battle of the books - indiana

Calendar


Important Deadlines

Full Calendar
  • Aug/Sept: Announce Battle of the Books tournament during elementary open houses
  • August 12, 2016:
    • Teams may begin to conduct meetings and practices formally or informally
  • Aug/Sept: “Release” book lists to interested students
  • Oct. 15th, 2016: 
    • Team registration & $20 fee due. 
Send registration form and cash or checks to:

Indiana Battle of the Books
P.O. Box 1382 
Newburgh, IN 47629-1382

Make checks out to Indiana Battle of the Books.

  • Oct-March: 
    • Hold practice sessions
    • Work with team (coaches and students) to write questions for tournament battles
    • Submit questions using the online form
    • Develop strategies for tournament battles. 
    • Read and practice!
    • Conduct mock battles and review rules and scoring
    • Arrange for transportation to B.O.B. tournament
    • *Send home permission slips for B.O.B. tournament if required
  • Dec-Jan:  
    • Send suggestions for 2017-18 book list (due December 31, 2016)
    • Create 2018 book list
    • Release 2018 book list to librarians and coaches
  • Feb. 18th, 2017: 
    • deadline for submitting questions for 2017 battles
    • deadline for submitting t-shirt ideas
  • March 6th, 2017: 
    • Submit team roster online.
  • April 6th, 2017: 
    • 1st day of the competition
  • April 7th, 2017: 
    • 2nd day of the competition, Parade of Readers, and Readers Celebration