• What is Battle of the Books?

     

    A voluntary reading contest called Battle of the Books will begin this fall semester and continue into the spring promoting reading in grades 3, 4, 5, & 6.

    In Battle of the Books two grade level teams from each campus will advance to the district competition.  Each team is formed from one of the following grade level combinations:

     Teams consisting of five 3rd and 4th graders (plus 1 alternate)

     Teams consisting of five 5th and 6th graders (plus 1 alternate) 

    There may be an unlimited number of participants at the school level.  During the last week of February, there will be a campus level competition to determine which teams of students will advance to the District level competition.  

    Students are required to read ten books chosen by Battle of the Books.  There is a list for the 3/4 grade teams and a list for the 5/6 grade teams.  The school library will have at least one copy of each book (most books will have multiple copies).  Students may opt to purchase their own books in order to make notes and highlight information if they wish.  

    Students must commit to read all ten if at all possible but at least seven of the ten books and attend school practices on designated days.

    If you are interested in volunteering to co-coach a team, please email Mrs. Burt at karen.burt@rockwallisd.org

    To print a copy of the parent permission slip click here.

    To print a copy of the transportation form click here.

3rd & 4th Grade Book List

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    3rd & 4th Grade Battle of the Books (2017-2018)

         
     

    Title

    Author

    Genre

    Int. Lvl.

    Rd. Lvl.

    1

    Charlotte's Web

    E.B. White

    Fantasy

    3rd-6th

    4.4

    2

    The Chocolate Touch

    Patrick Skene Catling

    Fantasy

    3rd-6th

    4.5

    3

    The BFG

    Roald Dahl

    Fantasy

    3rd-6th

    4.9

    4

    Henry Huggins

    Beverly Cleary

    Realistic Fiction

    3rd-6th

    4.9

    5

    The Year of the Dog

    Grace Lin

    Realistic Fiction

    3rd-6th

    4.8

    6

    Lemonade War

    Jacqueline Davies

    Realistic Fiction

    3rd-6th

    4.1

    7

    Frindle

    Andrew Clements

    Realistic Fiction

    3rd-6th

    4.8

    8

    Million Dollar Shot

    Dan Gutman

    Realistic Fiction

    3rd-6th

    4.6

    9

    Clementine

    Sara Pennypacker

    Realistic Fiction

    3rd-6th

    4.5

    10

    How to Steal a Dog

    Barbara O'Connor

    Realistic Fiction

    3rd-6th

    4.0

5th & 6th Grade Book List

  • 5th & 6th Grade Battle of the Books (2017-2018)

         

     

    Title

    Author

    Genre

    Int. Lvl

    Rd. Lvl.

     1

    Candymakers

    Wendy Mass

    Mystery

    3rd-6th

    5.7

     2

    A Dog Called Kitty

    Bill Wallace

    Realistic Fiction

    3rd-6th

    4.2

     3

    Dying to Meet You

    Kate Klise

    Fantasy

    3rd-6th

    4.4

     4

    Lost and Found

    Andrew Clements

    Realistic Fiction

    3rd-6th

    5.0

     5

    The Magician's Nephew

    C.S. Lewis

    Fantasy

    5th-8th

    5.5

     6

    When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

    Kimberly Willis Holt

    Historical Ficton

    5th-8th

    5.0

     7

    Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

    John Grisham

    Mystery

    5th-8th

    5.2

     8 

    Heat

    Mike Lupica

    Realistic Fiction

    5th-8th

    5.6

     9 

    A Single Shard

    Linda Sue Park

    Historical Ficton

    5th-8th

    6.6

     10

    Who Was Walt Disney

    Whitney Stewart

    Biography

    3rd-6th

    5.2