Battle of the Books
2017 7th & 8th Grade Camden County Championships
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Kershaw School, Mt. Ephraim, NJ
What is Battle of the Books?
Battle of the Books is a reading motivation program. The goals of the program are to encourage reading for pleasure, to broaden reading interest, and to recognize students who enjoy reading.
Student teams of four to six read the books over a period of months, discuss them, quiz each other on the contents and then compete on teams to correctly answer questions based on the books. The questions used all begin with, “In what book…” so the answer will always be a title and an author.
The state-wide program involves a cooperative effort by many individuals and New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL). It is popular with students and has provided new opportunities for academic competition. Battle of the Books has proven itself to be effective in its specified purpose: to stimulate an interest in reading.