Battle of the Books
Note: For this weekend's National Battle of the Books competition, go to this site: Nationals
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 Preliminary competition; 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.
2018-2019 Battle of the Books Dates:
Registration: September 12-14
Preliminary Competition: Buff (Nov. 27), Blue (Nov. 28), Green (Nov. 29)
Playoffs: Buff (Dec. 5-7), Blue (Dec. 10-12), Green (Dec. 13)
National competition: March 29-April 1, 2019
Chaperones: Be sure to sign up for our Chaperones' Corner!