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Battle of the Books

What is Battle of the Books?
This is a national reading program that RBUSD elementary schools participate in. The Battle is open to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.
The goal of the "Battle of the Books" program is to support students in their love and discovery of reading by introducing them to quality literature and to develop friendships between students based upon socialization, competition, and mutual respect. 
How Does A Student Participate?
Students will attend weekly practices to discuss the books on the reading list and play review games, then will have "battles" in the spring. 3rd graders compete against other Beryl 3rd grade students, while our 4th and 5th graders have the opportunity to participate in two battles: one will be a school battle and the other will be against other RBUSD Elementary Schools.
The 3rd grade students will read from a list of 18 titles, while the 4th and 5th grade students will read from a list of 28 titles.
Students who are interested in participating will have until the spring (March/April) to read as many books as possible on the 2022-2023 reading list. 
What Is The "Battle?"
Each school will hold its own  Battle after school. The students' teams earn points by answering questions about the books on the book list. The winning 4th and 5th Grade team from each school will then participate in the Championship Battle.
The students may find some of the books on the list easy to read while others may be more challenging. If they’ve already read some of the books, they’ll have a head start!
Where Do The Students Get The Books?
Our school library will have a copy of the books. Redondo Beach public libraries will also have them available. Otherwise, they are available in books stores.
More about Battle of the Books can be found in our interactive Google Slides. Just click on the image below:
battle of the books slide show
The main website for the Battle of the Books program is: http://www.battleofthebooks.org
3RD GRADE BATTLE for 2022-23
School Site Battle: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
4TH/5TH GRADE BATTLE for 2022-23
School Site Battle: Wednesday, March 22, 2023
District Championship Battle at Madison Elementary: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 6:00pm
Want to Volunteer?
Please email the chair(s)
Kristi Burke and Claire Izakowitz