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The Battle Is On!

The battle is on!

We are busy reading for the annual CPS Battle of the Books! We have 18 brave and industrious 4th, 5th & 6th grade readers that are devouring books from this year’s list of 21 highly acclaimed titles. The online competition is on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 when 7 of our strongest team members will compete by answering questions about characters, events and quotes from this year’s book list.

Our team members are busy writing their own questions about the books, like:

In which book does the mother of the main character write a song just for her? (Answer: Close to Famous by Joan Bauer)

In the book, I, Emma Freke, what kind of shop does Emma’s mother own? (Answer: A bead shop)

Who is the author or the book, I, Emma Freke? (Answer: Elizabeth Atkinson)

In which book do you find the quote, “Be yourself. Remember, she puts her pants on one leg at a time, just like you.”? (Answer: Close to Famous)

If you would like to help our team by reading books and writing these types of questions, please contact Mrs. Ruszel.  

You can find out more about the Chicago Public Schools Battle of the Books and a list of the books for our 4th – 6th grade team at:

Battle of the Books Team meets after school on the following dates:  Dec. 19, Jan. 9, Jan. 14, Jan. 16, Jan. 23, Jan. 28, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 11, Feb. 13, Feb. 20, Feb. 25, Feb. 27, Mar. 11, Mar. 13, Mar. 20, Mar. 25, Mar. 27, Apr. 1, Apr. 3. (Additional dates may be added in April.)


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