Renton schools celebrate literacy month with Battle of the Books

District fourth- and fifth-grade students are gearing up for the 2014 Battle of the Books competition, a trivia-like game based on the events, characters and other story elements of 16 books selected by school librarians.

Battle of the Books allows students to read great stories and then compete to show their understanding of the books read during library time.

Throughout March, students form together in classroom teams of three or four students, working together as a team to read all 16 books, and discuss the characters, events and deeper meaning of the material.

Individual school competitions take place throughout March and the final district battle is held at Hazen High School on April 3.

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