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Battle of the Books (Grades 3-6)

Many schools in the Jordan School District participate in the Battle of the Books.  We are excited to announce the FIRST Annual Battle of the Books competition at Mountain Point.

Students in Grades 3-6 will be participating in this program.  In September, the teachers will create Battle of the Books (BOB) groups for the year.  The groups will be mixed ability and as balanced as possible.  From September 2019 to March 2020, the groups will try to read all 20 books on the book list.  Grades 3 and 4 will share the same list and compete in the same bracket.  Grades 5 and 6 will have their own list and compete in the same bracket.  In March 2020, we will hold our Battle of the Books competition.  Every team is guaranteed 3 rounds.  Each round will be scored and points will be added.  During the 3rd round, the teams will be seeded by rank or points.  The third round is an elimination round.  The rounds will continue until we have 2 teams in the 3rd & 4th-grade bracket and 2 teams in the 5th & 6th-grade bracket.  These two teams from each bracket will battle it out at a special assembly with all students 3-6 (and we will invite 2nd grade so they can see what the BOB program is all about).  The final winners of each bracket will receive a special award and be invited to attend the district Battle of the Books competition held at Butterfield Canyon Elementary in Herriman. 

3rd and 4th Grade Book List

Author Title
Bulla, Clyde R. The Chalk Box Kid
Birney, Betty G. Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
Byars, Betsy Wanted. . . Mud Blossom
Coville, Bruce Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
Creech, Sharon Moo
Draper, Sjarpm M. Out of My Mind
Erickson, John R. The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog
Guglielmo, Amy Pocket Full of Colors
Gutman, Dan The Million Dollar Shot
Hobbs, Will Bearstone
Kehret, Peg Earthquake Terror
Levine, Ellen Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the…
Look, Lenore Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other…
Lord, Cynthia A Handful of Stars
Lowry, Lois All About Sam
MacLachlan, Patricia Sarah, Plain and Tall
Rappaport, Doreen Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller
Robinson, Barbara The Best School Year Ever
Rodda, Emily Rowan of Rin
Wiles, Deborah Each Little Bird that Sings

5th and 6th Grade Book List

Author Title
Barnhill, Kelly The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Creech, Sharon Ruby Holler
Curtis, Christopher P. Bud, Not Buddy
DuPrau, Jeanne City of Ember: the First Book of Ember
Gaiman, Neil Fortunately, the Milk
Haddix, Margaret P Found
Hannigan, Katherine Ida B…and Her Plans to Maximize Fun…  
Klise K. & Klise, M. Sarah Regarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters…
LaFaye, A. Worth
Law, Ingrid Savvy
Lord, Cynthia Rules
McSwigan, Marie Snow Treasure
Morpurgo, Michael War Horse
Nielsen, Jennifer A. The False Prince
O’Reilly, Bill Lincoln's Last Days: The Shocking Assassination…
Paterson, Katherine Bridge to Terabithia
Rawls, Wilson Summer of the Monkeys
Rowling, JK Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Ruckman, Ivy Night of the Twisters
Wrede, Patricia Dealing With Dragons: The Enchanted Forest…