TJL Students Battle with Book Knowledge


Throughout the 2015-16 school year, fourth- and fifth-grade students in the ELA LEAP enrichment program at Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School independently read more than eight chapter books they selected from a list of 10. As a culminating activity to test their book knowledge, students participated in a Battle of the Books competition.

To participate in the competition, students signed out books from their classroom library and read at their own pace. Beginning in October, they kept reading journals as a way for them to reflect on what they read during the year.

Divided into teams of four to five students, the book experts worked collaboratively to answer book trivia questions. To acquire points, students answered questions and received additional points for bonus questions and steal points from an opposing team. Medals were awarded to first-, second- and third-place winning teams.

Following the competition, students gathered together to celebrate their hard work and reading accomplishments during a special party.