To Be a Boy, to Be a Reader

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When it comes to reading, teen and preteen boys are your toughest students. Now, solutions are at hand in this one-of-a-kind book that offers ideas for using literature with positive male archetypes to motivate boys to read and capture their unique imaginations. Author Brozo defines several such archetypes and shares instructional vignettes in which teachers across the curriculum develop innovative strategies and activities using young adult books with these archetypes. He also show you how to work with adults in...
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Overview

When it comes to reading, teen and preteen boys are your toughest students. Now, solutions are at hand in this one-of-a-kind book that offers ideas for using literature with positive male archetypes to motivate boys to read and capture their unique imaginations. Author Brozo defines several such archetypes and shares instructional vignettes in which teachers across the curriculum develop innovative strategies and activities using young adult books with these archetypes. He also show you how to work with adults in the community to positively influence boys' literacy behavior and create conditions that encourage them to read. A foreword by Jon Scieszka explains why the need to help boys is so urgent. An appendix offers a booklist of 300 titles to help you identify appropriate archetypal literature.

Although this book is geared specifically toward helping boys, the author points out that the strategies presented may also benefit girls by exposing them to positive male images that are unlike the stereotypes of masculinity they are exposed to every day.

To Be a Boy, To Be a Reader will help you stop the cycle of adolescent boys' struggles with reading and engender a love of reading that lasts a lifetime.

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There are books readers want and books readers need, and books that sit dust-covered on forgotten shelves. Brozo's book, however, will become dog-eared, with pages folded at the corners, cover torn, and the last chapter smudged and smeared. This book is perfect for teachers, parents, public librarians, and media specialists. For those who have boys, teach boys, or reach boys, this book will help dive deep into the water that is a boy's psyche. It is all about engaging boy readers in archetypal literature that will transfix and transform their attitudes about reading, themselves, and the world around them. By presenting ten archetypal males from selected literature, Brozo proposes classroom and media center strategies to dramatically change how and whether boys read. A bibliography of guy-friendly titles sorted by positive archetype is geared toward helping boys and those who care about them find books that are relevant and unforgettable. Brozo's experience and education as a literacy teacher and researcher provide the framework for the book's premise and purpose—boys need entry points into literacy. It fills a unique niche in the professional library of teachers and librarians by proposing and discussing practical strategies for using literature with positive male models to motivate teen boys to read, to read often, to read better, and to read in response to real needs. Each chapter presents reading activities and a section called Boy Talk written by Brozo's participants, followed by the author's reflective writing. Brozo's scenes of real classrooms, teachers, and boys will shape the reader's decisions about what it means to be a boy, to be a reader. Index. Charts. Biblio. Source Notes.Further Reading. Appendix. 2002, International Reading Association, 196p,
— Robin Overby Cox
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872071759
  • Publisher: International Reading Association
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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