The Chicago Public Schools’ Battle of the Books program encourages ongoing reading, teamwork and partnership throughout the course of a year. School teams compete against each other in a multi-round tournament, answering gameshow-style questions about the books they’ve read. Sign-ups will be at the start of the next school year, but if your child is interested in participating and would like to start tackling the book list over the summer, email Emily Schaffer (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a list of the first five books on the 2015/2016 list. (The remainder will be available September 1).
We also need a handful of parent volunteers to coach the team and to oversee the competition. This is a LIGHT commitment, probably involving a handful of team meetings between October and January where students discuss the books, then helping the team through an online (and, if we qualify, a LIVE championship) round of competition between February and April.
For questions or interest, email Emily Schaffer (email@example.com)
More information is available at https://cpslibraries.wikispaces.com/ElementaryBattleoftheBooks
Let the Battle begin!