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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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ALA 2013: Attracting Reluctant Male Readers | The Hub

ALA 2013: Attracting Reluctant Male Readers | The Hub | Books, Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"Eager readers look forward to the next thrill on the page — or on the screen, in the case of ebooks. Reluctant readers do not. They usually need a compelling reason to pick up a book, because something has taught them that reading is not 'fun.'"


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Heather Stapleton's curator insight, July 4, 2013 1:12 AM

Another summary of "Attracting Reluctant Male Readers" session -  ALA Annual 2013 Conference. A copy of B.A. Binns presentation is available for download from her website (link at end of article).

BJ Neary's curator insight, August 6, 2013 9:30 PM

Lots of good reviews and links if you read this thoroughly!

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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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Book Trailers for Readers - home

Book Trailers for Readers - home | Books, Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

Book trailers for readers


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Reaching Those Resistant Readers | Fun, Fast-Paced Fiction

Reaching Those Resistant Readers | Fun, Fast-Paced Fiction | Books, Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"The books listed here will ... feature clear narratives that quickly draw readers into the action and are supported by snappy dialogue that helps move the stories along. Add to that appealing protagonists, attractive covers, and layouts that feature generous print size and plenty of white space, and bingo, you have something to hand to the hard-to-please. A few series titles and sequels are included to keep them reading once they’re hooked."


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Marita Thomson's curator insight, December 17, 2012 5:34 PM

An interesting list for early teens and younger. Some well known and respected authors here and some new to me.

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To encourage boys' reading, look to book clubs

To encourage boys' reading, look to book clubs | Books, Boys and Reading | 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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12 Ways to Motivate Reluctant Readers

12 Ways to Motivate Reluctant Readers | Books, Boys and Reading | 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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Reading for pleasure 28 June 2013 - conference notes - The Guardian

Reading for pleasure 28 June 2013 - conference notes - The Guardian | Books, Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"Annie explained her determination to continue with a whole school approach to reading so that it becomes embedded in the culture of the school. It is an ongoing process.

Boys have not yet been to the reading group, but because time has now been set aside for reading and books are talked about, they now use the library for reading and not just for playing computer games.

It has been important to find books that have appealed to boys e.g.Darren Shan books."


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How To Make A Book Trailer by Michelle Harclerode on Prezi

Become a digital native. Learn to make a book trailer and promote reading.

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Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story | Video on TED.com

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories.

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Katy Vance's comment, February 11, 2013 2:33 PM
This is my favorite TED talk of all time. We just shared it during our "Power of Language" week.
Jonathan Jarc's comment, May 12, 2013 3:39 PM
I keep coming back to this one as well...
Rosemarie Bernier's curator insight, October 19, 2015 10:53 PM

Author of Half of a Yellow Sun tells a remarkable story. Her words  explain the urgent need for diverse stories in school libraries. 

 

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The importance of instilling a need to read - Telegraph

The importance of instilling a need to read - Telegraph | Books, Boys and Reading | Scoop.it
Teens who choose to pick up a book for pleasure are more likely to succeed in life, research shows. But getting them to do so isn’t easy, says Jonathan Douglas.

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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.