• Battle of the Books


    Third grade has been given a GREAT opportunity for enrichment in reading!  Mrs. Strange is continuing within our school Junior Elementary Battle of the Books (JEBOB) .Third grade will use this in correlation with some of our guided reading groups and some will be read during read aloud.

    So how does this work?  Students who participate will need to be familiar with 12 books. Students then compete in teams in a quiz show format. Points are earned by identifying the book and author when presented with details from that book. For example, "In which book does a character find a tree house while playing in the woods with his sister?”. After a question is asked, students have 20 seconds to discuss what the answer is with their team. If the student can name both the title and author, 3 points will be earned for their team. If only the title of the book is named, 2 points will be earned for their team. If a team misses a question, the same question will be asked to the opposing team as a rebound question. Rebound questions are only given 10 seconds, and can only earn a total of 2 points. Third grade will start their competition the beginning of May. 

    We would like to encourage students to check these books out at our school library or public library to read and reread so they can be prepared for the Battle of the Books.

    Third grade classrooms are in need of copies of these books for students to read at school. It would be greatly appreciated if you could donate a book to your child’s classroom.

    We are SO EXCITED to be able to use this enrichment opportunity with your child in order to take their reading to another level!  Thank you so much and please let us know what you think!


    Third Grade Teachers


    3rd Grade



    Atwater, Richard

    Mr. Popper’s Penguins

    Blume, Judy

    Freckle Juice


    A Lion to Guard Us

    Byars, Betsy



    Muggie Maggie

    Coerr, Eleanor

    Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

    Cohen, Barbara

    Molly’s Pilgrim

    Dahl, Roald

    James and the Giant Peach

    Gannett, Ruth Stiles

    My Father’s Dragon

    Warner, Gertrude

    The Boxcar Children

    White, E. B.

    Charlotte’s Web

    Wilder, Laura Ingalls

    Little House in the Big Woods