Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Welcome to the Battle of the Books. The Heartland Regional Library is organizing a Battle of the Books for the school districts that we service in the cities of Eldon, Tuscumbia, Iberia, St. Elizabeth, Vienna, and Belle. (Miller and Maries Counties)

Registered teams will read books from the Missouri Association of School Librarians nominated book lists.  There will be three levels to which teams may enter (maximum of 10 people per team).

Students in 4th - 6th grade may enter at the Mark Twain level
Students in 6th - 8th may enter at the Truman level
Students in 9th - 12th may enter at the Gateway level

Teams will read all of the books from the list at their level. Mark Twain - 12 books, Truman - 12 books, Gateway - 15 books. If you have the maximum of 10 members on your team, each person can expect to read one or two books from the list. Teams with fewer members will more likely need to read more books from the list, per person. Your team will need to make sure all of the books on the list are read by at least one member on your team.

Trivia events will be held in early March to avoid bad weather and sports events and will be held at the St. Elizabeth School District. Contests will consist of 10 rounds. One question from each book on the list will be asked in each round. Mark Twain, scheduled for March 20, 2015 6:00 p.m., will have 10 rounds with 12 questions per round. Truman, scheduled for March 17, 2015 6:00 p.m., will have 10 rounds with 12 questions per round. Gateway, scheduled for March 10, 2015 6:00 p.m., will have 10 rounds with 15 questions per round. 

If you have any questions, you may post them here or contact me by email: garrolisa@gmail.com

Good luck and have fun reading!

Common Core

Common Core Connections to Battle of the Books Blog
Click here to view standards by grade

Reading: Literature Standards

4th Grade CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1

4th Grade CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.10

5th Grade CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.1

5th Grade CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.10

6th Grade CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.1

6th Grade CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.10

7th Grade CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1

7th Grade CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.10

8th Grade CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.1

8th Grade CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.10

9th -10th Grade CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1

9th - 10th Grade CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.10

11th - 12th Grade CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.10

Reading: Foundational Skills

4th Grade CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.4

5th Grade CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4

Writing Standards

4th Grade CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.6

9th – 10th Grades CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.6
11th – 12th Grades CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.6