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Books for boys… hello out there… ??

Books for boys… hello out there… ?? | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

Eden from Story Snoops discusses the lack of books for boys. Suggested reading lists on Story Snoops include Brainiac Tween Boys, Positive Role Models for Teen Boys, Books for Reluctant Tween Boy Readers.

 

StorySnoops Blog: Children's book reviews from a parent's perspective, for readers aged 9-18, our children's book reviews are by author, title, genre.
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Reading Matters Years 9 and 10

Reading Matters Years 9 and 10 | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"Reading Matters is a program for years nine and ten that has been running at Scotch for the past three years, working with reluctant students and firing them up about writing, reading and story."

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Reaching Reluctant Readers

Reaching Reluctant Readers | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
Orca Book Publishers brings you Reaching Reluctant Readers, a site devoted to materials, research and resources for educators who work with reluctant readers.
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Hooking Reluctant Readers

In this article, Kimberly Dana shares tips designed to help writers help young children, tweens, and teens to enjoy reading.
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Reading for Life

"Reading for Life is a national project which continues the successful National Year of Reading campaign from 2008.

NYoR was a year-long celebration of reading, in all its forms, and aimed to help build a greater passion for reading – for children, families and adult learners alike."

 

One of the resources provided to schools to support National Year of Reading was the "Boys into Books" project.  The hyperlink below is a pdf of the resource if the webpage link does not work - http://bit.ly/xpGzMO

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Campaigning to Get Britain Reading

Campaigning to Get Britain Reading | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"As mums first and teachers next, there is no satisfaction greater than the one my tutors and I get when we manage to turn a struggling or reluctant reader into a confident and competent one. Tragically, there are still thousands of kids leaving schools these days in Scotland and across the UK without adequate reading skills."

Includes "6 Kip Tips for choosing books for reluctant readers".

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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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Banned books help hook boys on reading

Banned books help hook boys on reading | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"Banned books help hook boys on reading. It can be tough to compete with your household's computer, Wii, iPad, television and other devices when making a case for the humble book with a boy who's a reluctant reader."

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Reading a book 'adds a year to children's education'

Reading a book 'adds a year to children's education' | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"Schoolchildren will be encouraged to “have a book on the go” at all times as part of a national competition to improve childhood literacy."

 

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Books For Boys

Books For Boys | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"The list is intended to cover mid primary to lower secondary, but suggested age-ranges are given as a guide only. Finally it is not intended to imply that girls will not enjoy any of these books, just that they all have a particular "hook" to attract a reluctant male reader."

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Guys Read Welcomes You

Guys Read Welcomes You | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"Our goal is simple but ambitious — to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers."

 Best browsing of this site is via TEENS on the horizontal navigation bar.

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How to Get Nonreaders and Reluctant Readers to Read

How to Get Nonreaders and Reluctant Readers to Read | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"Recently, Scholastic’s Instructor magazine featured the article “10 Reasons Nonreaders Don’t Read — and How to Change Their Minds.” We, of course, couldn’t help but see audiobooks fit into many of the excellent suggestions on how to change nonreaders into readers."

 

Image from the Scholastic article mentioned above.

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Book Trailers Get Reluctant Readers Interested

Book Trailers Get Reluctant Readers Interested | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"I'm a big fan of book trailers. It's a wonderful way to get kids, especially reluctant readers, interested in a story. We live in a movie/tv/technology-driven world and kids get that, so should we. Give the book trailer a try. There are so many good ones out there."

 

Includes a link to Lane Smith's, "It's a Book", which happens to be my favourite picture book trailer. For all ages :)

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Boys get the reading bug as fun day brings Dickens to life

Boys get the reading bug as fun day brings Dickens to life | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
GREAT expectations were met at a Charles Dickens-themed event to give schoolboys across the city a taste of how much fun reading can be.
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How to Engage ALL Kids in Reading

How to Engage ALL Kids in Reading | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"One of the greatest challenges facing educators is getting students to be proficient, passionate readers. Surprisingly, the solution to conquering the reading challenge is surprisingly simple..."

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Boys Don't Read, Except When They Do

Boys Don't Read, Except When They Do | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
The fact is that boys are reading. Just like girls, boys are hungry for stories that speak to them, that excite their imaginations and reflect their experiences.
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Be noticed. Be admired. Be a wimp

Be noticed. Be admired. Be a wimp | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"Jeff Kinney's illustrated chapter book for young readers, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, outpolled super spies, wizards and angst-ridden tweens to be named the British-based Blue Peter's best children's book of the decade. At the same time, librarians report interest in Harry Potter is plateauing while humour is driving children's reading habits, particularly boys."

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Boys read for pleasure as much as girls

Boys read for pleasure as much as girls | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
Boys have caught up with girls on reading ability, according to a study into
the book-reading habits of school children.
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Boys-only book club gets middle-schoolers reading

Boys-only book club gets middle-schoolers reading | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
When you ask the members of Pender County Schools' all-boys book club about their favorite part of the meetings, they start talking about chicken sandwiches.
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Great books for all reluctant readers

Great books for all reluctant readers | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"Turn reluctant readers into book-lovers, and struggling readers into confident ones."

 

Free guide available for download - "Won’t Read or Can’t Read? Why your child is reluctant to read and what you can do about it. Tips and advice for parents and carers of 8-12s" - by Patience Thomson, co-founder Barrington Stoke and former Head Teacher.

http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/books/chapters/12/dyslexcia%20reader%20guide.pdf   

 

Also check out Lovereading4kids "Books for Boys" booklist. (Under Monthly in the left sidebar.)

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Writing for Reluctant Male Readers

Writing for Reluctant Male Readers | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"Eric Walters has mastered the art of reaching reluctant male readers. In this video from the 2010 Ontario Library Association (OLA) conference, Walters discusses writing for boys and reluctant readers. Filmed at the Ontario Library Association Conference, February 2010."

 

Gordon's other posts on boys reading include:

"How Boys Read (and other topics) - Dr Marc Aronson" (video)

"Why do boys lag girls in reading and what can we do about it?" - Professor William G Brozo (podcast)

http://gordonslibrarylinks.blogspot.com.au/search/label/boys%27%20reading 

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Teenagers and Reading

Teenagers and Reading | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
Tips for empowering teenagers to embrace reading and books.

 

Related Article: "Children Who Can Read, But Don't..." (Hyperlink bottom of RIF page.)

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Developing a love of reading in our students

"The most powerful image we can provide our students is ourselves as a model of reading.  How often do students see you engaged in a text?  Do they see you reading books or listening to an audiobook or reading a book on your e-reader?  I would often be sitting at my desk with a book open as students came into class.  I would purposefully select books whose titles might engage even reluctant readers..."

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Books For 13 Year Old Boys

Books For 13 Year Old Boys | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
My son read some of these books when he was 11 or 12 and he knows some boys older 14 and 15 are still reading these books, so this list does cover interests for more than just 13 year olds. Each listing is actually part of a ...
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Librarian Booktalk with Carla Morris

Librarian Booktalk with Carla Morris | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
What do you say to teens or young readers to encourage them to read? ... What are some of the more recent books you recommend to young readers and why? ...
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