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Engaging Boys in Literacy

"Boys need a sense of purpose in order to engage with what they do. Give them an audience, create real ‘wow’ moments and help develop a love of fiction. Gary Wilson explores some practical ways in which you can help to engage boys."


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 1, 2013 9:02 AM

Boys love book club!  Teaching wilderness skills by reading Swiss Family Robinson!  

Alison Hewett's curator insight, April 6, 2013 3:33 PM

Tips to help boys

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New link for this video is https://global.oup.com/education/searchresults?search_input=engaging+boys+in+literacy++video+&region=international#

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How we're using sport and journalism to change students' attitudes to reading

How we're using sport and journalism to change students' attitudes to reading | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
Principal Claire Smith has harnessed the power of football, speedway racing and journalism to improve literacy in her school...
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Books boys can't resist

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Of all the conference speakers, Danny Brassell offered some of the most concrete strategies to engage boy readers with his “Ten Ways to Get Boys Reading.” Brassell, a former teacher and administrator and a professor in the Teacher Education...

 

Danny Brassel also wrote the post "Avoiding the Summer Slide" featured in an earlier scoop.


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Here Come the Boys

Here Come the Boys | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it

"My own experiences over a long number of years as a reader, a father and an English teacher lead me to believe that the problem is not so clear-cut as the figures suggest, but nonetheless there are some measures which can sensibly be taken to encourage reading, especially among boys."


"Teachers – male and female – must realise that first and foremost they themselves have to be a reader and a role model. Too often I meet teachers who have hardly picked up a book since they graduated from college or university. They should be immersed in books and reading, and it should be a frequent topic for discussion. This means that, apart from adult fiction and current literature relating to their own professional development, they should constantly be seeking out and reading books relating to the age group for which they have responsibility. This will often mean reading material which would not necessarily have been their own choice by instinct."


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Why boys' literacy skills lag behind girls' and how to bridge the reading gap

Why boys' literacy skills lag behind girls' and how to bridge the reading gap | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
Much of this is what we have been hearing forever, it seems, but make sure you get down to How To Bridge The Reading Gap. Noted literacy researcher, William Brozo, has some sensible ideas that work and are very replicable, including honouring personal choice of reading material.
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Reading Battle Over – Boys and books

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Boy vs Beast will hook reluctant readers and build their reading skills – and their enjoyment of books.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 23, 2012 1:11 AM

Boys do read differently; that does not mean that they can't love reading. It just means that we have to select more careully.

Katie Frank's curator insight, January 2, 2013 5:25 PM

So important to engage those boys!

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Teens Are Plugged in Readers

Teens Are Plugged in Readers | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it

I am in my late teens and I am dyslexic.

 

In a world that advances by the second and lives are lived twice as fast as ten years ago are our habits really meant to stay the same? Today I was on the train from London and everyone seemed to be busy on phones, MP3 players and tablets. Even I had my favourite gadget, my iPod. But the real question you should be asking is not 'what did I have in my hand?' but what I was using it for. The answer: I was reading... read more


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Reading Matters: Boys and Role Models and More

Reading Matters: Boys and Role Models and More | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it

"Let’s get our boys reading, and let’s not forget the girls while we are at it, either. If we want our young people to become better writers, then we need them to become better readers."


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Sue Ward's comment, September 30, 2012 2:49 PM
Yes the correlation between generating a community of readers and a community of writers is interesting
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Michael Morpurgo: We are failing too many boys in the enjoyment of reading

Michael Morpurgo: We are failing too many boys in the enjoyment of reading | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
Author of a big shelf full of books for young readers (including the wonderful War Horse), Morpurgo has some common sense ideas about developing readers.
"Perhaps it is partly that we need to love books ourselves as parents, grandparents and teachers in order to pass on that passion for stories to our children. It's not about testing and reading schemes, but about loving stories and passing on that passion to our children. This might seem naïve and of course the problem is cultural and deep-seated too and therefore unlikely to be resolved quickly, but there must be things we could perhaps do to try to turn things around over time."
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