ERIC Number: ED491873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-30
Boys and Literacy: Practical Strategies for Librarians, Teachers, and Parents
Knowles, Elizabeth; Smith, Martha
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 include a reading level and one chapter features graphic novels. Helpful appendices will furnish information about magazines and authors of particular interest to boys. The Table of Contents include: (1) Introduction; (2) What Does the Research Say?; (3) Strategies for Change; (4) Humor; (5) Adventure; (6) Information/Nonfiction; (7) Fantasy/Science Fiction; (8) Horror/Mystery; (9) Sports; War; (10) Biography; (11) History; (12) Graphic Novels; (13) Realistic Fiction; and (14) Works Cited. The following are appended: (1) Author Information--Just for Boys; and (2) Magazine Information--Just for Boys.
Descriptors: Males, Literacy, Educational Strategies, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Humor, Nonfiction, Fiction, War, Biographies, History, Cartoons, Novels, Athletics
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