Fouth and Fifth Grade
In an effort to make Battle 2.0/Desafío 2.0 more equitable for all students,
the Battle of Books program has evolved into Battle 2.0/Desafío 2.0.
Students will still be tasked with reading a carefully selected list of titles. The Evanston Public Library will have all Battle 2.0/Desafío 2.0 books on display at both branches.
Click here for Battle 2.0 list!
In Battle 2.0, instead of journal sheets, students are asked to create various project and engage in activities that will encourage a deeper understanding of the book.
With each book read and project completed, students can earn rewards and regonition!
Click here for project
choices and requirements.
As there is no District Battle at the end of the year,
students may work on projects until the last week of school.
There will mini battles offered throughout the school year
at various locations around Evanston. Dates TBD.
I am happy to host participants in the Library to work on their activities during their recess and lunch. Students may use laptops, materials, and my advice to create during this time. Interested students should see me for a pass to come to the Library.
The following days will be open to students:
Friday, January 25
Friday, February 22
Friday, March 22
Friday, April 26
Friday, May 24
Contact Mrs. Schencker
Bluestem Challenge 2019
The Bluestem Award is designed for students in grades 3-5 who are ready for longer titles than found on the Monarch list, but not quite ready for
the sophistication of some of the Rebecca Caudill titles.
Named in honor of Big Bluestem, which is the Illinois state prairie grass, the award may include both timeless classics and current titles,
as well as books that have appeared on the Monarch and Rebecca Caudill lists.
There are 20 nominated books this year. From these, students will vote for a winner.
Voting will begin in January.
Participants must read at least 4 books on the current list to vote.
After completing a book students can come before or after school to share a SHORT oral summary of the book with Mrs. Schencker.
The deadline for reading 4 books is Friday, January 18
A celebratory lunch will be held for those who complete the challenge, where we will count the votes to find our winner!
All books will be available in our school library, as well as the North Branch and the Main Branch of the Evanston Public Library.
Click here for the Bluestem 2019 Nominees list.
Primary Battle of the Books
(K - 2nd)
Primary Battle of the books is offered at Lincolnwood School
to challenge students in the younger grades.
This program promotes the love of reading, supports healthy competition, and cultivates teamwork.
Primary BOB is open to all Kindergarten through 2nd Grade students.
Click here for a list of titles.
Click here for Journal Pages.
Students who wish to compete
must read and report a minimum of 18 books from this year's Battle List.
The students who meet this goal will be placed on a team
to compete against fellow Lincolnwood Students.
The first 2 question sheets are due by Friday, November 9, 2018.
4 more question sheets are due by Friday, December 7, 2018.
4 more question sheets are due by Friday, January 18, 2019.
4 more question sheets are due by Friday, February 22, 2019.
The final 4 question sheets are due no later than Friday, March 22, 2019.
The deadline for reading at least 18 books is Friday, March 22, 2019.
There will not be exceptions to the deadline.
The team competition will take place on Friday, April 26, 2019.