Ultimate Book Challenge

UBC: Ultimate Book Challenge 20192020

What is it?

UBC (formerly Battle of the Books) is a reading competition designed to improve reading and comprehension while also building enthusiasm for reading.  Students will compete individually and in teams to show their knowledge of 8 pre-selected books.  The UBC books are hand selected by Northwest ISD elementary librarians.
 
Who can compete?
 
Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade are eligible for the competition. Students must turn in their signed permission forms by the deadline (TBA).
 
When does it start?
 
Students will be given an introduction to the competition near the beginning of the school year.  Signup will begin in September, and practice during lunch begin in October. 
 
How will teams be formed?
 
In November, all participants who have read AT LEAST FOUR UBC books will take a quiz over ALL the books.  This is to give them exposure to the type of questions that they will see in the competition and allow them to make a decision of whether they are committed to continue reading and become a team member.  Students that choose to continue will be placed on a UBC team.  Teams will be made up of 4 to 6 students.
 
When is the school-wide battle?
 
In December, the student UBC teams at JES will compete against each other to determine our JES Champion UBC Team.
 
When is the district championship?
 
In February, our JES UBC championship team will compete against the other elementary school teams to declare a district winner.
 
What books are in the battle for the 2019-2020 school year?

UBC books

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Thank you to Beck ES library for the information about UBC.