Throughout the year, Wileman Elementary School students have been participating in the statewide “Battle of the Books.”
The statewide Battle of the Books program is designed to promote a love of reading among students. It encourages students to read a variety of books and remember information about the plots, characters, and settings of the books. Every question asked in a battle is answered by the title and author of the book and takes the form of: Name the book in which a horse and a boy are stranded on an island. It is a fun, academic-based competition that has been very successful in school district’s throughout the state in encouraging students to read.
A Battle of the Books team may consist of two to four members and each individual school decides on how to create their team. A team may consist of four students from one grade level or perhaps a combination of grade levels.
The Battle consists of 25 questions that are answered by providing the title and author of the book. Ten points are awarded for the correct title and five points for the correct author. Titles and authors must be stated in full as listed on the Battle website when answering the test questions in February. No points will be given for a partial title or if only the last name of the author is listed.
Participating schools can send one team on to a state competition.
Wileman Elementary School had seven teams competing in the battle this year:
- Katelynn Riviere, Mikayla Moralez, Amy Beals, Collette Riviere
- Joseph Skilling, Ethan Ringelstetter, Tyler DuBois, Alyssa Rakowski
- Elizabeth Sirkman, Dakota West, Lindsay VanDeBogert, Tori Rhone
- Alyssa Sanders, Marie Ksycki, Nika Weyrough, Kate Pehkonen
- Shea Walsh, Tiffany Koch, Hope Childers, Emily Schultz
- Yovany Fonseca, Joseph Gonzales, Oliver Hetzel
- Kevin Gallegos, Alex Banda, Audriana Valadez
During the week of February 20th the team of Katelynn Riviere, Mikayla Moralez, Amy Beals, and Collette Riviere met in the computer labto take a statewide test that will be used to compete with other schools and students from throughout Wisconsin.
Congratulations to the state competitors and all of the Wileman Elementary School Battle of the Books participants.