Get ready to… BATTLE!
Oregon Battle of the Books The Basics • There are special roles, procedures, and rules for the battle of the books team members.
Teams are usually made up of four members with one optional alternate, for a total of five members. Teams may be made up of students in grades 3-5. Two teams will compete during a single battle. There will be a spokesperson identified on the team. This person will answer the questions for the team. Teams will be able to collaborate to decide on answers to questions for 15 seconds. Teams should prepare for battles by reading the books on the list, talking with team members about the books, and answering questions. Battle of the Books Teams
A coin toss will be held before the start of each battle. The winning team decides where they want to sit. The team that sits on the left will always be given first chance at the odd numbered questions, and the team on the right will always be given the first chance at the even questions. The "odd" team will go first and be read question number one. When a question is asked, the team will have 15 seconds in which to discuss and answer the question. The spokesperson's first answer will be the only acceptable one. Battles! The Basics:
Questions: Two Types! One type will be the "In Which Book" questions and the other will be “Content” questions.
Battle Details • There will be battles by grade level. • Winners at grade level will battle other grades. • Overall winning team will participate in a “Regional Battle” at a different school.
OREGON BATTLE OF THE BOOKS 2011-12 Booklist 3-5 Division
11 Birthdaysby Wendy MassGenre: Fantasy After having a falling out on their tenth birthday and not speaking to each other for the last year, Amanda and Leo prepare to celebrate their eleventh birthday separately, but peculiar things begin to happen.
Among the Hiddenby Margaret Peterson HaddixGenre: Science Fiction In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong.
Becoming Naomi Leonby Pam Muñoz RyanGenre: Realistic Fiction When Naomi's absent mother resurfaces to claim her, Naomi runs away to Mexico with her great-grandmother and younger brother in search of her father.
Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnetby Graham SalisburyGenre: Realistic Fiction Nine-year-old Calvin catches the attention of the school bully on the day before he starts fourth grade, while at home, the unfriendly fifteen-year-old daughter of his mother's best friend has taken over his room.
Charlotte’s Webby E.B. WhiteGenre: Fantasy In this endearing story, a little girl and Charlotte, a beautiful grey spider, struggle to save Wilbur the pig from being butchered.
Dying to Meet Youby Kate KliseGenre: Mystery In this story told mostly through letters, children's book author I.B. Grumply gets more than he bargained for when he rents a quiet place to write for the summer.
Earthquake Terrorby Peg KehretGenre: Realistic Fiction When an earthquake hits the isolated island in northern California where his family had been camping, Jonathan must find a way to keep himself, his sister, and their dog alive until help arrives.
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcherby Bruce CovilleGenre: Fantasy Small for his age but artistically talented, twelve-year-old Jeremy Thatcher unknowingly buys a dragon's egg.
How Oliver Olson Changed The Worldby Claudia MillsGenre: Realistic Fiction Afraid he will always be an outsider, like ex-planet Pluto, nine-year-old Oliver finally shows his extremely overprotective parents that he is capable of doing great things without their help while his class is studying the solar system.
The Magical Ms. Plumby Bonny BeckerGenre: Fantasy The students in Ms. Plum's third-grade class soon learn that there is something very special about their teacher and the classroom's mysterious supply closet.
The Mouse and the Motorcycleby Beverly ClearyGenre: Fantasy A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling.
Number the Starsby Lois LowryGenre: Historical Fiction In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.
On the Wings of Heroesby Richard PeckGenre: Historical Fiction A boy in Illinois remembers the homefront years of World War II, especially his two heroes, his brother in the Air Force and his father, who fought in the previous war.
The Last Newspaper Boy in Americaby Sue CorbettGenre: Realistic Fiction/Mystery Wil's paper route is canceled when a large newspaper stops delivery to his small town, but with the help of his clueless brother, a neighborhood friend, and the basic principles of physics, Wil finds a way to save his route and help his customers.
Where the Mountain Meets the Moonby Grace LinGenre: Fantasy Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish and then joins a dragon that cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of discovering how to change her family's fortune.
Who Were the Beatles?by Geoff EdgersGenre: Biography Readers will learn about the Beatles' childhoods, their first forays into rock music, what Beatlemania was like, and why the Beatles broke up.