Moore, Rice Named Tyler ISD’s Rose City Book Battle Champs

Moore MST Magnet School and Rice Elementary School are Rose City Book Battle Champs! Teams of students from every Tyler ISD middle and elementary school worked together to answer a series of trivia questions about a specific list of eight books they have read over the school year. The teams who answered the most questions correctly were named Book Battle Champs.

The eight titles for both middle and elementary school divisions all centered around the theme of “courage.” A Boulter Middle School student said she enjoyed the book Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson most because she felt the story could really happen in life. “I thought the story was really inspiring because the character achieved her goals, and we can achieve ours too,” she said.

The team from Orr Elementary School all agreed that they liked the book, The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate best because it tells the story’s adventure from a dog’s perspective. In the story, the dog named “Bob” helps two friends in need.

Each team logged into a Microsoft conference call where a moderator asked each trivia question. Then, the teams submitted their answers to the questions using the app PollEverywhere.

“Our first Book Battle was a great success,” Thurndotte Ray, Tyler ISD technology innovation specialist, said. “Like most things this school year, we adapted the competition to operate in a virtual format instead of an in-person format like we had originally planned. Our students and staff still enjoyed the process and are looking forward to next year’s battle.”