Highlights from Granite’s Battle of the Books 2018 Competition

Battle of the Books 2018 - Rosecrest Elementary Signage

26 teams of 5th and 6th grade students from across Granite School District converged on Rosecrest Elementary last Thursday, April 19, for the 2018 Battle of the Books District Competition.

Battle of the Books 2018 - All Participants Panoramic Photo - Nikki Gregerson

Battle of the Books 2018 – All Participants Panoramic Photo

Each team of 3-4 students engaged in three rounds of “Family Feud”-style competition in classrooms throughout the building, answering trivia questions taken from the fifteen books on the 2017-2018 Battle of the Books Reading List. After these round-robin competitions, all teams gathered in the cafagymatorium for prize drawings and to watch the four teams with the top average scores battle it out over two final rounds to determine the 3rd and 1st place winners.

If you are interested in seeing the two top teams in action (as well as how a round works) we have some slightly rough but complete video of the final round, in which the Truman Golden Dragons battled the Crestview Ladies in Reading, here:

Competition Winners

Here are the winning teams with their prizes!

2018 Battle of the Books 1st-4th Place Teams - Animation

2018 Battle of the Books 1st-4th Place Teams – Animation

1st Place Winners: Golden Dragons, Truman Elementary

1st Place Winners: Golden Dragons, Truman Elementary

2nd Place Winners: Ladies in Reading, Crestview Elementary

2nd Place Winners: Ladies in Reading, Crestview Elementary

3rd Place Winners: Skewampus Narwhal Squad, Jim Bridger Elementary

3rd Place Winners: Skewampus Narwhal Squad, Jim Bridger Elementary

4th Place Winners: The Storms, Rosecrest Elementary

4th Place Winners: The Storms, Rosecrest Elementary

Here are the Top 15 participating teams from this year’s competition:

Rank Team Name School
1 Golden Dragons Truman Elementary
2 Ladies in Reading Crestview Elementary
3 Skewampus Narwhal Squad Jim Bridger Elementary
4 The Storms Rosecrest Elementary
5 Knights to the Library Crestview Elementary
6 Griffins Fox Hills Elementary
7 Turtles Calvin Smith Elementary
8 Burnt Cookies Rosecrest Elementary
9 Yeti Crab Hillside Elementary
10 Bulldogs Magna Elementary
11 Pandacorns Jim Bridger Elementary
12 Sandburg Sandburg Elementary
13 Plot Twisters Fox Hills Elementary
14 Octopus Hillside Elementary
15 Golden Potatoes Lake Ridge Elementary
16 The Inevitable Twin Peaks Elementary

We thank all the students who so enthusiastically read and practiced for this year’s competition, as well as parents, teachers, media clerks, and other coaches and volunteers who helped them along the way. Special thanks to Nikki Gregerson, Elementary Library Media Specialist in the Educational Technology Department, who conceptualized and organized the Battle of the Books program for Granite School District and did much of the behind-the-scenes work to make the program a success. We also recognize special help from secretaries and assistants in the Educational Technology department that made the competition possible: Trinda Burdett, Alyssa Carraway, Colleen Hughes, and Debbie Singer.

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Bonus

We will be publishing the 2018-2019 reading lists soon, but here is a sneak peek —

Battle of the Books 2018-2019 Reading Lists - Sneak Peak

Battle of the Books 2018-2019 Reading Lists – Preview

(This article was also published on the Educational Technology Department Blog: https://www.graniteschools.org/edtech/2018/04/granite-battle-of-the-books-2018-competition-recap/)

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  1. What a great event! Thanks for posting the fun pictures and reporting the results. Well done!

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