NHCS' Middle Schools Prepare for Battle of the Books coming up February of 2015

By / Life on the Island / Tuesday, 20 January 2015 05:00

New Hanover County middle schools are gearing up for this year’s Battle of the Books (BOB) competition. Each team will read the same 27 novels over the next few months and participate in a 12 question competition in Feb 2015. The winning middle school team will advance to the regional level BOB competition in April, with the opportunity of advancement to the state level. “The Battle of the Books competition is a great way to get students excited about reading,” said Murray Middle School Principal and 2015 BOB Principal Ambassador Patrick McCarty.
“Our goal is to instill a lifelong love for reading in our students.” The purpose of the Battle of the Books program is to encourage all students at the middle school level to read more books. Students who participate in the program, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints by prominent authors in the area of young adult literature. The game format creates interest and excitement in reading.
Through the fun and excitement of the competition, students improve reading skills, mature in their choices of reading materials and acquire a broader knowledge base.

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