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Books boys can't resist

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Additional hints for getting boys to read...
Of all the conference speakers, Danny Brassell offered some of the most concrete strategies to engage boy readers with his “Ten Ways to Get Boys Reading.” Brassell, a former teacher and administrator and a professor in the Teacher Education...

 

Danny Brassel also wrote the post "Avoiding the Summer Slide" featured in an earlier scoop.


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Why Students Don't Read What is Assigned in Class

Interesting video of a college class who read for the semester based on personal choice vs the required reading they DIDN'T do in high school. (Short answer - they read heaps when given choice.) This is a great starting place to consider how high school English could better develop readers AND teach English concepts as well.


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Winning the reading war

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"At school, reading books usually meant reading about characters I didn’t care about in situations that didn’t ignite my imagination. At home, my Dad tried to bribe me, offering an allowance based on a nightly page-count. He shared his childhood favourites like The Hardy Boys and the Tom Swift novels in an effort to inspire me through a type of intergenerational book club. I rarely made it past the first chapter of those books. They simply could not compete with the mythology and immersive worlds of the "Star Wars" films or even the "Transformers" television show.
But fortunately I did find my way into reading, and I can still clearly remember the two inflection points that fueled my transformation."

(The third factor implicit in this article is being given the opportunity to choose for oneself!)


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Reading: The Core Skill:Every Child, Every Day

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Here, we outline six elements of instruction that every child should experience every day. Each of these elements can be implemented in any district and any school, with any curriculum or set of materials, and without additional funds. All that's necessary is for adults to make the decision to do it.


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Jordan Brown: Writing for Boys

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"If a boy is told that reading a graphic novel isn't real reading--if reading is seen as work or punishment--who's going to start to think of something as enjoyment. If boys don't develop a love of reading, they're not going to get to any of those other books that people want them to read."


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This is a must read.....Michael Rosen: Reading for Pleasure Conference - first impressions

This is a must read.....Michael Rosen: Reading for Pleasure Conference - first impressions | Answers | Scoop.it

Michael Rosen gives wise commentary on some of the issues raised at this conference.
"... if you connect a reading for enjoyment programme across a whole school, connecting it to sheer volume of reading AND to rewards and awards decided by the authority of the school - no matter how kind or well-meaning - then the emphasis in the children's minds will not be on the two key aspects of reading that, I would say, would impact on writing: a) personal unravelling of meaning through silent reading b) open-ended, unrewarded, ungraded talk."


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Why Students Don't Read What is Assigned in Class

Duh!!

Interesting video of a college class who read for the semester based on personal choice vs the required reading they DIDN'T do in high school. (Short answer - they read heaps when given choice.) This is a great starting place to consider how high school English could better develop readers AND teach English concepts as well.


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