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By Michael Sullivan

In his highly profitable "Connecting Boys with Books" (2003), Sullivan delved into the matter that examining abilities of pre-adolescent boys lag in the back of these of ladies within the related age team. during this spouse publication, Sullivan digs even deeper, melding his personal reports as an activist with views gleaned from different specialists that can assist you: find out about the books that boys like to learn; discover the symptoms that time to the analyzing hole; locate artistic new programming principles to compare boys' pursuits; and, determine a strategic blueprint for boys and examining. Drawing on greater than two decades of expertise, Sullivan exhibits how you can reinvigorate the experience of pleasure that boys felt once they first heard an image e-book being learn aloud.

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21 For males in our society, reading is often an isolated, and an isolating, activity. Women in our society do not tend to read in isolation; women read in book groups. Look around the country, in libraries and bookstores, and you find that the vast majority of book group members are female. That is partly explained by the fact that women read for socialization, for communication and cooperation. It also has a lot to do with how most book groups are arranged. Everybody reads the same book, that book is almost always fiction and usually a novel, and the discussion is centered largely around character development.

30 It is worth noting that simply segregating boys is unlikely to produce much in the way of results. In Canada, “boys-only programs struggled and were terminated because the schools had not thought through why they had put them together in the first place. . 31 The goal must be to use the single-gender atmosphere to teach reading in ways that speak to boys, and to feature reading that appeals to them. It would be an equally big mistake to simply re-create a remedial class as a single-gender class.

Wilhelm. Reading Don’t Fix No Chevys: Literacy in the Lives of Young Men. Heinemann, 2002. Sullivan, Michael. Connecting Boys with Books: What Libraries Can Do. American Library Association, 2003. Notes 1. Doreen Kimura, “Sex Differences in the Brain,” Scientific American, September 1992, 118. 2. ” Time, March 7, 2005, 55. 3. Adam J. Cox, Boys of Few Words: Raising Our Sons to Communicate and Connect (New York: Guilford Press, 2006), 23. 4. Carla Hannaford, Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head (Arlington, VA: Great Ocean Publishers, 1995), 80.

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