TITLE

The Boys in Literacy Initiative: Molding Adolescent Boys into Avid Readers

AUTHOR(S)
Mitchell, Randolph; Murphy, Robert M.; Peters, Jodie M.
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Principal;Mar/Apr2008, Vol. 87 Issue 4, p70
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on reading instruction for adolescent boys. It explains that girls traditionally get better results on literacy assessment tests than boys and that reading is often perceived by boys as an activity which is not masculine. It describes a program in Alexandria, Virginia called the Boys in Literacy Initiative which promotes reading among boys by organizing book clubs and choosing popular genres. The membership of the club is also discussed.
ACCESSION #
30752081

 

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