Category Archives: Boys and reading

Raising Summer Readers Tip #s 42-45: Consider these ways to motivate end-of-summer reading!

Summer is winding down for most American kids; it’s hard to believe that some are going back now, and others have up to a few more weeks at most. While I have enough daily tips left to keep this going … Continue reading

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Raising Summer Readers Tip #40: Use comics and graphic novels as inspiration for some fun summer writing!

Graphic novels can be a powerful motivator of summer reading, which can be especially helpful for boys and reluctant readers. In Tip #39, I mentioned that the best graphic novels demand many of the same skills that are needed to … Continue reading

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Raising Summer Readers Tip #39: Consider motivating summer reading with some great graphic novels!

During the school year, comics and graphic novels (stories written in comic style) are often discouraged by teachers as well as parents, deemed as not being quality literature worthy of taking up space in kids’ reading diets. This is unfortunate, … Continue reading

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Raising Summer Readers Tip#38: Parents of boys, pay special attention to your boys’ reading this summer, and provide additional support as necessary

Data show that by 4th grade, boys are a couple of years behind girls in both their reading and their writing skills. One significant factor contributing to the boy/girl achievement gap in reading is that boys tend to (a) read … Continue reading

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