Welcome to the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl (HRRB) Page!
How did it start?
Several Years ago Mrs. Helen Ruffin,a very dynamic and innovative person was
the library media specialist at Sky Haven Elementary School in DeKalb County,
Georgia. Mrs. Ruffin created a unique reading competition
in game format using the award nominees. It was called the Reading Bowl.
Her vision was to have teams comprised of students from different schools
compete to test their knowledge of the selected books. She shared this vision
with her colleagues. They embraced her idea and pressed forward.
When does it happen?
Today, the Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl is open to students in
grades four through twelve across the state. The competition will take place
on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Osborne High School.
What books do we use?
The Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl will only use the original 20
titles on the Georgia Book Awards Nominees list and the 20 titles on the Ga.
Peach Teen Book Award Nominees list. There are 16 titles for the elementary
students and all twenty titles from the GBA will be used for middle school
What is HRRB like at Brown Elementary School?
A selected group of students from 4th and 5th grade meet every week with a
team of teachers. These students choose books to read and become experts on,
they create questions and work on vocabulary skills, and quiz each other and
discuss what they have read. They then compete against each other using a