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Boys Literacy - Engaging Boys in Reading

"A boy's mind is full of thoughts about race cars, video games, sports, technology, and social networking -- so how do you get them focused on literacy?"

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Get Reading! 2012 Animation

"For more information on Get Reading! 2012 please visit www.getreading.com.au!"

 

An excellent animated video promoting reading.

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Storytime Online | World Book Day

Storytime Online | World Book Day | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
Try this site to get even the most reluctant readers interested in stories.

 

Listen and watch videos of popular YA authors read from their books  -  Stories for children aged 11 + (left sidebar)

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Changing the way kids look at the world, one book at a time

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"As a mother, what struck me most was just how passionate these kids are about reading. Several of them told me they’d never read an entire book or a series of books before Percy Jackson came into their lives." - Rock Center correspondent, Kate Snow, writes about her interview with Rick Riordan and the popularity of the Percy Jackson series.  Kate Snow's full report can be viewed  below in "The Gift".

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Books that Hook Reluctant Readers

"This month's TVOParents book club explores reluctant readers. Do boys struggle more than girls? Can potty humour engage disengaged readers? Our panel will discuss the issue and recommend good book choices for picky readers."

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Helping Reluctant Readers

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Reading is the basic foundation on which academic skills are built. The earlier children start reading, the better they tend to do in school.
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Who says the kids won't read? Popular columnist finds a niche writing for young adults

Who says the kids won't read? Popular columnist finds a niche writing for young adults | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"Author Mike Lupica on getting children to read (video)

 Sports reporter Mike Lupica says he loves writing for children,and finds they love to read once engaged."

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Engaging Boys in Literacy

"Boys need a sense of purpose in order to engage with what they do. Give them an audience, create real ‘wow’ moments and help develop a love of fiction. Gary Wilson explores some practical ways in which you can help to engage boys."

 

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New link for this video is https://global.oup.com/education/searchresults?search_input=engaging+boys+in+literacy++video+&region=international#

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, February 27, 2013 6:13 AM
This is a great article.
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 1, 2013 12:02 PM

Boys love book club!  Teaching wilderness skills by reading Swiss Family Robinson!  

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Tips to help boys

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Let's Talk - BOYS

Video response to Andrew Smith's discussion on books for boys, written by boys with a boy main character. Topic Discussion Video: http://www.youtube.com/watc...

 

An interesting discussion in the comments section too. It would be great to see more boys represented in the YA book blogosphere.

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Barton backs young readers scheme

"Liverpool-born football bad boy Joey Barton has spoken about his love of reading in a bid to inspire a similar enthusiasm in school children..."

 

"Our research shows that a quarter of boys (28.3%) say that a sports person could inspire them to read. So getting footballers on board gives us a new and powerful strategy to get boys reading."

 

Premier League Reading Stars site (includes videos) : http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/premier_league_reading_stars

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The Gift: 'Percy Jackson' author reveals genesis of novels

The Gift: 'Percy Jackson' author reveals genesis of novels | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
Video on msnbc.com: Author Rick Riordan has enchanted readers of all ages with his tales centered around the ancient worlds of Greece, Rome and Egypt. 

 

Kate Snow talks with Rick Riordan on the popularity of his Percy Jackson series, especially with reluctant readers.  Rick discusses how the series evolved. (Full Report)

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Nooks encourage students' reading at three Florence schools

Nooks encourage students' reading at three Florence schools | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
Reading is getting much more popular at North Vista Elementary School this year as students have the opportunity to use one of the 30 Nooks at the school.
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Richard Paul Evans on MICHAEL VEY: The Prisoner of Cell 25

Richard Paul Evans discusses his bestselling YA novel, MICHAEL VEY. Find out the authors personal connection with the main character, a young boy with Tourette's syndrome.
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Comics are Good | Teachers TV

Comics are Good | Teachers TV | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"Jon Scieszka, the best selling American children's writer and US ambassador for children's literature, talks with experts about the importance of comics and graphic novels..."

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