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140+ Books for the Boys of YA

140+ Books for the Boys of YA | Literacy and Reading Tools | Scoop.it

"...we’d like to present this wall of over 140 books that we think will speak to the boys of YA. They’re full of adventure, magic, real-world issues, and romance. Some of them are even written by - *gasp* - women. They give us all kinds of male figures: strong, brave, struggling, emotional, confused, and yes - even a few great role models. Most of all, they give us great stories for any reader -- almost all of these books appeal to us as adult women even though we are probably not the target audience from a marketing perspective. That being said, while we do think that there will always be outlier readers who feel comfortable reading anything and everything (and we love them for it), we also realize that it might be a struggle to hand-sell a book with a girl in a dress on the cover or a romance-driven plot to the "average" boy. We'd love to think of this list as a tool for educators, librarians, parents, and teens to find a great read for the boys in their lives, but anyone who enjoys a great story will find something in this wall of books."


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To encourage boys' reading, look to book clubs

To encourage boys' reading, look to book clubs | Literacy and Reading Tools | Scoop.it

"Boys prove to be more eager readers when it's a social activity. Some area elementary schools have introduced reading clubs after noticing boys' scores on school reading assessments lagged behind those of girls.

 

...Children's authors and book publishers, as well as librarians and teachers, have responded by producing and stocking more boy-friendly materials, including action-adventure, humor and literary nonfiction."


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Megan Hall's curator insight, June 9, 2013 4:27 PM

ideas to get boys into the library more

Theresa Peak Mosier's curator insight, October 26, 2013 9:17 PM

Boys, here are some great reasons to be part of the Fisher Book Club!

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10 Dos & Don'ts For Teaching Vocabulary In Any Content Area

10 Dos & Don'ts For Teaching Vocabulary In Any Content Area | Literacy and Reading Tools | Scoop.it

"With the Common Core adoption in the United States, teaching vocabulary is no longer strictly the domain of the English-Language Arts classroom.

While Robert Marzano has been promoting the instruction of academic vocabulary for years–and many school literacy plans have included reading and writing across the content areas for years–it is now a matter of standard and law.

 

Which makes it kind of a big deal."


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Reading, writing may help preserve memory in older age

Reading, writing may help preserve memory in older age | Literacy and Reading Tools | Scoop.it
People who kept mentally stimulated had 15 percent slower rate of mental, thinking decline compared to those that did not (More reason to read!
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12 Ways to Motivate Reluctant Readers

12 Ways to Motivate Reluctant Readers | Literacy and Reading Tools | Scoop.it

"Here are a dozen strategies to motivate reluctant readers, and none of them involves stickers, certificates, or pizza. External rewards may work in the short term, but if you really want students to love reading you have to look for other options. Since this is just a quick overview, you’ll notice that some strategies contain links to additional sources that you can explore later"


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Rekindling your kids' love of books

The following tools may help you reach your reluctant readers and make use of what is in the virtual world.


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Heather Stapleton's curator insight, June 2, 2013 4:44 AM

Article from the Australian Teacher Magazine promoting the excellent Inside a Dog website (Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria) and ReadPlus subscription website.

 

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Two Thirds of Parents Don’t Read to Their Kids Every Night, Reveals Poll | School Library Journal

Two Thirds of Parents Don’t Read to Their Kids Every Night, Reveals Poll | School Library Journal | Literacy and Reading Tools | Scoop.it

Only one in three parents of children ages eight and under reads stories to their kids each night, according to a new survey  by the literacy organization Reading is Fundamental (RIF) and Macy’s.

 

Overall, 87 percent of the parents who participated in the online poll read to their kids at bedtime—but not every night. Half the parents said that their children spend more time watching TV and playing video games than reading.


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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, June 24, 2013 9:48 AM

Could book apps & other new formats in the future improve co-viewing and engagement with books over other 'screen' options?

@CotCotCotApps's comment, June 25, 2013 4:17 AM
Good question, Carisa! That's what we want to believe in at CotCotCot-apps.com.
Christine Carlson's curator insight, July 15, 2013 1:36 AM

That's an unfortunate statistic.