Battle of the Books
Read Books. Do Battle.
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Battle of the Books is a fun, academic-based trivia competition that tests students’ book knowledge. Students who participate will enhance their literacy skills and read from a variety of book genres. They practice literacy skills, such as identifying setting, character, plot, problem, goal, and resolution and also working with higher level language techniques like summarizing and inferencing.
One to two teams of ten 4th/5th grade students, plus possible alternates, represent TCIS each year. Team members read books from a list of 10 chosen titles, including the current Morning Calm Medal chapter book nominees.
In both 2018 and 2019, TCIS had one of its two teams place 3rd in the competition. Our students worked hard to compete against the other Korean International Schools. In 2020, the competition was cancelled due to COVID19, but we are looking forward to the 2021 competition!
Battle of the Books 2015, Grades 6-8
Frozen in Time: Clarence Birdseye’s Outrageous Idea about Frozen Food
Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon
The Story of Owen, Dragonslayer of Trondheim
Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave
The Iron Trial
The Always War
The Night Gardener
She is Not Invisible
The Shadow Hero