Battle of the Books is a statewide Alaskan reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Alaska Association of School Librarians. The goals of the program are to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, broaden reading interests, increase reading comprehension, and promote academic excellence. Lists of books are chosen and questions are written for all grade levels. Students read the books, discuss them, quiz each other on the contents, and then compete in teams of not more than three students to correctly answer questions based on the books in a “quiz show” format. Questions begin with the words “In which book…” so that the answer will always be a title and author. Teams may participate at the local, district and state levels of competition.*
BRHS Junior High and High School teams form every Fall to prepare for a competition in the Spring.
The district Battle of the Books will be held around the first week of February and the state competition will be held the 4th week in February.
For more information on the junior high team, please contact Ms. Mutch.
For more information on the high school team, please contact Mrs. Dhaemers.
*Information taken from the Battle of the Books website.