Oregon Battle of the Books
Summer is a perfect time for kids to get a jump on the newest OBOB books. The Oregon Battle of the Books titles are available for checkout each Wednesday at the Bethel School District office.
At least one copy of every OBOB book is in the free lending library, including Night of the Howling Dogs, Dirty Little Secrets, and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.
OBOB is a statewide program that promotes reading among students in grades 3-12. It culminates with quiz bowl-style team challenges at the school, county and then statewide levels.
Bethel students are already reading books for next spring’s OBOB competition.
Now kids can check out the 2012 OBOB books for free at the Bethel School District office each Wednesday from noon-3:00.
The Oregon Battle of the Books is a quick recall competition based on students’ ability to answer questions about pre-selected novels.
Each Bethel school stages its own OBOB battles to determine which four-person teams earn a trip to the OBOB Regional competition.
Bethel will host the OBOB middle school competition next March, while elementary school students will compete in Springfield, with the OBOB high school regionals remaining in Roseburg.
Hundreds of Bethel kids are now putting their reading comprehension skills on the line. Oregon Battle of the Books teams are squaring off to determine individual school champions. The winners will advance to the District’s OBOB competition and the state regional tournament.
OBOB is a quick recall competition based on students’ ability to answer questions about pre-selected novels. Each of Bethel’s schools stage their own in-school OBOB competitions to determine which four-person teams earn a trip to the OBOB Regional competition.
OBOB’s mission is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, and to increase reading comprehension.
The annual challenge has begun. Bethel students are competing in practice competitions for OBOB, the Oregon Battle of the Books.
OBOB is a quick recall competition based on students’ abilities to answer questions about 16 pre-selected novels. The battles feature two four-person teams answering questions in a game show style format.
Multiple teams from 10 Bethel schools are now testing their OBOB book knowledge. In-school battles will determine the teams advancing to Bethel’s district-wide competition, with the winners of Bethel’s Elementary, Middle and High School divisions moving on to the southern Oregon regional OBOB tournament.
The popularity of OBOB has continued to grow in Bethel. Shasta Middle School currently has 23 teams and 100 students taking part, nearly doubling the number of students from last year.