Boys and Reading
7.8K views | +0 today
Follow
 
Scooped by Heather Stapleton
onto Boys and Reading
Scoop.it!

BEA 2013: The Boy Readers Are All Right

"What boys are reading and if boys are reading are perennial topics of conversation and sources of concern, but to hear three authors discuss the topic at the Writing Genre for Boys panel at BEA last Friday, maybe we don’t need to worry so much. The conversation drifted from what the participating authors – Jack Gantos, Jon Scieszka, and Kevin Emerson – read when they were kids to the way they use humor in their writing, “reluctant readers,” and the very idea of writing “for” boys (or girls) to begin with.

more...
David M. Daniel's curator insight, June 19, 2013 5:43 PM

This is a topic of some concern to me, though I'd like to see a version of this topic specifically on writing for queer youth.  In the mean time, I guess the consesus seems to be "Write well, and the readers will find it no matter what sort of underpants they were"

Boys and Reading
Tips, ideas and strategies to inspire more boys to read.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Heather Stapleton
Scoop.it!

Welcome

Welcome | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

Welcome to Boys and Reading! 

 

Tip: When searching for specific articles, click on the ‘Search in Topic’ icon located on the top right of the screen to filter by tag, eg parent resources; or enter a keyword(s) into the search box.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Stapleton
Scoop.it!

Reading For Pleasure Is One Of The Clearest Markers For Positive Attainment – But Is It Something We Can Teach?

Reading For Pleasure Is One Of The Clearest Markers For Positive Attainment – But Is It Something We Can Teach? | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
"7 steps to help you develop a love of literature in pupils"
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Stapleton
Scoop.it!

How to get reluctant readers reading

Cressida Cowell talks about how to get reluctant readers interested in reading. The How to Train Your Dragon author also gives personal tips and advice.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Stapleton
Scoop.it!

One Plus One: Andy Griffiths

One Plus One: Andy Griffiths | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
Children’s author Andy Griffiths has converted countless reluctant readers with his madcap storylines and subversive humour. And he makes no apologies to the parents and librarians who may disapprove.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Stapleton
Scoop.it!

Why reading books can help you become a better footballer

Why reading books can help you become a better footballer | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
Ahead of Euro 2016 kicking off on Friday, children’s author and keen footballer Danny Scott on why books should be part of every footballer’s training regime
Heather Stapleton's insight:
Importance of reading from a sporting perspective.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Stapleton
Scoop.it!

How To Get Kids Hooked On Books? 'Use Poetry. It Is A Surefire Way'

How To Get Kids Hooked On Books? 'Use Poetry. It Is A Surefire Way' | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
Newbery Medal-winning author Kwame Alexander's new effort is a novel about a 12-year-old boy named Nick, written in verse. He says poetry is one key to keeping kids invested in what they're reading.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Stapleton
Scoop.it!

Your son's hero: Captain Underpants

Captain Underpants is a controversial character.
One year he made it onto the Whitcoulls Top 100 Books for Kids list.
In the same year, the books also became some of the most-banned in US schools.
Like it or not, the series got young boys back into the library with the stories appealing to even the most reluctant of readers.
So how can a kid's book cause such a difference of opinion?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Stapleton
Scoop.it!

Shelve paperbacks in favour of E-books in schools? - BBC News

Shelve paperbacks in favour of E-books in schools? - BBC News | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
E-books are making a big difference to the reading habits of young children, particularly boys
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Stapleton
Scoop.it!

How We Created A Community of Readers

How We Created A Community of Readers | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"We are a community of readers.  It snuck up on us as it usually does.  Last week, as my students sat with their chosen reading adventures and I tried to figure out who to confer with, I noticed the silence "

Heather Stapleton's insight:

"Celebrate a culture of reading to show students how reading can enrich all of our lives." One of many excellent suggestions by Pernille.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Stapleton
Scoop.it!

On Being a Reluctant Reader

"When I was young, I hated reading. But with the help of a dedicated librarian, I discovered a Choose Your Own Adventure game book."

Heather Stapleton's insight:

4 minute talk by MetaWars author, Jeff Norton.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Stapleton
Scoop.it!

Meet the New National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Meet the New National Ambassador for Young People's Literature | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"How can adults get kids more interested in reading? It’s a question that librarians, booksellers, educators and parents have been grappling with for decades. Today, the Library of Congress made a powerful suggestion, in naming a graphic novelist the national ambassador for young people’s literature for the very first time. Get the kids some comics."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Stapleton
Scoop.it!

Establishing a Community of Readers by Brian Lawless

Establishing a Community of Readers by Brian Lawless | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
The more I read and reflected over the years, the more I determined that there are five essential elements of getting children excited about reading.  If these five elements are present and you are committed to upholding the integrity of each, the joy of reading will spread like wildfire.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Stapleton
Scoop.it!

Because I Read... - YouTube

As a part of our Open a World of Possible initiative, we asked kids to complete the sentence "Because I read, I...". We're so inspired by their answers!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Stapleton
Scoop.it!

A Culture of Reading 

A Culture of Reading  | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
"If silent reading is a waste of time in your school, maybe it’s a culture problem, not a kid or reading problem. And I would offer the following questions as thinking points – just something to consider:"
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Stapleton
Scoop.it!

Power of Reading from a Reluctant Teenager

"What can reading do for us? It can do things that you wouldn’t ever imagine, changing your life for good. Discover the benefits of trying to read at least one book."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Stapleton
Scoop.it!

