The Granite School District Battle of of the Books Competition will take place on the evening of Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Rosecrest Elementary School. [Read more…] about Upcoming Event: Battle of the Books District Competition (Grades 5-6)
Granite Battle of the Books
What Is Battle of the Books?
Throughout the school year, 3rd-6th grade students in Granite School District are encouraged to read as many books as they can from these lists.
Students who read at least five of the books by January will be able to create teams and compete in school level competitions.
Once schools have completed their competitions, their top two 5th-6th teams will then be invited to compete in a district-wide competition during the spring of 2018. [Read more…] about Granite Battle of the Books 2017-2018 Book Lists
The latest edition of our department’s monthly newsletter recently went out via email to teachers in Granite School District. If you missed it you can access it here.
Highlights from our May 2017 Newsletter:
- Registering Soon For Granite’s Educational Technology Endorsement Program 2017-2019
- Upcoming Event: #GSDEdTech Twitter Chat
- Educational Technology’s Website Gem
- Granite District Battle of the Books 2016-2017 Competition Winners
- Tech Tip: Using the Google Translate Extension
On April 13, 2017, over 50 student teams from 18 different elementary schools in Granite School District converged on Gearld Wright Elementary for the first annual Granite District Battle of the Books competition. Student teams went head-to-head in this “Family Feud”-style game, in which their knowledge of the 15 books on the official 2016-2017 reading lists was put to the test.
We congratulate all of the students who read and participated in the battles, whether in their school or at the district competition. We thank all of the media clerks, teachers, administrators, parent volunteers, and others who tirelessly supported this program and inspired our students to find excitement in reading.
Check out the winners of our 2016-2017 competitions!
3rd-4th Grade Winners
5th-6th Grade Winners
2017-2018 Battle of the Books Competition
Any who are interested in learning how their school can participate in next year’s Battle of the Books program are invited to one of two informational meetings which will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017, at your choice of 12:00-12:30 PM and 2:00-2:30 PM. These meetings will be held at the Educational Technology Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) at 5300 West Cherrywood Lane, West Valley City, UT 84120.
If you have any questions about Battle of the Books, please contact Nikki Gregerson, District Elementary Library Supervisor in the Educational Technology department.
Join us for our very first annual Granite School District Battle of the Books!
April 13, 2017 | Thursday | 5:00 PM
Gearld Wright Elementary School
6760 West 3100 South, West Valley City, UT 84128
[Read more…] about Upcoming Event: Granite Battle of the Books | April 13, 2017
Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, Granite School District’s elementary library media program is sponsoring a Battle of the Books reading incentive program. Students at participating schools will be challenged to read as many books as possible from the book list assigned to their grade level. Participating students will form into teams to engage in a “Family Feud” style competition at the school level, testing their knowledge of the books. Winning school teams will move on to a district-wide battle. So far, 15 elementary schools have committed to field teams and participate in the battle.
More details are forthcoming, and the following page will serve as the main location for updated information and resources: https://www.granitemedia.org/granite-battle-of-the-books/. If you wish to get your school involved or have any other questions, please contact Nikki Gregerson, Granite School District’s Elementary Library Media Specialist.
Here are the 2016-2017 reading lists: