Bright Beginnings for Boys: Engaging Young Boys in Active Literacy

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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. It features 'About a Boy' vignettes that give voice to real-life young male readers; and an extensive appendix of engaging picture books specifically for boys, organized by the positive values the books demonstrate.

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''If you are a teacher, and you have been struggling to connect your boys with reading, this book is for you. Debby Zambo and Bill Brozo bring their many years of kid and classroom experience to the complicated problem of boys' literacy. Bright Beginnings clearly describes where we are. It explores the physical, social, and cognitive roots of the challenge. And then it offers strategies to inspire male readers in the classroom, at home, and in the wider community. The subtitle says it all - engaging young boys in active literacy. This is our challenge for the 21st century.'' --Jon Scieszka, award-winning author and creator of GuysRead.com

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