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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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Author Jeff Kinney's hot streak not wimping out

Author Jeff Kinney's hot streak not wimping out | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

Author Jeff Kinney's hot streak not wimping out. Perhaps most important, Kinney has been lauded by parents, teachers and librarians for convincing millions of reluctant young readers that reading can be fun.

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Reading is for the boys (and girls)!

"This WebQuest for teachers looks at the difficult issue of how to get — and keep — boys interested in reading. It guides you through the research, then looks at text selection and pedagogy and helps you find specific strategies for narrowing the adolescent "literacy gap.""

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BoysRead.org - Developing a New Generation of Literate Men

BoysRead.org - Developing a New Generation of Literate Men | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
We are an organization of parents, educators, librarians, mentors, authors, and booksellers. Our mission is to transform boys into lifelong readers.
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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!

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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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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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Getting boys to read

Getting boys to read | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"In a recent study on gender and literacy entitled “Literacy Skills for the World of Tomorrow” developed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the study’s authors assert that “56 percent of boys [polled] read only to get information, compared with 33 percent of the girls. However, nearly half of the girls said they read for at least thirty minutes a day, compared with less than one-third of the boys.”"

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Getting Boys To Read

Getting Boys To Read | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
GettingBoysToRead.com is a community based blog for parents, librarians, and teachers. Our goal is to provide information, inspiration, and support through blog articles, interviews, and our forum.
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GUYS READ

GUYS READ | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"Welcome to Guys Read, a web-based literacy program for boys. Our mission is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers."

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