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ERIC Number: ED507677
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 128
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8389-0979-9
Connecting Boys with Books 2: Closing the Reading Gap
Sullivan, Michael
ALA Editions
In his hugely successful "Connecting Boys with Books" (2003), the author delved into the problem that reading skills of pre-adolescent boys lag behind those of girls in the same age group. In this companion book, Sullivan digs even deeper, melding his own experiences as an activist with perspectives gleaned from other industry experts to help librarians: (1) Learn about the books that boys love to read; (2) Uncover the signs that point to the reading gap; (3) Find creative new programming ideas to match boys' interests; and (4) Establish a strategic blueprint for boys and reading. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience, the author shows how to reinvigorate the sense of excitement that boys felt when they first heard a picture book being read aloud. This book is divided into eight chapters: (1) A Blueprint for Boys and Reading; (2) The Reading Gap; (3) The Reading Gap; (4) Read for Fun, Read Forever; (5) Exposing Boys to Story; (6) Honoring Boys' Literature; (7) Promoting Reading to Boys; and (8) Creating the Culture of Literacy. Introduction, Conclusion, Bibliography and Index are also included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A