Battle of the Books

Throughout the 2014-15 school year, third-grade students in the ELA LEAP enrichment program at Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School individually read more than 13 chapter books. As a culminating activity to test their book knowledge, students participated in a Battle of the Books competition.

To prepare for the competition, reading specialists Patricia Bacchi and Donna Robson taught students how to take efficient book notes and shared the types of questions that will be asked during the competition. Divided into seven teams, students worked collaboratively to answer book trivia questions. To acquire points, students used paddles with book titles to answer questions and had the opportunity to receive additional points for bonus questions and steal points from an opposing team.

Following several rounds of competitive trivia play, students Maeve Baron, Emma Byrom, Clarissa Bues, and Nathan Smith claimed the title of Battle of the Books champions.