7BOB (2019) Practice Questions
7BOB Author/Title Match Game
Battle of the Books
This year the Dell Rapids Middle School Library, along with homeroom teachers, will be hosting our very first Battle of the Books Tournament! Battle of the Books is a reading program designed to encourage students to read and share their knowledge of the books in a group setting. The school librarians and the 7th grade homeroom teachers worked together to create a list of 24 books for the battle. These award winning books were chosen to engage readers of all reading levels and offer genres for every interest.
How does the student participate?
Battle of the Books challenges all 7th grade students to break into groups of 5/6/7 and work together to read 24 books for the March Madness themed tournament. The groups then divide up the books so that each team member will read at least 5-7 books from the list by March 15th. The groups agreed to work together to make sure that each team member is doing their part to complete their individual reading goals. They also agreed that if a team member needs help reading through books, that they would be helpful classmates and trade books or make other changes when necessary.
Where can I find books?
Dell Rapids Middle School Library - ALL TITLES have several copies available to borrow
Carnegie Public Library - 513 North Orleans Avenue Dell Rapids, South Dakota 57022
Stop by the public library today and get your free library card!
Overdrive - Borrow eBooks and audiobooks for free with your public library card number!
Here’s the link: www.southdakota.overdrive.com or download the app!
Read from your phone / kindle / tablet / chromebook / laptop / desktop
Read offline in the car or while traveling by temporarily downloading an eBook! (instructions attached)
Need help signing in? Please contact the school librarian or the public librarian for help!
Give them as a gift! You can purchase new and used books from: Last Stop CD Shop(Sioux Falls)Amazon.com / Barnes & Noble / hpb.com / Target
December 1st: Battle of the Books Launches
December 1st-8th: Students choose their groups and start reading
February: Student groups may meet before school in the library to study for battle
February 28th: Student Deadline to read group assigned books
March 21st: Battle of the Books Competition (tentative)
Your students’ group will compete in the school gymnasium. Student groups will be given a series of questions based on the 24 book list. Students are required to answer questions with the Title and Author only. Questions are all in the same format - “In which book…?” Each round of play will be inspired by a different game theme (some themes may include: Jeopardy / Kahoot/ Family Feud/ Relay/ and so on). Winning teams advance to the next round until one team is left. Prizes will be awarded to winning teams each round.
How can I help?
Please encourage your children to read at home, in the car, before bed, and while traveling! Ask them about their book list. Check in with them periodically and see how their group is doing!
7th Grade BOB Book List
Chains - Laurie Halse Anderson
Chasing Lincoln's Killer - James Swanson
Code Talker - Joseph Bruchac
Crossover - Kwame Alexander
Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie - Jordan Sonnenblick
Flames of the Tiger - John Wilson
Freak the Mighty - W.R. Philbrick
Ghost - Jason Reynolds
Milkweed - Jerry Spinelli
Heat - Mike Lupica
I Survived: The Childrens Blizzard of 1888 - Lauren Tarshis
Monster - Walter Dean Myers
Nothing But the Truth - Avi
Out of My Mind - Sharon Draper
Outsiders - S. E. Hinton
Petey - Ben Mikaelsen
Skeleton Creek - Patrick Carman
Stormbreaker - Anthony Horowitz
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
The Children of Willesden Lane - Mona Golabek
The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank
The Shadow Club - Neil Shusterman
The Silent Boy - Lois Lowry
Tracker - Gary Paulsen