Reading World Updates

  • March Madness: A Tournament of Books (Champioship Round!)

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 4/17/2018

    bracket Help choose the most popular book at Eastwood Middle School! You can pick up your bracket and the books in the library.

    This is it! This ballot is to choose Eastwood's favorite book!. Voting in this round is open April 17-23. You need only have read at least one of the books to vote. Books are available for checkout in the library. We need your vote! May the best book win!

    https://goo.gl/forms/YxyTFRxbKHOJE0C43

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  • March Madness: A Tournament of Books

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 4/17/2018

    Here is the current bracket.  May the best book win!  (larger version)

    bracket

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  • March Madness: A Tournament of Books

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 4/5/2018

    Here is the current bracket.  May the best book win!  (larger version)

     

    March Madness Tournament Bracket

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  • March Madness: A Tournament of Books - Final 4!

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 4/5/2018
    Final 4 Help choose the most popular book at Eastwood Middle School!  You can pick up your bracket and the books in the library.  
     
    This ballot is to choose the Championship Bracket!  Voting is open April 5-12.  You need only have read at least one of the books in a match-up to vote.  Books are available for checkout in the library.  We need your vote!  May the best book win!
     
     
    Email or drop by the library if you have questions.
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  • March Madness: A Tournament of Books

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 3/26/2018

    Here is the current bracket.  May the best book win!  (larger version)

    March Madness Bracket

     

    Vote here through April 3!

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  • March Madness: A Tournament of Books - Elite 8!

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 3/23/2018

    Elite 8 This ballot is to choose the Final 4 books. Voting is open March 23-April 3. You need only have read at least one of the books in a match-up to vote. Books are available for checkout in the library. We need your vote! May the best book win!

    Email or drop by the library if you have questions.

    https://goo.gl/forms/oNeCfGbueGt3jkgD2

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  • Barnes & Noble In-Store Book Fair March 24-31

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 3/9/2018

    Barnes & Noble Book Fair

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  • March Book Madness: A Tournament of Books

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 3/5/2018

    March Book Madness It's our first annual March Book Madness: a Tournament of Books! I took the most-read 16 books at EMS this year and put them in the brackets. It's up to you, EMS students, to determine which books move forward. Pick up your bracket in the library, complete and return it by Friday, March 9, and correct guesses will receive prizes!

     
    This ballot is to choose the Elite 8 books.  Voting is open March 5-16.  You need only have read at least one of the books in a match-up to vote.  Books are available for checkout in the library.  We need your vote!  May the best book win!
     
    Email or drop by the library if you have questions.
     
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  • EMS Battle of the Books Victory

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 2/28/2018

    Battle of the Books I can't even begin to express how proud I am of these students and their hard work studying for Battle of the Books! Way to go TCS BOB champs!

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  • Battle of the Books February 28!

    Posted by Heather Overstreet on 2/5/2018

    Battle of the Books

    The Tuscaloosa City Schools will hold its middle school Battle of the Books competition on Wednesday, February 28 at TCTA. Competition will begin by 9 AM and conclude with an awards presentation at approximately 1:30 PM. TCS middle school teams, comprised of students from Eastwood, Alberta, Rock Quarry, University Place, Tuscaloosa Magnet, and Westlawn will participate in the event.

    A local librarian started Battle of the Books (BOB) in Tuscaloosa County 10 years ago.  Initially, the competition was a county school event, and city schools joined shortly after its start. The competition has grown considerably over the years, and this has resulted in this year’s planning of two separate events for the city and county. Each school system will have a school district level competition in February, and the winning teams from those events will advance to a City/County tournament to be held in late March.

    Battle of the Books follows the question/answer format of a traditional Scholastic Bowl. To prepare each year, students read a collection of eight books selected by a committee of librarians.  Students read to familiarize themselves with the events, themes, characters, and details of each book, and then study and practice with their teams in anticipation of the BOB competition.

    Local press, board members and parents of participating students are invited to attend the event.  

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