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Fernbank Elementary Reading Bowl Club 2015-16

Fernbank Elementary 2016 Reading Bowl Club

Essential Information

Faculty Coaches:  Alicia Jacobs (Teacher-Librarian), April Poindexter (Instructional Support Specialist), Ruth Haas (5th teacher), Becky Vaughan (1st grade teacher)
Open to 4th and 5th Graders! 

DEADLINE for turning in permission form: October 14

Reading Bowl Club for 2016 
  1. Monthly meetings on first Tuesdays.... Oct, Nov, December
  2. Borrow or buy the 17 Reading Bowl books, read, enjoy, share online via Edmodo! 
  3. Tryouts for Competition Team are in December (see below for more info). Club members should only try out if they truly like competition and if they have ready and are knowledgable about most of the books.

What is the Competition Team?
Every year, DCSD hosts the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl According to the HRRB rules, only 5 students at a time may represent the school team during each competition round. Fernbank Coaches use tryouts in December to select somewhere from 6-8 students to be on our Competition Team. Tryouts consist of a written test featuring one quiz-type question about each of the books, and a session of verbal quiz questions using buzzers (buzzer quiz practice will be held during club meetings prior to the tryouts). Criteria to be selected for the Competition Team also includes-- Independent, consistent, enthusiastic participation in the online Edmodo essay questions, etc; Reading all or most of the books; Attendance at monthly mtgs; Demonstrating polite and postive behavior at meetings; Demonstrating ablility to work as a member of a team. Try Outs will be held in December, date TBA!

Competition Team will compete at the DeKalb Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl in late January.

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