Oregon Battle of the Books
The Oregon Battle of the Books, (OBOB), is a statewide program for reading motivation and comprehension sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries. The goals are to encourage reading for enjoyment, broaden reading interests, increase reading comprehension, and promote cooperative learning. This is a voluntary activity. Students who would like to participate form teams of 4-5 players. Among them, they will read 16 pre-selected books. Each team is required to have a parent coach who will help them organize, read and discuss the books. The coach also asks the students questions about the books in preparation for “battles” which begin at the school level in January. All teams will battle at least twice in the preliminary round. There are two divisions, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th. Teams may be formed from more than one grade within a division. The top team in each division goes on to the regional and possibly state competitions. For more information please contact Mrs. Yamaka in the library at ext. 226 or visit the OBOB website.