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Registration for the 2020-2021 BOTB competition will open on Weds, Sept. 16 at 6:00pm EST, go here: BOTB Registration
Gallaudet's Battle of the Books is a middle school competition sponsored by Gallaudet University. There are three groups in the competition. The groups consist of students who read at the 3rd/4th grade levels, 5th/6th grade levels, and the 7th and above grade levels. The group names are as follows (in no particular order): Buff (one of Gallaudet's primary colors), Blue (one of Gallaudet's primary colors), and Green (named after Gallaudet's storied Kendall Green). There are three parts to the competition: the Ranking test (for this year only); the Playoffs; and the National competition.
The purpose of the Battle of the Books is to promote literacy amongst Deaf and Hard of Hearing middle school students; promote a spirit of academic competition and good sportsmanship; and to encourage critical thinking skills amongst middle school students.
2020-2021 Battle of the Books Dates:Registration: September 16-18, 2020
Ranking Test for all teams: January 11-15, 2021
Playoffs for all teams: January 25-28, 2021
National competition: April 5-9, 2021
Chaperones: Be sure to sign up for our Chaperones' Corner!
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