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Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools
Ways and means of supporting and developing young adult readers.
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10 Reasons Nonreaders Don't Read — and How to Change Their Minds | Scholastic.com

10 Reasons Nonreaders Don't Read — and How to Change Their Minds | Scholastic.com | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it

"Expert advice on how to change the minds of kids who hate to read."

These are all worth considering but my favourite is:

Reason 9: They Have No Interest in the Material They Are Required to Read

Do this: Struggling readers will blossom if you give them material that is so interesting they can’t resist reading it. That’s the trick: finding something so compelling that students forget they are reading.

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Reading Matters Years 9 and 10

Reading Matters Years 9 and 10 | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it

"Reading Matters is a program for years nine and ten that has been running at Scotch for the past three years, working with reluctant students and firing them up about writing, reading and story."


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Boys Don't Read, Except When They Do

Boys Don't Read, Except When They Do | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
"Even when I hated to read, I was hungry for stories. I found them in places that weren't teacher-approved, but I found them just the same. Video games and television shows were filled with plot and conflict, character and emotion. I read Choose-Your-Own Adventures and X-Men comics and Nintendo Power Magazine and Zoobooks and I made up my own stories about the villains and the heroes, the far-flung places and wild animals. I never thought of anything I did as reading, and I never thought I was training myself for a life as a writer. But I was."
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“What Can We Do With Children Who Don’t Read?” by Anthony Horowitz | The TeachingBooks.net Blog

“What Can We Do With Children Who Don’t Read?” by Anthony Horowitz | The TeachingBooks.net Blog | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it

"So to answer my question, what to do with children who don’t read? Well, make sure they can read. Surround them with books. Read to them when they’re young. Make books part of their life. But beyond that I think we just have to let them get on with it. Let them play football, watch TV, hang out with their friends, whatever.... I just write and hope that kids will discover my books and that this will lead them on an amazing journey. But at the end of the day, the choice is theirs."


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