Battle of the Books

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Battle of the Books 2018


Battle of the Books (BoB) is an optional activity in which students form teams, read from a set list of books, and compete against other teams on their epic knowledge of those books. Battle of the Books begins in January and runs until March 29th. Teams must read all twelve books and pass all twelve Reading Quizzes to achieve eligibility by the deadline:
March 16. 
So how do kids get started????

  1. FORM A TEAM: Choose 3-5 people to form a team and create a team name. Last chance to register teams is January 26. (Submit your Team Pledge to Mrs. White or Mrs. Papaly)

  2. CREATE A BATTLE PLAN: Fill out the Battle Plan form to decide who will read each book. (Turn in forms to Mrs. White or Mrs. Papaly)

  3. BATTLE PREP: Practice questions for each book will be available by request in the library starting February 22, 2017. You are welcome to create your own battle questions, cue cards, or any other practice techniques before the games. For Quizlet practice links for all of the books, log into SCHOOLOGY and GROUPS and JOIN: M5F935QXFC

  4. QUALIFYING READING QUIZ: All teams are required to pass a Reading Quiz with 60% or higher for each BoB book in order to qualify for the official BoB Games. Reading Quizzes must be done and noted on the team's Quiz Sheet on or before March 16. 

  5. MMS BoB GAMES: The official MMS BoB Games will be held during the week of March 19-23 during school hours.

  6. BoB INTER-SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP: The winning MMS BoB team will go on to compete against Jefferson, Washington, Reeves, and Griffin middle school champions to be held at Washington Middle School on Thursday, March 29th. 


Important Dates

  • Last day for teams to register is January 26

  • Last chance to take a Reading Quiz to qualify for the MMS Games is March 16

  • The official MMS BoB Games will be March 19-23 during Core/Flex time

  • Inter-School Championships is scheduled for March 30

READING QUIZZES: Click on a BOB book to take the quiz. Show your score to Mrs. White or Mrs. Papaly. 


Brown Girl Dreaming


Fast Break

I Lived on Butterfly Hill

Immigrant Kids

Iron Trial

Keeper of the Lost Cities

Ruby on the Outside

Secondhand Summer


The Thief


 "May the odds be ever in your favor." - Hunger Games