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Reluctant Teenage Readers

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"I tweeted a while back how frustrating it was many of a class of fourteen year olds seemed incapable of reading for fifteen minutes without distraction. I could understand it if I had handed out copies of The Origin of Species, but they choose the reading material. They can bring in their own books or borrow them from the school library (or my own selection), or they can bring magazines." 

 

Interesting post from a science teacher discussing (with links) strategies to encourage reluctant teenage students to read and seeking suggestions for options that have worked. 


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Get Reading! 2012 Animation

For more information on Get Reading! 2012 please visit www.getreading.com.au!

 

An excellent animated video promoting reading, escpecially for boys. :)


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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 | Get boys reading | 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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School libraries: using data to boost student literacy - The Guardian (blog)

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The Guardian (blog)School libraries: using data to boost student literacyThe Guardian (blog)At Monk's Walk School, Hertfordshire, we've worked on this area, knowing there must be some way a library can show the impact it has on literacy development.
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Spotlight on….. REALLY reluctant readers « Skills@SBL

Spotlight on….. REALLY reluctant readers « Skills@SBL | Get boys reading | Scoop.it
We can't always find the right book for the right (non)reader, but sometimes it's more a question of getting our boys (and girls) to simply get used to reading something by themselves. Often it'll be non-fiction – the fiction nut is a ...
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YA Fiction: Too Many Girls?

"It’s common to hear that the reason boys don’t read is because they don’t want to read “girl books”, and that there is a tilt in publishing, writing, and marketing toward books for girls and by women. In fact, there is a book published by the American Library Association called Connecting Boys with Books (a second edition was published in 2009) which makes the argument that boys are drawn to “boys’ books” and specific genres, and that libraries need to make special efforts to meet those needs in order to close the literacy gap. Ana at Lady Business has written a very interesting (and very long) post called Gender Balance in YA Fiction. What’s great about this is that, while it isn’t comprehensive, it’s grounded in solid data, and provides a list of further reading at the end."


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Decline in children's non-fiction must stop, say authors - The Guardian

Decline in children's non-fiction must stop, say authors - The Guardian | Get boys reading | Scoop.it

"A group of authors has sounded a warning over the decline of non-fiction for children, calling on publishers and libraries to reverse the slide or risk depriving children – particularly boys – of vital reading material...

They point to the All Party Literacy Group's 2012 report, Boys' Reading Commission (pdf), in which Phil Jarrett, national adviser for Ofsted, says that boys "tend to read … non-fiction, autobiographies, newspapers and so on", and that boys in particular are "turned off" by a lack of texts that interest them."


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How Jack Patterson Helped His Dad James Develop the Ten Tips to Get Your Kids Reading | ReadKiddoRead

How Jack Patterson Helped His Dad James Develop the Ten Tips to Get Your Kids Reading | ReadKiddoRead | Get boys reading | Scoop.it
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10 Great Books to Get Children Reading

10 Great Books to Get Children Reading | Get boys reading | Scoop.it

We all know some children love to read while others show little interest in books, particularly the boys. Here I am going to suggest 10 books or authors that might capture the interest of your children and get them reading.


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Reaching Reluctant Readers | Random House for High School Teachers

Reaching Reluctant Readers | Random House for High School Teachers | Get boys reading | Scoop.it

"In the following articles, you'll find resources to help you identify and reach your reluctant readers."

Excellent teacher's guides, author and genre/media articles available as  free PDF downloads from Random House.


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Minisites - Readingsuperhero - Home - Scholastic Australia

Minisites - Readingsuperhero - Home - Scholastic Australia | Get boys reading | Scoop.it

I think this might make a great activity for Book Week! 


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Petra Pollum's comment, April 30, 2012 1:49 AM
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Laura Ellen G's curator insight, June 10, 2016 11:19 PM

I love this. Activities that encourage reading.

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2012 Short Listed Books

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IWB activities for shortlisted books. Thanks to Irene Buckler sharing.


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Diary of a Word Nerd: Offer a Magazine to a Reluctant Reader

Diary of a Word Nerd: Offer a Magazine to a Reluctant Reader | Get boys reading | Scoop.it
helping reluctant readers. ... While we shouldn't make generalizations about guys and reading (I live with three males who love pleasure reading), I found interesting information from the study quoted at education.com: Boys prefer magazines,...
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Reading Battle Over – Boys and books

Reading Battle Over – Boys and books | Get boys reading | Scoop.it
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 4:11 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 8:25 PM

So important to engage those boys!

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The Reluctant Reader by Heather Cato

The Reluctant Reader by Heather Cato | Get boys reading | Scoop.it

"I know it’s not a contest or anything, but I bet that when I began teaching language arts I had read fewer books of any kind than any other language arts teacher in the history of public education. I never liked reading as a kid, but I can vividly remember the first time I took my students down to our antique, two-sizes-too small library to check out books. With the signatures on my diploma still wet, I was excited to begin working with my students on all of the great teaching strategies that I had learned in college to improve their reading skills..."


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Graphic novels as the 21st century comic book

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"Find out about comic books, those action-packed stories full of colourful illustrations. You used to only find comic books in newsagencies but now they're also in bookshops and libraries. These types of comics are called graphic novels. Discover why they are all the rage."

Original broadcast - Behind the News (BTN) May 2010.


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Adam Lancaster's top 10 'library' books

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School librarian of the year, Adam Lancaster, picks his favourite books that are set in libraries or have set his library alight, from Harry Potter to the Wimpy Kid (School Librarian of the Year's Top 10 Books set in schools & libraries!
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Top Three Librarian Skills for Connecting with Readers ... - Ken Baker

Top Three Librarian Skills for Connecting with Readers ... - Ken Baker | Get boys reading | Scoop.it
And maybe even introduce non-readers to something they might like. I really want to connect readers to books that they're going to love; books that are going to speak to them and help them develop a lifelong love of reading.
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Bookinitat50: Literature and Library Lesson Plans - EXCELLENT!!!!

Bookinitat50: Literature and Library Lesson Plans - EXCELLENT!!!! | Get boys reading | Scoop.it
Reading Fun - Many ideas for reading projects from Education World. Books for Children and Young Adults - Links to literature and reading promotion web sites. ... For a low-budget way to get kids wild about reading, try readers theater.

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Lesson plans to increase literacy in boys.

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The Teaching Thief: Book Clubs that Promote Discussion and ...

The Teaching Thief: Book Clubs that Promote Discussion and ... | Get boys reading | Scoop.it

I love reading and discussing books with my kids and I actually read along with my students. Seriously! I read to ...


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Book club ideas for the classroom

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Promoting Literacy with Graphic Novels

Graphic novels offer an enticing way to show struggling and reluctant readers that reading can be fun. Struggling readers benefit because they offer less text and great support to comprehension. Reluctant readers benefit ...

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Which books could teachers use to encourage reluctant readers?

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"Which books could teachers use to encourage reluctant readers? From Spiderman comics to the classics, what was the book that fired your love for reading?"


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Getting Boys To Read

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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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Rick's Reading Recommendations - Welcome to Camp Half-Blood: The Online World of Rick Riordan

Rick's Reading Recommendations - Welcome to Camp Half-Blood: The Online World of Rick Riordan | Get boys reading | Scoop.it

One of the best reading lists for boys I have found.

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