confessions of a SLMS

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Looking around on the PBS site, I came across some good strategies for parents and educators to get boys involved and excited about reading. Especially interesting is the technique that focuses on reading non-fiction with boys and integrating a hands-on approach to understanding. Boys determine their own questions to research with a group and are given guidance on reading the selected non-fiction books for meaningful facts. The groups present their discoveries to the rest of the boys. This sounds like what my fourth grade car-builders are doing on their own. Check out this Reading Rockets site. Anything that will engage more boys to read more willingly and with enthusiasm is the way to go.

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