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Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
 
In 1985 Helen Ruffin, a media specialist from Dekalb County, began a game format competition so students from different schools had the opportunity to compete to test their knowledge of books nominated from the Georgia Children's Book Award program.  This competition is designed to inspire and encourage students to read.  This year marks the 14th annual county wide competition.  It will take place on January 26, 2013 and Kimberly students are participating.  Mrs. Bryant, a fifth grade teacher has a group of eager 5th grade students (5 competitors and 5 alternates) who have begun reading and preparing for the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl. Good luck to our Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl students!  We are cheering for you!  
 
Each student is responsible for reading the assigned books and participating in a discussion and practice quiz for each book.  The following books are included in this year's competition:
 
Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Bloomsbury by Eleanor Davis
My Life in Pink & Green by Lisa Greenwald
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm
Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Shang
Close to Famous by Joan Bauer
Wild Things by Clay Carmichael
Crunch by Leslie Connor
Dark Life by Kat Falls
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald
Limit by Kristen Landon
Ashes by Kathryn Lasky
Hero by Mike Lupica
Fish by Gregory Mone
Ninth Ward by Jewel Rhodes
Milo by Alan Silberberg
Luck of the Buttons by Anne Ylvisaker 
 
Books we have already read. 
 
Activities for each chapter:  Students are to identify characters introduced in each chapter, new vocabulary, and summarize the events in the chapter.  
 
Congratulations to our Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl participants.  We are so proud of your accomplishments!  We look forward to hearing good things about you next year in middle school! 
Attention rising 4th & 5th graders - we need you for our Reading Bowl Team next year!