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Battle of the Books

Dear Fourth and Fifth Grade Parents,                                                  

Our school is once again offering a club for 4th and 5th graders.  The Battle of the Books Literacy Club is designed to encourage:

  • Reading quality literature.
  • Reading over the summer months and in their leisure time during the school year (some students got a jump on reading over the summer).
  • Reading for information as well as pleasure.

Fourth and fifth grade students of all reading levels are invited to participate.  Students will be asked to read at least seven titles from the attached book list.  Many of the books are award-winning pieces of literature.  All of the books are available for check out from the Aurora Public Library System, Cherry Creek School District media, as well as CCSD Overdrive (audio and eBooks).  We will also have books available here at Summit.

Students will participate in 16 book studies/book club sessions.  The meeting schedule is attached.  During the book studies, participating students will work collaboratively to discuss the books and respond to questions about plot, characters, setting and theme.  Time to read the books will also be provided.  Regular attendance at the Battle of the Book Club meetings is expected.  Our school battle will be held on Thursday, January 26th at 3:45 p.m. in the Summit library (more details forthcoming). The winning team will go on to the district battle, which will take place during the first two weeks in February (date TBD).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.



Erin Fossen                                                                


Kristyn Calderaro


Battle of the Books Permission Slip

The Battle of the Books Club will hold its meetings on the following Monday mornings from 8:00-8:45 in Mrs. Calderaro's Room (G.T. Room):

            September 19, 26                                    December 5, 12

            October 3, 17, 31                                    January 9, 23, 30

            November 7, 14, 21, 28                           February 6, 13                                    

For our Summit grand finale, a Battle of the Books school competition will take place on Thursday January 26th at 3:45 p.m. in the Summit library.  Parents are invited to attend.  Winners of the Summit Battle will go on to the District Battle (date has not been determined yet, but will be sometime during the first two weeks of February). 

Appropriate student behavior is expected and is to be maintained on a consistent basis. If you commit to this club, please be sure you can attend all sessions (illnesses are excusable). Students who are unable to meet these expectations will be excused from the club.  Please return the completed permission slip below by September 15th to Mrs. Fossen.  Thank you!


By completing and returning this permission slip, I am giving my child permission to participate in the Battle of the Books Club.

Student Name ________________________________

Homebase Teacher ____________________________

Date ________________________________________

Parent Signature____________________________________________________

Parent Email_______________________________________________________

In the event that you need to be contacted, please list below several phone numbers that you can be reached:


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