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Book Battle Team Information 2020 - 2021

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[We are sorry to say this year's competition had to be cancelled.]







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Book Battle Team 2019- out of 37 teams

- WE CAME IN 2nd Place!!!



 To Make the Tryouts:

-Read All 15 Books by January independently.

- Have an overall 85% average

- 2 Do-overs for failing a test.

- Re-Read the book.

- Failing is below 80%.

-Hand in your AR report once all 15 books have been read.


This year the try out test will be timed as in the real competition. 20 seconds to answer a multiple choice question after the question is read twice. 45 questions total.


There will be a tie breaker test - if needed.  7 short answer questions.


The 6 students with the highest score will make the team. Students who make the team read the books carefully.



The Battle of the Books is a reading motivation and comprehension book‐related competition for students in grades 3 – 8 and is sponsored by The School District of Lee County with incentive programs provided by Media Services.

Diplomat Book Battle History:

2008: 1st Place Lee County

2009: 1st Place Lee County

2010: Finalist Lee County

2011: 4th Place Lee County

2012: 2nd Place Lee County

2013: 1st Place Lee County

2014: Finalist Lee County

2015: 3rd Place Lee County

2016: 2nd Place Lee County

2017: 1st Place Lee County

2018: 1st Place Lee County

2019: 2nd Place Lee County

2020:  competition cancelled



Who will make this year's team?

Will it be you?



Coach Harclerode & Coach Roberts








Information on individual Book Battle Books - also known as the SSYRA Books.



Want to make this coming year's team? Rules -

  • Tryout date TBA - sometime in January
  • Must Read ALL 15 books independently
  • Pass the AR tests with and 85% average and with only 2 do-over.
  • AR confirmation reports  sent to media.
  • Bring a pencil and your brain.

Want to make the Big Book Battle Party? By May 2021

  • Read all 15 books independently by the May deadline and pass with an AR average of 85%.
  • You may repeat 2 AR tests with classroom teacher approval.
  • Teachers will send AR report verification - student's will receive a special party invitation.
  • The party will be held in the media center. It is a red carpet affair and only open to those qualifying students.
  • Every year the event gets bigger and better - thanks to our spirit coaches:  Ms. Fournier & Ms. Womack
  • Students are treated as celebrities and are rewarded with a memorable afternoon of fun.

Want to go on school news ?

  • Every time you read one Book Battle Book and pass the AR test at 85%-
  • You will get a Book Battle Sticker and can come on the news.



2020 - 2021 Book Battle Committee Members:

  • Coaches: Ms. Harclerode & Ms. Roberts
  • Spirit: Ms. Fournier & Ms. Womack
  • Team Reviewers: Sessions begin for the team weekly starting in January 2021 
  • Ms. Walworth - Inkling
  • Ms. Johnston - Caterpillar Summer
  • Ms. A. Reed - Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen
  • Ms. Irons - Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker
  • Ms. Clark - Planet Earth is Blue
  • Ms. Rodriguez - Olga and the Smelly Things from Nowhere
  • Ms. N. Miller - Dragons in a Bag
  • Ms. Tejeda - How I Became a Spy
  • Ms. Mckeever - Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen
  • Ms. Ziruolo - Attack of the Not-So- Virtual Monsters
  • Ms. Ontaneda - Voyage of the Dogs
  • Ms. Womack - Operation Frog Effect
  • Ms. Fournier - Power Forward
  • Ms. Bazan - The Unicorn in the Barn
  • Ms. Roberts - Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat



  • Mock Practices:  TBA in May 2021
  • Competition: TBA in May 2021
  • Book Battle Party: TBA May 2021