"Supports for teacher teams to conduct inquiry into teaching and assessment strategies and classroom practice for improving boys' literacy achievement. The resources are designed to help teachers make a positive impact on the learning environment and the reading experience for all students."
Includes video "Read Anything Good Lately? Boys, Books and Reading" - middle-school boys discussing books and their reading preferences.
"It's not that boys can't read, they just don't. Study after study reveals that boys read less than girls. And according to the U.S. Department of Education, school-age boys tend to read a grade and a half lower than girls. How can librarians get guys to turn the page? For starters, we need to move beyond our traditional "here's a book you're going to love" approach. That strategy may work fine with some kids, but it's a tough sell to most boys."
Article originally posted 08/01/2004 but still relevant.
Older readers might enjoy Sherman Alexie's tragi-comic The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (just be aware that the narrator is a very realistic teen-age boy). You don't have to be a reluctant reader to appreciate a ...
Reading is a tremendously appealing, satisfying activity, and children will become hooked once the adults in their lives consistently build it into their daily schedules. The key is getting children started.
"Walter Dean Myers, the author of "Fallen Angels," "Sunrise Over Fallujah," Monster," "Hoops" and other hard-hitting novels for youth, has been named the new national ambassador for children's literature. He succeeds Katherine Paterson ("A Bridge to Terabithia"), who had served in the spot since 2010."
@ALALibrary posts a list of books for reluctant young adult readers every year. The nominations for 2012 are up!
"The Quick Picks list, presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting suggests books that teens, ages 12-18, will pick up on their own and read for pleasure; it is geared to the teenager who, for whatever reason, does not like to read."
AdLit.org's booklists are prepared by our literature advisors and are chosen to engage reluctant or struggling readers. Browse our lists below for history, mystery, fantasy, nonfiction, short stories, poetry, and more. Sometimes it just takes one great book to turn a kid into a reader!
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