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Oregon Battle of the Books

 

2017-2018 Oregon Battle of the Books 

Registration Begins October 1, 2017!

What is OBOB?

OBOB stands for Oregon Battle of the Books.  At Willamette Primary, the students read from a list of books on a team of four students. They will compete in a series of quiz-like sessions with questions about the book content.  

In the Fall, the teams will officially register for the program and we’ll help you get started with your practice sessions.  

In January 2018, the teams will compete in school battles against other Willamette 4th/5th teams. 

 

How do I get started?

Read and read!  

Find a team.  There should be four readers on the team total, and each reader will read some books as their primary books, and some books as their secondary books.  The team can work together to figure out what books everyone will read, so that every book is read by at least two people.  

 

Details

The OBOB program is an extra curricular program managed by the PTA, however, it is supported and encouraged by Willamette teachers.  Reading will be done at home, and team meetings can be held after school.  

Battles will take place during the school day at lunch and recess times.  Each team will battle roughly four times during the end of January and throughout February, and then will participate in a final battle the first week in March.  

The program is intended to be fun!  We’re hoping to encourage a love of reading and fun with books. 

           

3rd Grade List

  • Blast-off! By Nate Ball
  • Dash by Kirby Larson
  • The Door by the Staircase by Katherine Marsh
  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  • EllRay Jakes the Recess King! by Sally Warner
  • I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 by Lauren Tarshis
  • Mystery on Museum Mile by Marcia Wells
  • We the Children by Andrew Clements

4th and 5th Grade List

  • Blast-off! By Nate Ball
  • The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett
  • Dash by Kirby Larson
  • The Door by the Staircase by Katherine Marsh
  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  • EllRay Jakes the Recess King! by Sally Warner
  • Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 by Lauren Tarshis
  • Masterpiece by Elise Broach
  • My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen
  • Mystery on Museum Mile by Marcia Wells
  • Poppy by Avi
  • The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • We the Children by Andrew Clements
  • Wild Life by Cynthia DeFelice
  • Wild Wings by Gill Lewis

Questions?  Email WPSobob@gmail.com

NEW! Code of Conduct

Official OBOB Handbook and Rules

3rd Grade Matrix

4th / 5th Grade Matrix