Boys and Literacy: Practical Strategies for Librarians, Teachers, and Parents

Boys and Literacy: Practical Strategies for Librarians, Teachers, and Parents

by Liz Knowles
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1591582121

ISBN-13: 9781591582120

Pub. Date: 03/30/2005

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Literacy and boys is currently a hot issue in education and the media. This new book by award winning authors Knowles and Smith explores the facts and research on the topic and furnishes annotations of current, relevant journal and magazine articles. It gives strategies for making changes in the classroom and the home to help improve the literacy of boys and

Overview

Literacy and boys is currently a hot issue in education and the media. This new book by award winning authors Knowles and Smith explores the facts and research on the topic and furnishes annotations of current, relevant journal and magazine articles. It gives strategies for making changes in the classroom and the home to help improve the literacy of boys and includes suggestions based on current brain research. Chapters focusing on genres of particular interest to boys (horror, adventure, science fiction, war, fantasy, mysteries, etc.) include information, annotated journal articles, general discussion questions, at least ten book annotations, and a list of additional titles for each genre. All titles also include a reading level and one chapter features graphic novels. Helpful appendices furnish information about magazines and authors of particular interest to boys. Grades 4-8.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591582120
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction

What Does the Research Say?

Strategies for Change

Humor

Adventure

Information/Nonfiction

Fantasy/Science Fiction

Horror/Mystery

Sports

War

Biography

History

Graphic Novels

Realistic Fiction

Works Cited

Appendix A: Author Information—Just for Boys

Appendix B: Magazine Information—Just for Boys

Resources

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