Sasquatch Award Battle of the Books – Grades 4th – 6th
Students are invited to participate in Battle of the Books, a competition where teams collectively read the 12 Sasquatch Award nominee books. During the competition, the students answer questions about these books in a style similar to Jeopardy. This will be our third year for this reading incentive program sponsored by Archdiocese of Seattle Elementary Librarians.
Our library has 3-4 copies of each title. Students are encouraged to reserve and check out these books starting in the fall. The Seattle Public Library and the King County library buy multiple copies of these titles, too, and they also have audio books for some titles. As part of your summer reading, get a jump start on reading these books. Here’s is a google slideshow that outlines each of the new nominees.
In October, students will form their own grade-level teams consisting of four or five students from their homeroom class. Students will determine which books they need to read based on the input from their teammates, to ensure that their team has read all 12 books by the first round of competition in April. Teams will compete questions about the 12 award-nominated books. The winning teams from each grade level will then compete against the top teams from the other two grade levels which will determine the winning team for Holy Rosary School. Our school’s number one team will then compete against the winning teams from other regional Catholic elementary schools.