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Getting boys to read, GuysRead

Getting boys to read, GuysRead

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    • Guys can love to read! Read funny poems, Robot Wars, gross facts, Beach reading, sports reading, animal reading: GUYS READ!
    • What about Poetry?
      My Turtle Is the Sporting Sort
      My turtle is the sporting sort.
      His sports are all extreme.
      He got so good at sleeping
      That he joined the napping team.
      He frequently competes
      At moving slowly in the yard,
      And, recently, he’s got the hang
      Of staring very hard.
      He races other turtles, seeing
      Who can come in last.
      I hope you weren’t expecting
      That my turtle would be fast.
      He’s not too fond of motion,
      So you’ll never see him run.
      He only plays the kinds of sports
      That turtles think are fun.
      --Ken Nesbitt
    • Ken Nesbitt
      Who is he?
      Ken loves to write funny poems for kids!
      He wrote his 1st poem in 1994 after his friend’s daughter tried EVERYTHING to get out of eating her dinner!
      He loves to write about funny and gross things that make boys laugh!
      Check out some of his books named in the next slide!
    • Books by Kenn Nesbitt
      Kenn is an author learned to love writing by writing about things he loved!
      Write funny poems
      Podcast about your favorite poem in the tech lab!
      Look up more poems on his site.
      Share what made you laugh!
      http://www.poetry4kids.com/
    • GROSS!
      Did you know that some of the grossest stuff on this planet…are some of the most fun facts to READ about it? These are fun books to check out!
      Pick one up, look through the super gross articles, after reading some of these, gross us out by sharing with the class!
      Oh, Yuck! The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty by Joy Masoff
      GROSS BOOKS by Mitchell Symons
    • GROSS US OUT, I DARE YOU!
    • GRAPHIC NOVELS, COMICS, JOKES!
      GUYS READ!
      It doesn’t matter what you’re reading—as long as you’re READING!
      Guys of all ages love a good joke, a great super hero or just any really cool story!
      Your school library, public library or neighborhood book store offers these great genres!
    • Check these pics out!
    • GUY Facts!
      Surveys show that both boys and girls are at about the same level of understanding in math, but in verbal skills, girls roughly surpass the boys.
      And independent research organization confirms that boys have fallen behind in reading in every single state. :O
      the Center on Education Policy, an independent research organization, found, that in elementary schools, about 79 percent of girls could read at a level deemed “proficient,” compared with 72 percent of boys.
    • GUYS READ…
      Why might boys be having trouble
      Biologically, boys are slower to develop than girls and often struggle with reading and writing skills early on.
      The action-oriented, competitive learning style of many boys works against them learning to read and write
      Many books boys are asked to read don’t appeal to them. They aren’t motivated to want to read.
      As a society, we teach boys to suppress feelings. Boys aren’t practiced and often don’t feel comfortable exploring the emotions and feelings found in fiction.
      Boys don’t have enough positive male role models for literacy. Because the majority of adults involved in kids’ reading are women, boys might not see reading as a masculine activity.
    • LEVELED READERS
      DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE LEVEL YOU ARE READING!
      TEACHERS WILL APPRECIATE ANY READING YOU ARE DOING ON YOUR OWN!
      ORAL QUIZZING WITH KUDOS CAN BE AN INCENTIVE FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS!
    • Genres for Guys!
      Biographies (don’t be afraid to check out books on real people).
      Historical Readings ( Some of our countries most famous war, people, events, etc., can be found in this section).
      Sports(stats and info on all sports should be available to any guys).
      Reference books(Guiness books of world records, Believe or not are books all levels love to read).
    • Reading Responses for GUYS
      Make sports card for famous athletes you read about.
      Create your own Ghost Story after reading Texas tales.
      Make your own CD, Game, magazine cover based on the elements of a read.
      Create your own movie poster for your own fave book!
    • So, What R U Going 2 do‘bout it?
      Expand our definition of reading.
      Include boy-friendly nonfiction, humor, comics, graphic novels, action-adventure, magazines, websites, audiobooks, and newspapers in school reading. Let boys know that all these materials count as reading.
      Give boys choice.
      Motivate guys to want to read by letting them choose texts they will enjoy. Find out what they want. Let them choose from a new, wider range of reading.
      Be realistic. Start small.
      Boys aren’t believing that “Reading is wonderful.” Reading is often difficult and boring for them. Let’s start with “Here is one book/magazine/text you might like.”
      For more info or cool advice check out the GUYS READ site:
      http://www.guysread.com/about/
    • The Big Cheese: Jon Scieszka, National Ambassador for Young People Literature
      Jon Scieszka: A former grade-school teacher, he’s also the creator of Guys Read (www.guysread.com), a literacy program that wants boys to know that reading can be just as absorbing as waving a Wii controller.
      He was the first National Ambassador for Young Peoples Literature.
      Wanted to raise “national awareness of the importance of childrens books.”
    • GUYS to the rescue! :D
      The more you read the more you know.
      The more you know the more power you have
      Power= Leadership!
    • GUYS and Mother Earth
      After visiting South Padre Island’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center my boys learned that the more knowledge they had the more power they had fighting against the harms against Sea Turtles. Mother Earth’s oceans must be protected by people who know about the dangers that are affecting her environment! We only have One Ocean, so we only have one chance to make sure its being protected and treated the right way. So, What are you going to do about the Dangers that our coming to our ocean?
    • You will make the right choice!
      Once you know the facts, I know you will find it impossible to not help out! Read and Learn about our beaches! Our sea turtles need your help!
    • Sources Cited:Oh, Yuck! The Encyclopedia of Everything Nastyby Joy Masoffwww.guysread.comwww.poetry4kids.comKenn Nesbitwww.freeplaymusic.comSong: Pitch Black