Children prefer to read books on paper rather than screens

Children prefer to read books on paper rather than screens | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
Research shows that providing children with eReading devices can actually inhibit their reading.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Stapleton
Scoop.it!

Kids & Family Reading Report

"In late 2015, Scholastic, in conjunction with YouGov, conducted a survey to explore family attitudes and behaviours in Australia around reading books for fun. The key findings of this research, based on a nationally representative sample of 1,748 parents and children, including 358 parents of children aged 0–5; 695 parents of children aged 6–17; plus one child aged 6–17 from the same household, are as follows ..."

Heather Stapleton's insight:
Included in the key findings - "An overwhelming majority of kids aged 6–17 agree that their favourite books—and the ones they are most likely to finish—are the ones they pick out themselves".
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Stapleton
Scoop.it!

Reading for pleasure - a door to success

Reading for pleasure - a door to success | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
Evidence indicates reading for pleasure improves literacy, social skills, health and learning outcomes. It also gives people access to culture and heritage and empowers them to become active citizens, who can contribute to economic and social development.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Stapleton
Scoop.it!

How to inspire your teen to read

How to inspire your teen to read | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
" ... as kids get older and go to school, reading can be seen as work rather than fun -- and kids, especially teens, may stop reading for pleasure. Here are nine ways to get teens reading, either again or for the first time."
 
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Heather Stapleton from Creativity in the School Library
Scoop.it!

The Impact of Assigned Reading on Reading Pleasure in Young Adults

The Impact of Assigned Reading on Reading Pleasure in Young Adults | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

Stacy Creel writes: "Modeling reading, sharing books with students, and giving students opportunities to share their choices are instrumental components of encouraging reading. In the case of this research, self-selection had a significant effect on whether or not students enjoyed the books they read for school. Since most students have access to classroom and school libraries, it is important that these collections appeal to their reading interests and offer a variety of resources to support self-selection."

 


Via Mary Reilley Clark
more...
Margareta's curator insight, April 1, 2016 9:56 AM

Self-selection for reading is so critical in middle school. One of those children in the photo above was in my library yesterday, and was amazed that he could check out Unbroken for a reading project. "We just want you to read," his teacher and I told him. He was certain he could only read chapter books, after having that drummed into him in elementary school. Here's to a newly enthusiastic reader of narrative non-fiction! (And now that he knows what it's called, he'll have a much easier time finding what he likes in my library, a class library, or public library!)

Eric Coreas's curator insight, April 4, 2016 1:00 AM
In this article the writer talks about how students do better reading books they actually want to read instead of the ones they are assigned. Throughout the article the writer provides a lot of data that would be useful in a research topic like this one. I also agree with the writer about student reading what they want to read will make reading more fun and enjoyable. The writer’s audience would be school districts all over the country because students do not like getting assigned boring books to read. It ruins the purpose of reading if you do not want to read something you do not like. The writer’s main point would be that students should be allowed to read whatever they want so they can enjoy it. With this being said there would be more students reading as well. The website does not seem that credible but the information in this article can be useful for an essay.
nicole mcdonagh's curator insight, April 5, 2016 8:37 AM

Self-selection for reading is so critical in middle school. One of those children in the photo above was in my library yesterday, and was amazed that he could check out Unbroken for a reading project. "We just want you to read," his teacher and I told him. He was certain he could only read chapter books, after having that drummed into him in elementary school. Here's to a newly enthusiastic reader of narrative non-fiction! (And now that he knows what it's called, he'll have a much easier time finding what he likes in my library, a class library, or public library!)

Scooped by Heather Stapleton
Scoop.it!

Kids Tell Us: "Why I Read"

We asked kids why they read...and their answers are magical. Help #sharepossible as we Open a World of Possible: www.scholastic.com/worldofpossible
more...
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 23, 2016 12:21 PM
Children still read. Knowing what might motivate them is important.
Scooped by Heather Stapleton
Scoop.it!

Turning Pages: Why girls read often and widely and boys don't

Turning Pages: Why girls read often and widely and boys don't | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"In the literary world, the perception still stands that girls will read all books, but boys will only read books designed for boys, with plenty of monsters and explosions ...

Binks and children's writers Sally Rippin and Myke Bartlett were on a panel at the recent Melbourne Writers Festival, where they agreed that encouraging boys to read was more a question of breaking down gender stereotypes than putting out yet more action-packed books with boy heroes." [Article published September 10, 2015]



more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Stapleton
Scoop.it!

12 Ways to Nurture a Love of Reading

12 Ways to Nurture a Love of Reading | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

Nurturing a love for reading begins with providing reasons for reading and getting students excited about books.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Stapleton
Scoop.it!

Why we should all be reading aloud to children | Rebecca Bellingham - TEDxTalks

Why we should all be reading aloud to children | Rebecca Bellingham - TEDxTalks | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"Why should we keep reading aloud to kids even when they can already 'read on their own?' This talk demonstrates the magic of read aloud and reminds us all why reading aloud is so essential- at school and at home. This talk is for parents and teachers who want to teach comprehension and connect with kids in powerful ways." 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Stapleton
Scoop.it!

Ten Minutes a Day Could Change Everything. - YouTube

A young boy asks his dad to read to him. When he says no, what happens next spells out why everyone should take time to read together.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Stapleton
Scoop.it!

Harness the power of manga to get boys reading

Harness the power of manga to get boys reading | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
It is a common misconception that male students don’t like reading. Gareth Summers, head of English at Rushcliffe School in Nottinghamshire, explains how comics can be a great way to encourage engagement with literature
more...
No comment yet.