Raising Boy Readers

Raising Boy Readers

Book - 2014
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Using stories and anecdotes to humanize the research presented, Raising Boy Readers conveys an understanding of the differences that are common among many boys and how these differences affect reading. It provides practical approaches to promote reading to boys, addressing physical differences, such as the different rates of early brain development between boys and girls; psychological issues, such as the outward focus of boys; and social issues, such as stress and confidence. It also looks at the effects of modern schooling and how these can be counterbalanced or supplemented at home. More than 300 boy-friendly books by age group are recommended, and commentary is provided for selected titles. By informing parents what is behind boys' reading behaviors, the book helps build confidence and lower stress by also suggesting ways to help boys become lifelong readers.

Publisher: Chicago : Huron Street Press, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2014
ISBN: 9781937589431
Characteristics: xiii, 193 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call Number: 028.55 SUL


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Jun 26, 2015

I learned a great deal from this book about relating to my grandson and his reading. Now I will stop getting books for him unless he selects them. And I will ask him for book recommendations and read what he likes. I wish school superintendents would read this book, and stop thinking all children are at the same grade level in reading. That doesn't matter so much.


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