Increased listening skills
The program also fosters reading from a variety of literary genres. It promotes cooperation, school pride, shared-knowledge, social skills. Battle of the Books enhances the relationship between parents, teachers, and students through the shared reading experience. It bridges the student connection between the school, the home and libraries. The Battle of the Book program, are a natural accommodation for TAG students. It is also appropriate for students of varying learning abilities.
The "question asking" format that is integral to the Battle of the Books program which is a research-based strategy to improve reading comprehension in students as indicated in the Report of the National Reading Panel in 1998 and in numerous subsequent reading studies.
At Myers Elementary, third, fourth
and fifth grade students may compete in the
Oregon Battle of the
Books competitions which include sixteen books. The schedule for
competitions will be posted in January when the "battles" begin. Parents
are always welcome to attend.
Questions about Battle of the Books contact: Ms.Orand.
Oregon Battle of the Books is also open to 9th-12th grade students. Find the participating school who is closest to you.
Morgan's team competed in the Region 2 Tournament in Woodburn on March 8th placing 11 of more than fifty teams.
Battle of the Books #1 Team 2012-2013
Myers Oregon Battle of the Books #1 Team 2011-2012
Congratulations to Myers Championship Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) team . After competing in multiple competitions in Corvallis at the Regional OBOB Tournament, their team placed fourth of forty teams from Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties.
Fourth Grade Boys compete in the
Myers School Oregon Battle of the Books Championship team . The boys were one of
2009 OBOB Regional Competition
Myers OBOB team was one of forty nine teams from schools in six counties competing in the OBOB Regional II Competition Saturday, March 14th, 2009 at McMinnville High School, McMinnville Oregon. Team Captain Liana S., with Kylie, Spokesperson Kelsie M., and Gabe H., answered question after question correctly to win the first round of competition and continue on to single elimination rounds. At the end the second single elimination round, Myers team's lost with a tie breaker question. Congratulations girls on a job well done.