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ERIC Number: EJ893805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
Engaging Gifted Boys in New Literacies
Hebert, Thomas P.; Pagnani, Alexander R.
Gifted Child Today, v33 n3 p36-45 Sum 2010
This article illustrates the serious challenge of engaging boys in reading and writing which has become more complex and even influences the lives of gifted adolescent males. This article attempts to address this concern. In order to do so, the authors examine the scholarly literature on boys' reading preferences and report findings from that work. This is followed by a discussion of the role of new literacies--digital technologies--as new ways to capture the reading and writing interests of males to develop their abilities in these domains. They then discuss specific strategies and methods for getting gifted boys more engaged in literacy activity. They conclude their discussion with a listing of recommended reading materials for elementary and middle school males, as well as resource materials and websites to support educators. (Contains 1 resource and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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