Thursday, April 9, 2015

2015 Mock BOB Round 2 is Done


The following books will be competing in Round 3:





Battle 1:
Children of the King by Sonya Hartnett     16    55.2%
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander         13    44.8%








Children of the King will go up against Grasshopper Jungle




Battle 2:
El Deafo by Cece Bell                             10      34.5%
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith   19      65.5%



 





Battle 3:
Poisoned Apples by Christine Hepperman 19    65.5%
The Story of Owen by E. K. Johnston           9    31%









Poisoned Apples will go up against We Were Liars




Battle 4:
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki    9    31%
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart                                         20    69%


Unfortunately, Round 2 voting fell during spring break. I was happy to get 29 votes, but I was really hoping for closer to 45. I gave the students an extra two days after our return from break to vote, but I still could not get the numbers up. I think that the SLJ Battle Commander picked great books, but I don't think that they had as much kid appeal as the books in the 2014 BOB. That is just my opinion, but in terms of students checking out books in the 2015 BOB. The books that have been checked out multiple times are El Deafo, Poisoned Apples, This One Summer, and We Were Liars.

I have not decided yet how I will broadcast the books for voting in Round 3. I know that I have students who have read every book in that round except, Children of the King. I would really like having the students record an audio with their recommendations for each of the books so that I can insert it into a video. We did that using the Tellagami app last year. It would be fun to do that again this year. I may ask someone who is a fast reader to read Children of the King so that they can be it's champion. When we get to Round 4, we will be adding El Deafo that was selected by SLJ to rise from the undead. 

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