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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 12:02 PM

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

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

Tips to help boys

Heather Stapleton's curator insight, October 14, 2013 6:34 AM

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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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.

Via Alison Hewett, Heather Stapleton, Sue Ward
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So important to engage those boys!

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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.

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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 | Ignite Reading & Writing | 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

Reading Battle Over – Boys and books | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Boy vs Beast will hook reluctant readers and build their reading skills – and their enjoyment of books.

Via Alison Hewett, Heather Stapleton, Sue Ward
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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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Reading Matters: Boys and Role Models and More

Reading Matters: Boys and Role Models and More | Ignite Reading & Writing | 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 5:49 PM
Yes the correlation between generating a community of readers and a community of writers is interesting