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Battle of the Books

Dear Fourth and Fifth Grade Parents,

 

Our school is offering a literacy club for 4th and 5th grade students again this year.  The Battle of the Books is designed to encourage elementary students to:

 

  • Read quality literature.
  • Read in their leisure time during the school year.
  • Read for information as well as pleasure.

     

    By choosing to participate in this club, your child will be introduced to a variety of fiction and non-fiction books.

     

    Students of all reading levels are invited to participate.  Students will form teams of five and read at least seven titles from the attached book list.  Many of the books are award-winning pieces of literature. 

     

    During the first semester of the school year, students will participate in 10 book studies.  During the book studies, students will work collaboratively in teams of five to discuss the books and respond to questions about plot, characters, setting and theme. Regular attendance at the meetings is expected. Appropriate student behavior is also expected.  Students who are unable to meet this expectation with be excused from the club.

     

    At the end of the 10 study sessions, student teams will compete against one another at the Battle of the Books competition at Rolling Hills. 

     

    The Battle of the Books will hold the book studies on the following Thursday mornings from 8:00 am – 8:40 am in Ms. Hall's classroom:

     

    September 8 and September 22

    October 6 and October 20

    November 3 and November 17

    December 1 and December 15

    January 5 and January 19

     

    A Battle of the Books team competition will take place on Thursday, January 26tth, in the Rolling Hills library at 3:45 pm. 

    The winning team of five will represent our school in the district competition in February.

     

    Participation will be limited to the first 30 applicants.  If you have questions, please contact either of us through email. We're looking forward to a new and fun opportunity for Rolling Hills students.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Amy Hall

    ahall11@cherrycreekschools.org

     

    Katie Kachelries

    kkachelries@cherrycreekschools.org

     

     

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    Battle of the Books Permission Slip

     

     

    _____ Yes, my child has permission to participate in the Battle of the Books Literacy Club.

     

    Student Name _________________________________________

     

    Parent Signature _______________________________________

     

    Date ________________________________________________

     

    In the event that I need to be contacted, I can be reached at:

     

    ______________________________________________________

     

    Email address:

     

     _____________________________________________________

    Please have your child bring this form to the first meeting on Thursday, September 8.​

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