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Even Hockey Players Read

Boys, literacy, and learning

by (author) David Booth

Pembroke Publishers
Initial publish date
Feb 2014
Professional Development
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2002
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Feb 2014
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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.


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