Battle of the Books
Alief Battle of the Books is a district level competition that encourages student reading and teamwork. Students read from a selected list of books for an allotted period of time and then compete against other teams to demonstrate knowledge of titles and authors. Chancellor students compete in Battle of the Books in 4th grade.
Students read from a variety of genres. Books from the grade appropriate list are from a range of levels allowing most students to participate. Students work as teams so that no student is required to read the entire list of titles, though some may.