The Common Core Approach to Building Literacy in Boys, 1st Edition

  • Liz Knowles, EdD
  • Martha Smith
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1610696360
  • ISBN-13: 9781610696364
  • DDC: 372.41
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released November 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Despite the fact that reading and literacy among boys has been an area of concern for years, this issue remains unresolved today. Additionally, the emphasis and focus have changed due to the implementation of the English Language Arts Common Core Standards. How can educators best encourage male students to read, and what new technologies and techniques can serve this objective? The Common Core Approach to Building Literacy in Boys is an essential resource and reference for teachers, librarians, and parents seeking to encourage reading in boys from preschool to 12th grade. Providing a wide array of useful, up-to-date information that emphasizes the English Language Arts Common Core Standards, the bibliographies and descriptions of effective strategies in this book will enable you to boost reading interest and performance in boys. The chapters cover 16 different topics of interest to boys, all accompanied by a complete bibliography for each subject area, discussion questions, writing connections, and annotated new and classic nonfiction titles. Information on specific magazines, annotated professional titles, books made into film, websites, and apps that will help you get boys interested in reading is also included.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Boys and Literacy: The Research.
2: Common Core English Language Arts: The Research.
3: Read Like a Detective and Write Like a Journalist.
4: Strategies for Change.
5: Action and Adventure.
6: Arts and Music.
7: Comics and Graphic Novels.
8: Exceptionalities.
9: Explorations and Journeys.
10: Fantasy and Science Fiction.
11: History and Historical Fiction.
12: Humor and Poetry.
13: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender).
14: Math and Numbers.
15: Mechanics and Technology.
16: Nature, Environment, and Animals.
17: Realistic Fiction and Social Issues.
18: Science and Space.
19: Sports.
20: Thrillers and Mystery.
Appendix A: Apps.
Appendix B: Authors Just for Boys.
Appendix C: Books Made Into Film.
Appendix D: Magazines for Boys.
Appendix E: Web Sites.
Appendix F: Annotated Professional Resources.
Works Cited.
Author Index.
Title Index.
About the Authors.