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Boys, Literacy, and Learning

This comprehensive overview of the challenging issues around boys and reading includes strategies and practical solutions for helping struggling readers.

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This comprehensive overview of the challenging issues around boys and reading includes strategies and practical solutions for helping struggling readers.

The role of gender in reading success is a complex one. This book faces the issues head-on, uncovering many of the assumptions and stereotypes parents and educators have about boys and how they handle the world of print text. Included are the voices of boys and men interviewed by the author, who reveal their literacy challenges, strug...read more

About the Author(s)

David Booth is Coordinator of Elementary Programs at OISE/University of Toronto. For more than twenty-five years he has worked with teachers in creating, applying, and evaluating approaches to how children learn to read and write.

Table of Contents

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Introduction: Into the Circle of Print
A: Understanding the Literacy Lives of Boys
B: Helping Boys Become Print Powerful
C: Assisting Boys in Becoming Writers
D: Structuring Literacy Events for Boys
E: Building a Literacy Community
Recommended Books for Boys
Acknowledgments
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 4-9
Media: 160 pp/paper
Year: 2001
Item No: 8147
ISBN: 978-155138-147-3

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