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- Publisher: LIBRARIES UNLIMITED INC
- Format: Paperback | 192 pages
- Dimensions: 213mm x 277mm x 13mm | 544g
- Publication date: 1 April 2005
- Publication City/Country: Englewood
- ISBN 10: 1591582121
- ISBN 13: 9781591582120
- Edition: Annotated
- Edition statement: annotated edition
- Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
- Sales rank: 1,452,458
Literacy and boys is currently a hot issue in education and the media. This new book by award winning authors Knowles and Smith explores the facts and research on the topic and furnishes annotations of current, relevant journal and magazine articles. It gives strategies for making changes in the classroom and the home to help improve the literacy of boys and includes suggestions based on current brain research. Chapters focusing on genres of particular interest to boys (horror, adventure, science fiction, war, fantasy, mysteries, etc.) include information, annotated journal articles, general discussion questions, at least ten book annotations, and a list of additional titles for each genre. All titles also include a reading level and one chapter features graphic novels. Helpful appendices furnish information about magazines and authors of particular interest to boys. Grades 4-8.
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ELIZABETH KNOWLES, Ed.D., an elementary teacher for 29 years, is currently Director of Staff Development at Pine Crest School in Boca Raton, Florida. MARTHA SMITH, a media specialist at the same school, has 21 years of experience.
"Highly recommended for its wealth of practical strategies and its comprehensive annotated bibliographies." - Education Libraries "All children need good literacy skills, but helping boys to become enthusiastic readers requires a specialized approach. Educators Elizabeth Knowles and Martha Smith explore the facts and research on this topic in Boys and Literacy: Practical Strategies for Librarians, Teachers, and Parents. They address classroom changes and focus on genres of particular interest to boys--humor, adventure, fantasy/science fiction, horror/mystery, war, and graphic novels--and also include annotations and reading levels for the recommended titles." - Reference & Research Book News "[A] useful tool for teachers, librarians or parents looking for additional lists of books that will interest boys." - American Libraries "This carefully organized guide is designed to encourage boys to become better and more enthusiastic readers...Writing, discussion, art, and performance connections to reading are described as important tools for keeping boys interested and engaged at home, in the library, and at school. The predominant content is a selection of well-balanced extensive annotated reading lists and bibliographies on topics of interest to boys from elementary school through high school." - VOYA