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Battle of the Books: Questions (downloadable PowerPoint)

Battle of the Books: Questions (downloadable PowerPoint)

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Introduce a fun way to promote reading and enhance the reading instruction and programs already implemented on your campus or in your district.

The questions in this document are taken from the 20 books that made up the 2014 Texas Library Association’s Lone Star Reading List. In February 2015, ESC Region 13 hosted a Battle of the Books competition for Middle School teams from our 60 district service area in central Texas. This document contains the questions used in that competition.

The questions are evenly distributed between the books on the list, and include a variety of question types including multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and book/author identification.

These questions can also be used as general comprehension questions for the titles represented.

Want to prepare students for an upcoming Battle of the Books? Use this document to provide examples of the types of questions they can expect to see at a typical competition.

And if you are hosting an official Battle of the Books between classes at one school or between different schools within the same district, use this question set to save a lot of time and leg work. 

This product supports T-TESS domain 1 and assists teachers and librarians with planning activities.


Battle of the Books: Questions were produced by Leslie Barrett. Leslie has worked in the education field for 20 years. She has been an elementary classroom teacher, a school librarian for elementary and middle school, and now she teaches teachers and librarians. In her role as Education Specialist at ESC Region 13 she loves looking for ways to encourage and inspire innovation in classrooms across central Texas. When she’s not working on teaching she is working on learning and loving being a student in the EdTech Masters program at Texas State University.

Downloadable PowerPoint presentation, 132 slides