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Common-Sense Strategies to Turn Your Kids (Especially Boys) into Voracious Readers

Common-Sense Strategies to Turn Your Kids (Especially Boys) into Voracious Readers | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
The issue of children and reading is always a hot topic among parents, a source of pride for some and a chafing point for others.Finally some commonsense advice!
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Boys' Literacy

"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.

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Why Johnny Won't Read

Why Johnny Won't Read | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"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.

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Boys' book club raises students' reading, academic prospects

Boys' book club raises students' reading, academic prospects | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"Just after 7 a.m. and barely a few bites into their doughnuts, the members of an Eastview High book club already had launched into a lively discussion of character motivation."

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How do we get boys to join our school reading club?

How do we get boys to join our school reading club? | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
Try tempting them with books they might like - Charlie Higson and Darren Shan are always popular.
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Book Recomendations for 13-Year-Old Boy Avid Reader: Action Fantasy Adventure and Realistic Fiction

Book Recomendations for 13-Year-Old Boy Avid Reader: Action Fantasy Adventure and Realistic Fiction | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
Book recommendations for an avid 13-year-old boy reader who likes fantasy adventure along the lines of Rick Riordan, Anthony Horovitz, Robert Muchamore, and Patrick Ness.
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Holiday Book Gifts | Hillview Library

Holiday Book Gifts | Hillview Library | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
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 ...
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Top 10 Resources on Reading Motivation

Top 10 Resources on Reading Motivation | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
Keeping kids interested and motivated to read is sometimes a challenge.
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Kindles Attract Reluctant Readers at CT Elementary School — The Digital Shift

Ebook devices attract reluctant readers at elementary school.
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Giving Boys A Love Of Reading

Giving Boys A Love Of Reading | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
Boys are different when it comes to reading. Yes, some boys devour books from day one, and some girls never find the joy.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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13 Ways to Raise a Reluctant Reader

13 Ways to Raise a Reluctant Reader | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"To make sure that your child will never want to read, enjoy books, or love to learn, do follow all these tips! (These make me laugh out loud—SO wrong, yet so common!)"

 



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7 Ways to Encourage Reluctant Readers

7 Ways to Encourage Reluctant Readers | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
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.

Via Chris Ratcliffe
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Street-smart Walter Dean Myers named national ambassador for children's literature

Street-smart Walter Dean Myers named national ambassador for children's literature | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"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."

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Getting boys to read

Getting boys to read | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
AUDIO: Listen to kids author Andy Griffiths chat with James O'Loghlin on the cleverest and most disgusting ways to get boys, and girls, into books.
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Teach with Picture Books: Ten CC's of Books for Boys

Teach with Picture Books: Ten CC's of Books for Boys | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"Looking for a way to get your boys reading? Look no further than the book recommendations below, sorted into "10 CC's" guaranteed to inject some enthusiasm for reading!"


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2012 Quick Picks Nominations | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

@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."

Includes current and previous years lists.

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Great Books for Teens | Resources for Parents and Educators of Kids in Grades 4 - 12

Great Books for Teens | Resources for Parents and Educators of Kids in Grades 4 - 12 | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
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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Reading together — man to man

Reading together — man to man | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
A pilot project that pairs struggling Grades 4 and 5 boys with male mentors from a nearby Toronto high school has already shown results.
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Platt Middle School's library using Nooks to get kids reading

Platt Middle School's library using Nooks to get kids reading | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

Platt Middle School's library using Nooks to get kids reading. "They're never out of books," he said.

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Turning Middle School Boys Into Readers

Turning Middle School Boys Into Readers | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
A plan of action, including book titles, to entice middle school boys into reading...
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The magic of Whole School reading

The magic of Whole School reading | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
How to turn your school into a "reading school" - Drop Everything and Read!

Via Chris Ratcliffe
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Sarah Crompton on how to make boys read

Sarah Crompton on how to make boys read | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"My sons can't stand fiction, says Sarah Crompton, but I think I've found the solution."

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‘A Mutiny in Time,’ by James Dashner, to Be First in ‘Infinity Ring’ Series

‘A Mutiny in Time,’ by James Dashner, to Be First in ‘Infinity Ring’ Series | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
A new seven-book series, “Infinity Ring,” will have an online component that should lead children back to the books, the publisher said.
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Boys and Reading

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Overview of librarian Michael Sullivan's presentation on "Connecting boys with books". There is also a link to Michael's informative website.

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