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Sunshine State Book Battle

You could earn one or more of the following brag tags for participating in our book battles!

Every participant will get the “I Battled!” brag tag.

The top 4 students from each VES book battle will get the Super Reader shield brag tag.

The top 4 of the “top 4 vs. staff” battles will get the Super Reader circle brag tag. If our 3rd-5th grade top 4 participate in a “school vs. school” battle, they will get this brag tag if they earn 1st place as a team against the other schools.

How the Sunshine State Jr. Book Battle for the K-2 grade books works:
  • Any kindergartener, 1st grader, or 2nd grader who reads all 15 SSYRA Jr. books and passes the quizzes with a score of 4 or higher by the spring due date (TBD-To Be Determined)  will qualify for the spring book battle.
  • Everyone who qualifies for the book battle will appear on this Shout-out page and will receive an invitation to the spring book battle.
  • On the day of the book battle, all invited participants will be called down to the media center at the time of the battle.
  • All participants will battle in a live Kahoot consisting of 1-3 multiple-choice questions for each of the books.
  • The top 4 finishers will go on to battle at a date and time TBD against 4 staff members who also read all 15 SSYRA Jr. books.
  • All participants will receive an “I Battled” brag tag. The top 4 finishers of the first book battle will receive the Super Reader shield brag tag. The top 4 finishers of the Staff vs. Top 4 competition will receive the large circle Super Reader brag tag.

Click this Poster to see a Close-up of the Sunshine State Jr. Spring Book Battle Books:


The following students qualified for the Sunshine State Jr. Book Battle in the spring! (Click a picture and scroll left and right, or click previous and next pages to see all the students in random order.)

How the Sunshine State Book Battle for the 3rd-5th grade books works:
  • We have two book battles per school year. The December Book Battle was held on Thursday, December 16th. The second battle will be in April or May. Keep checking back here for the confirmed spring date.
  • All grade levels are eligible, but only students who read and pass the Sunshine State quiz on your MyLearning 2021-2022 SSYRA course with a score of 8 or higher for at least FOUR of the below seven books participated in the December Book Battle. The remaining eight Sunshine State 3rd-5th grade books will be in the spring book battle. More details about that battle will be listed here in the 3rd quarter. 
  • Everyone who qualifies for a book battle will appear on this Shout-out page and will receive an invitation to that book battle.
  • On the day of the book battle, all invited participants will be called down to the Media Center at the time of the battle.
  • All participants will battle in a live Kahoot consisting of 2-3 multiple-choice questions for each of the books (so although not all of the  books are required to qualify for the book battles, those who read all of the books will have the potential to get a higher score during the Kahoot.)
  • All participants in the VES battles will receive an “I Battled” brag tag. The top 4 finishers will received the Super Reader shield brag tag.

SCROLL THROUGH THE PICTURES BELOW TO SEE ALL 8 SPRING BOOK BATTLE TITLES. TO QUALIFY FOR THE SPRING BOOK BATTLE, STUDENTS MUST READ AND PASS AT LEAST 5 OF THE 8 SPRING BOOK BATTLE BOOKS. 

The following students qualified for the 3rd-5th Sunshine State December Book Battle and pictures from the December Book Battle! (Click a picture and scroll left and right, or click previous and next pages to see all the students in random order.)

Click each link below to learn more about that topic: