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5 Fantastic Resources for Reluctant Readers

5 Fantastic Resources for Reluctant Readers | Get boys reading | Scoop.it

"5 of the best resources for reluctant readers to be found on-line. Use these tools to help your students [child or young adult depending on site] develop a love and passion for the written word."


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Books for Boys that Aren't “Books for Boys” | The Hub

Books for Boys that Aren't “Books for Boys” | The Hub | Get boys reading | Scoop.it

"I realized it doesn’t matter if a book is “for” a guy or a girl; the gender of the intended audience tends to get all mixed up when you factor in the power of a good story. Boys like stories; girls like stories. Readers in general like stories. We need to forget what we think about boys and reading and find them the stories they want."


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, March 2, 4:18 AM

Interesting article about boys and reading. 

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Guys Lit Wire: The Living by Matt de la Peña

Guys Lit Wire: The Living by Matt de la Peña | Get boys reading | Scoop.it
This, for readers who may be unfamiliar with his work, is a hallmark of de la Peña's writing: well-crafted work that also has naturalistic dialogue and fast-paced plotting.
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I have read this book and I rank it up there with the Maze Runner by James Dashner for being a great choice for boys that think they don't like to read.

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Guys Lit Wire: Winger by Andrew Smith

Guys Lit Wire: Winger by Andrew Smith | Get boys reading | Scoop.it
What I will be writing about is books about guys. ...
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Love this: don't believe in books for guys or girls..just books for readers! having said that - I curating this page of links called "get boys reading" because this is an area of my student body that needs a push.

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RA for All: ALA 2013: Attracting Reluctant Male Readers

RA for All: ALA 2013: Attracting Reluctant Male Readers | Get boys reading | Scoop.it
Do Guys Read? She asked teen boys. Replies. I don't read; I read for school; I read comics; I read all the time, I guess other guys haven't found anything they like yet.
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Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School: Pathway 6: Empower

She begins though restating her original concerns over the lack of reading and writing skills that boys must possess, “literacy skills are a universal key to academic success. There is simply nowhere to hide or “get by” if a boy ....
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To encourage boys' reading, look to book clubs - Omaha World-Herald

To encourage boys' reading, look to book clubs - Omaha World-Herald | Get boys reading | Scoop.it
To encourage boys' reading, look to book clubs
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About the same time, Scieszka founded Guys Read, a Web-based literacy program aimed at encouraging boys to read.
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My Eight Year Only Likes Funny Books – Help! « Imagination Soup Fun Learning and Play Activities for Kids

My Eight Year Only Likes Funny Books – Help! « Imagination Soup Fun Learning and Play Activities for Kids | Get boys reading | Scoop.it
A reader asked me for recommendations for funny chapter books for her son. Here's a huge list of titles your boys and girls will love.
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Some titles here I hadn't seen before.

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Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students

Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students | Get boys reading | Scoop.it

"As a teacher, I was obsessed with cultivating a love of reading in my students. I love to read, loved it as a kid too. I'm equally compelled to ensure that my own child loves reading -- and he does. I well aware that I'm on a mission -- but I also know it's a worthy one!

Here are ten suggestions for how any teacher, teaching any subject can participate in this mission, and how parents and administrators can help."


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ten suggestions - lots of great ideas

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BJ Neary's comment, February 17, 2013 10:09 AM
Thanks to Heather Stapleton, many great ideas for sharing our love of reading with our students.
Heather Stapleton's comment, February 17, 2013 5:28 PM
Thanks for kind words BJ. A big thanks to all the fantastic people who share their knowledge and are passionate about inspiring young people to read. :)
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Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students

Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students | Get boys reading | Scoop.it

"As a teacher, I was obsessed with cultivating a love of reading in my students. I love to read, loved it as a kid too. I'm equally compelled to ensure that my own child loves reading -- and he does. I well aware that I'm on a mission -- but I also know it's a worthy one!

Here are ten suggestions for how any teacher, teaching any subject can participate in this mission, and how parents and administrators can help."


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BJ Neary's comment, February 17, 2013 10:09 AM
Thanks to Heather Stapleton, many great ideas for sharing our love of reading with our students.
Heather Stapleton's comment, February 17, 2013 5:28 PM
Thanks for kind words BJ. A big thanks to all the fantastic people who share their knowledge and are passionate about inspiring young people to read. :)
Alison Hewett's curator insight, April 6, 2013 6:31 PM

ten suggestions - lots of great ideas

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Wagging Tales: Writing for Reluctant Readers (and getting them to read), Part Two

Wagging Tales: Writing for Reluctant Readers (and getting them to read), Part Two | Get boys reading | Scoop.it
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Useful for educators targeting reluctant boy readers (and writers).

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The Digital Media Diet Recommended iPad Book Apps for Older & Reluctant Readers Ages 8-12 | The Digital Media Diet

The Digital Media Diet Recommended iPad Book Apps for Older & Reluctant Readers Ages 8-12 | The Digital Media Diet | Get boys reading | Scoop.it
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School Librarian Tameka To Shares Some Valuable Experiences | Graphic Novel Reporter

School Librarian Tameka To Shares Some Valuable Experiences | Graphic Novel Reporter | Get boys reading | Scoop.it

"Graphic novels have done something for my school library that I never thought was really possible. It has brought my grade 7 and 8 boys running into the library when they hear I have a new graphic novel. I now have to be careful about my new books since I can literally be mobbed if I hold up a new book to a class."


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5 Fantastic Resources for Reluctant Readers

5 Fantastic Resources for Reluctant Readers | Get boys reading | Scoop.it

"5 of the best resources for reluctant readers to be found on-line. Use these tools to help your students [child or young adult depending on site] develop a love and passion for the written word."


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Interview with Kelly Gallagher, Author of Readicide: How Schools ...

Interview with Kelly Gallagher, Author of Readicide: How Schools ... | Get boys reading | Scoop.it
I never really set out in my teacher career with the idea that I would eventually write a book or two but here I am now, 25 years later and I have written five books on adolescent literacy. The book that you're referring to, Readicide, ....
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Must buy this book!

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Make Them Laugh. Help Them Read. - ReaderKidZ

Make Them Laugh. Help Them Read. - ReaderKidZ | Get boys reading | Scoop.it
Post image for Make Them Laugh. Help Them Read. Share on Facebook. It's Humor month at ReaderKidZ, my favorite time of year! Funny books have great power with children, especially emerging or reluctant readers.
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Horror in YA Lit is a Staple, Not a Trend | School Library Journal

Horror in YA Lit is a Staple, Not a Trend | School Library Journal | Get boys reading | Scoop.it
Though R. L. Stine and Christopher Pike may be our quickest associations with teen screams, horror encompasses a wide array of books. As Susan Chang, senior editor of the children's and young adult division at Tom ...
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New Short Story Anthologies

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With the upcoming release of what is sure to be a wonderful short story anthology edited by Neil Gaiman, Unnatural Creatures, I’ve seen many interesting new short storiy anthologies geared towards young adults.

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Fifth-grade superheros - Shelbynews

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Fifth-grade superheros
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With a class that features images of Superman, Spider-man, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and the X-Men on the walls, Reedy's students have been busy designing their own comic books this school year.
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Themed Third Thursday: Jon Scieszka | Rushing to Read

Themed Third Thursday: Jon Scieszka | Rushing to Read | Get boys reading | Scoop.it
(This might be why he founded the Guys Read literacy initiative to encourage boys to become engaged in reading for a lifetime by providing them with books they will actually like reading!) Maybe I like his books so ...
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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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Tips to help boys

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, February 27, 2013 6:13 AM
This is a great article.
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Boys love book club!  Teaching wilderness skills by reading Swiss Family Robinson!  

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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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Some thoughts on literary Lampard

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Social media was all a-twitter the other day (see what I did there?) over news that England and Chelsea footballer, Frank Lampard, is to write a series of five books for children, to be published by Little, Brown later this year.
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See note about football magazine! 

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Wagging Tales: Writing for Reluctant Readers (and getting them to read!), Part One

Wagging Tales: Writing for Reluctant Readers (and getting them to read!), Part One | Get boys reading | Scoop.it
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First part of article on tips to get reluctant readers to read and write stories.

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Boys' Book Bloggers

Boys' Book Bloggers | Get boys reading | Scoop.it

"Today I'm listing websites that promote books for boys. Most are blog sites. One is a "hotlist" of links to sites related to literature appealing to boys. As usual, I welcome all comments, additions and updates to this list, which will, eventually, have its own page on this blog site."


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Wacky Books Will Hook Reluctant Readers « Imagination Soup | Fun Learning and Play Activities for Kids

Wacky Books Will Hook Reluctant Readers « Imagination Soup | Fun Learning and Play Activities for Kids | Get boys reading | Scoop.it
Imagine you're a book wanting a child to love you -- you got to go for the cheap laughs. Most of us like to laugh, especially kids. So when you have a child who doesn't want to read, for whatever reason, try to get them engaged in a silly story.
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Eight Great Books for Your Tween Spy

Eight Great Books for Your Tween Spy | Get boys reading | Scoop.it
Eight spy thrillers especially for middle grade readers. By F.T.

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