Battle of the Books list. Students will meet as a group to discuss literary elements such as plot, character, setting, genre and theme of books read.In the Spring, students will compete against other Cabarrus County School's students and test their knowledge about the books read. The game format is similar to Family Feud with each question beginning "In which book". Mrs. Buchanan is the advisor/coach for the Battle of the Books team. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Buchanan, Bethel's media specialist.