2016-17 Reading List
North Carolina Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books (BOB) is a 6th-8th reading competition club established by the NC School Library Media Association. Students at participating schools read books from a specific list of 27 books and compete in quiz-bowl-style tournaments to test their knowledge of these books.
At LN Charter our BOB program has two components.
We encourage any student who loves to read and wants to participate to join. We meet at during lunch once a week in the Media Center. Each grade level meets during the PA Activity time. During this time we discuss books and work on writing questions for each book on the current list. This group also helps with our Fall and Spring Book Fair and promotes reading throughout the school.
BOB Competition Team
In November, we begin tryouts for the BOB competition team. The team consists of 12 students. The competition team is chosen based on four criteria.
1. Test score (questions from the books plus authors and titles)
2. Number of Friday meetings attended
3. Total number of books read--usually the minimum number is 10
4. Number of correctly written questions
Beginning in December, the competition team practices several times a week (usually at 7:30 before school starts). We will compete only with other charter schools this year at the first level. This competition is usually in February. If we advance to the Regional Competition, that competition is usually in April.
Come join us this year!
2015-16 Bob Club
Battle of the Books Club 2015-2016
Tips for Writing Great Questions
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- Begin each question with IWB (in what book)
- Include on each card: title, author, page # where the answer can be found, and your first and last name
- Good questions ask about details in the book
- Never include proper nouns, persons, places or specific events in the story
- Do not give away the answer in the question
A good strategy for writing questions is to keep a notepad with you while you are reading--or make notes on a Nook or Kindle. You can transfer the questions to quizlet later. Try to write a question about every 10-20 pages depending on the length of the book.