• Battle of the Books 2022-2023


    Vision: Support the development of future-ready readers, thinkers, innovators, inquirers, and collaborators. To inspire and support "Strive 2025," TSD's Strategic Plan.

    Please use this email to connect with us regarding interest in Battle of the Books.   jo.conlon@tsd.org  or call Jo office # 970-613-5169  

    Students are preparing for the 2022-2023 Battle of the Books (BOB).  Our battles will be virtual using Google Meets, and in person please contact your school's BOB Coach for information regarding the date, time, and location during the school year.  

    Volunteers are a key part of the success of the Battle of the Books.  We sincerely appreciate each BOB volunteer!  Thompson volunteer information is available on VITAL Volunteers in Thompson Assisting Learners (LINK)

     Job Descriptions: 

    • Team Coach - per campus, one coach per team.  Coach training will be offered in August and October.  Students can start reading books listed for their grade level next year.  
    • The reader will read each question to the team during a battle.   A team has 30 seconds to answer a question.

    • The timer starts timing (30 seconds) after the Q is read...AND says "10 seconds" when there are only 10 seconds left on the stopwatch.   If the team asks for a Q to be reread... the timer starts over. 

    • The scorer keeps a tally of points earned per question per team. 

    • The judge makes the final decision during a battle. 

      The reader, timer, scorer, and judge will be given the questions and/or answers thirty minutes before each battle.  These documents will be kept confidential at all times.

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