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March Madness: Battle of the Books!

Battle of the Books

Mondays in March will be madness at my library! I am planning my first Battle of the Books program. It will run for five Mondays for K-6th graders. I have chosen my favorite picture books of the year and paired them up against each other by similarity of story/illustration/technique. We will brainstorm on what makes a great book and come up with our own criteria.

Here’s the program outline for the first four weeks:

  • I will read both books aloud.
  • I will have multiple copies of each book and have the children work in teams to review each story on their own.
  • At the end of the program I will ask for a show of hands to vote for the best one. We will discuss the reasons why one book was chosen over another.

On the fifth week:

  • I will read all four books aloud.
  • I will have multiple copies of each book and have the children work in teams to review each story on their own.
  • At the end of the program I will ask for a show of hands to vote for the best book of the year.

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This entry was posted on January 29, 2014 by in After School Library Programs, Thrive Thursday and tagged , .

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