Battle of the Books is a competative reading incentive program designed to encourage students to read a variety of quality literary works deemed appropriate for a particular age group.
Participants meet in the library BEFORE school (8:00-8:45 am) on designated Fridays (see below) beginning in September through May. While participants are NOT required to attend the Friday morning meetings, those who attend may have a better chance of qualifying for participation in the school tournament in April.
- Return permission form by Friday, September 13.
- Read the 15 selected titles- available at our school library and/or the Lexington Public Library.
- Write 24 practice questions while reading each of the 15 titles using the shared Google docs provided in our Google Classroom group.
Sept. 13- Initial meeting 8:00-8:45 in BMS library
Oct. 11- Practice 8:00-8:45 in BMS library
Nov. 8- Practice 8:00-8:45 in BMS library
Dec. 13- Practice 8:00-8:45 in BMS library
Jan. 10- Practice 8:00-8:45 in BMS library
Feb. 14- Practice 8:00-8:45 in BMS library
March 13- Written assessment to determine brackets for school level tournament
April 10- School level tournament to determine our BMS competition team
April 17- Practice for top 3 qualifiers & up to 3 alternates
May 1- Practice for top 3 qualifiers & up to 3 alternates
TBA- Semifinals against another FCPS middle school team (date, time & location TBA)
TBA- District-level finals at Norsworthy Auditorium at 5 pm for the 3 semi-finalist teams