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Battle of the Books team with their first place win

We want to congratulate the Battle of the Books Team 2019-2020 for taking first place in their cluster on Tuesday March 10. These wonderful 4th and 5th graders studied hard and worked together with confidence! We are so proud of all of you!!

  They will be heading to the finals on Friday March 13.

We want to wish them luck!!

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Published by Amanda Harter on March 11, 2020

        


Battle of the Books Club    stack of books
 
Coached by: Lorraine Schneider
Elementary Battle of the Books is a club for 4th and 5th graders who love to read.  Up to 12 students from the club will be selected to represent our school at the county-wide competition.  This competition consists of reading selected books.  Each child on the team will read for comprehension in order to be able to answer questions about the books.  This competition resembles a spelling bee in that the student is asked a question and then responds.  Students must fill out an application and take a title / author quiz to be accepted into the club.  Once in the club, students must read and complete assignments by due dates in order to remain in the club.  In January, the final team for competition is selected.  We usually compete in February or March.
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Published by Amanda Harter on September 3, 2019

        


  1. Go to the Destiny catalog at destiny.ccs.k12.nc.us
  2. Click New Century International Elementary School on the left of the page.
  3. Click the Catalog tab.
  4. Enter a subject of interest to your child.  If your child is interested in reading fiction, make sure to include the word “fiction” in the search window. For example, horses fiction would return fictional books about horses.
  5. Click the down arrow next to the picture of the little girl under the book.
  6. Enter your child’s AR level.
  7. Click the subject button.
  8. The results that are returned will all be within your child’s Accelerated Reader level.
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Published by Amanda Harter on August 1, 2019

        


Our school media center provides your child with easy visual access to books that are appropriate for
his or her Accelerated Reader level.  But how do you know whether the books you have at home are
included in the Accelerated Reader program?  The easiest and best way to tell is to use AR Book Finder.

AR Book Finder searches books by title and provides information regarding the book’s level
and the points earned for reading it.  Pay special attention to the “IL” or “interest level”.  Interest Level has to do with the suitability of the book for the child’s age.  For example,  The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan is a great book, but it is most suitable for students in grades 4-8.

If you have a younger student with a high reading level, using AR Book  /Finder will help you identify books that are challenging for your student yet appropriate to their age.

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Published by Amanda Harter on August 23, 2018

        


EBOB logo  Here is a link to the 2018-19 Battle of the Books List Click Here

 

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Published by Randy Mayo on March 16, 2018