Thursday, September 18, 2008

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a reading competition for third, fourth, and fifth grade students at Chets Creek Elementary. To participate in the competition, students read books from the Battle of the Books List. The fifteen titles used in this competition are the Sunshine State Young Readers’ Award nominees for this year. Battle of the Books culminates in three “battles” where teams buzz in to answer questions about the books. Last year Mr. Montisano and Mrs. Nash’s Third Grade “Bookaneers” won the Battle of the Books! These amazing third graders received gold medals and a pizza party for their class!
Here is the Battle of the Books List:


1) The Blue Ghost - by Marion Dane Bauer
2) No Talking - by Andrew Clement
3) Missing Manatee - by Cynthia DeFelice
4) The Sloppy Copy Slip-Up - by DyAnne DiSalvo
5) Phineas L. MacGuire . . . Erupts!: The First Experiment - by Frances O'Roark
6) Stumptown Kid - by Ron J. Findley & Carol Gorman
7) The Thing About Georgie – by Lisa Graff
8) The Homework Machine - by Dan Gutman
9) Dexter the Tough - by Margaret Peterson Haddix
10) The Ghosts Grave - by Peg Kehret
11) Rules - by Cynthia Lord
12) Roxy and the Hooligans - by Phyllis Naylor
13) Clementine - by Sara Pennypacker
14) The Stupendous Dodge ball Fiasco – by Janice Repka
15) Listen!- by Stephanie S. Tolan

In class we have already read No Talking and we are currently reading The Thing About Georgie. We love the battle books!!
A huge THANK YOU to Mr. Pieri for typing up the list of Battle Books.
-Miss Russell :)


Anonymous said...

Miss Russell,
I absollutly LOVE "The Thing About Gorgie!" It is an awsome and really funny book. I love how it tells you to do stuff. Right now I am reading "Clementine" it is funny but not as funny as Gorgie! You rock!

Anonymous said...

Miss Russell, I love your blog. I can`t wait till I get my own. I would try to get on it every day! By the way, I love all of the Battle Books I`ve read. Love you. Bye, Alise

Meli Launey said...

We are reading , " The Thing About Georgie" in our class too. We did an activity where we wrote about "The thing about me...." IT was very entertaining!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I am a third grade teacher in the Chicago suburbs and I stumbled across your blog. Great class activities. I enjoyed reading about the exciting things happening there!