Bright Beginnings for Boys
Engaging young boys in active literacy
Author: Debby Zambo and William G. Brozo
Format: 178 pp book
Publisher: International Reading Association 2009
Audience: Teacher resource
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Motivate your grade K–3 boy students by incorporating picture books with characters who demonstrate positive values and using strategies targeted to boys’ unique learning needs. Elementary educator Debby Zambo teams with William G. Brozo, author of the bestselling To Be a Boy, To Be a Reader: Engaging Pre-Teen and Adolescent Boys in Active Literacy, to bring you this essential resource on getting young boys hooked on reading at an early age.
You’ll learn how boys develop cognitively and emotionally, find ways to structure your classroom to meet the boys’ needs, and discover ideas for using books to capture the attention and interests of boys. In addition, you’ll find ideas for getting family and community members involved in boys’ literacy development. Additional resources include 'Learning From a Character' segments that give suggestions of books with positive values you can use to get boys excited about reading; 'About a Boy' vignettes that give voice to real-life young male readers; and an extensive appendix of engaging picture books specifically for boys, organised by the positive values the books demonstrate.