2017-2018 Ultimate Book Challenge

Ultimate Book Challenge 2017-2018
(Formerly Battle of the Books)

UBC ​

Sign up open until Friday, September 29, 2017
Sign up is closed for the 2017-2018 school year.

Ultimate Book Challenge (UBC) Buncee (includes book trailers on 2nd page):



What is it?

Ultimate Book Challenge 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 10 pre-selected books.  
 
Who can compete?
 
Students in 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade are eligible for the challenge.
 
When does it start?
 
Students will be given an introduction to the challenge during the week of September 11-15, 2017.  Students can sign up through Friday, September 29, 2017.
 
How will teams be formed?
 
In November (November 14-16), all participants who have read AT LEAST THREE UBC books will take a quiz over the ALL the books.  This gives students 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 6 students (multi and single grade level teams). 
 
When is the school-wide challenge?
 
In December, the student UBC teams at Roanoke will compete against each other to determine our Roanoke UBC Team.
 
When is the district challenge?
 
On February 13,  2018, our Roanoke UBC team will compete against the other elementary schools' UBC teams to declare a district winner.
 
What books are in the challenge?
 

 

Title

Author

1

Crenshaw

Katherine Applegate

2

Soar

Joan Bauer

3

Circus Mirandus

Cassie Beasley

4

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Judy Blume

5

The Last Kids on Earth

Max Brallier 
and 
Douglas Holdate

6

Shelter Dogs

Peg Kehret

7

Dying to Meet You

Kate Klise

8

Skinnybones

Barbara Park

9

The Bad Beginning

Lemony Snicket

10

Hamster Princess:  
Harriet the Invincible

Ursula Vernon