This comprehensive overview of the challenging issues around boys and reading includes strategies and practical solutions for helping struggling readers. Interviews by the author reveal the literacy challenges, struggles, tastes, and values of boys and men. These "real" voices provide valuable insights into how we can support boys in their journey towards becoming successful readers and writers. David Booth offers a wealth of techniques for promoting an alternative culture of literacy in school and home settings in order that: boys who can't read are helped, boys who don't read become motivated, and boys who do read find enrichment. Essential reading for teachers who want to guide boys to a love of reading.
About the author
David Booth was Professor Emeritus at OISE–University of Toronto, where he trained teachers to use innovative ways to promote literacy among children for more than 30 years. A prolific author and popular international speaker, David delighted thousands with his energy, enthusiasm, and commitment. Although David passed away in 2018, his dedication to literacy, and his superb body of work in the field, form a lasting legacy in Canadian education.
Other titles by David Booth
What Is a "Good" Teacher?
Questions and answers that meet the needs of real teachers in K-12 classrooms
Exploding the Reading
Building a world of responses from one small story; 50 interactive strategies for increasing comprehension
Creating stories through role playing, improvising and reading aloud
Reading Doesn't Matter Anymore…
Shattering the myths of literacy
For building successful reading and writing
The Arts Go to School
Classroom-based activities that focus on music, painting, drama, movement, media, and more
I've Got Something to Say
How student voices inform our teaching
This book is not about drama...
it's about new ways to inspire students