Battle of the Books

  • The purpose of Battle of the Books is to encourage reading by all students at the elementary school level.  Students, regardless of ability are exposed to quality literature presenting a variety of literary styles by prominent authors.  The quiz bowl style competition creates interest and excitement in reading.

    This year, Penny Road will host a local competition. The students will read eighteen novels in order to prepare for the competition in February. Many teachers in the building are currently using these same novels in their classrooms.  They will hold informal competitions to generate reading excitement. 

    The competition practices are held every other Monday in either Ms. Hamilton’s trailer or Ms. Pannill’s classroom. Fourth and fifth graders are invited to attend.