Tricia Slechta, Media Integration Specialist
Congratulations and thank you to all of the students and teams who participated in Great Prairie Area Education Agency’s Battle of the Books on April 10!
The Mediapolis Page Turners pictured above won first place at the first area Elementary Battle of the Books competition sponsored by Great Prairie Area Education Agency. The Page Turners are pictured with Scott Slechta the Iowa Teacher of the Year.
The Untouchables (Waco) and Awesome Squad (Fort Madison) tied for second place.
Third place went to the Reading Warriors (Wapello).
To advance to the final round of four, teams had to first take a written exam composed of 60 questions; teams had 60 minutes to answer all the questions. While the questions were checked by a group of volunteers students participated in a question/answer session with local author Carol Gorman. Once the top four teams were announced the four teams engaged in an oral round robin format of 60 questions.
The winners of the first Middle School area Battle of the Books competition are the Reading Rock Stars (Edward Stone, Burlington).
Under the Cover-Bibliophiles (Oskaloosa) and Book Hounds (Fort Madison) tied for second place.
Peculiar Readers (Central Lee) was the third place finisher.
Teams also received spirit awards for designing team t-shirts or dressing in the spirit of their name.