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  1. 1. Boys and books club<br />Michael Williams, Central Dauphin School District<br />Jack Clemente, and Jacob Hoffman, Assistant Presenters<br />
  2. 2. Why?<br />Study how boys select and come to books<br />Motivation to read…what drives them?<br />Provide an opportunity for boys to gather together in a nontraditional settingto read<br />Increase reading achievement<br />Create life-long reading habits<br />Reading is for everyone!<br />Positive experiences with literacy will lead to success in school for boys. <br />
  3. 3. Reading Rockets: Boys and Books<br />Thoughts from Jon Scieszka<br />
  4. 4. William Brozo<br />
  5. 5. Best Books for Boys?<br />Matthew D. Zbaracki<br />
  6. 6. What?<br />Author Study <br />Series Study <br />Genre Study<br />Individual Books <br />Boys’ Picks<br />Graphic Novels<br />
  7. 7. Author Study<br />DavPilkey<br /><br />Jon Scieszka<br /><br />Dan Gutman<br /><br />
  8. 8. Series Study<br />Weird School Series by Dan Gutman<br />Captain Underpants Series by DavPilkey<br />Stink Series by Megan McDonald<br />
  9. 9. Genre Study<br />Newspapers<br />Scavenger Hunt<br />Comics<br />Magazines<br />Sports Illustrated for Kids<br />National Geographic for Kids<br />Historical Fiction<br />Civil War – Create Your Own Adventure<br />Magic Tree House<br />
  10. 10. Individual Read Aloud<br />
  11. 11. Boys’ Picks<br />Adventures in Cartooning<br />Pilot and Huxley<br />
  12. 12. Graphic Novels<br />
  13. 13. How would you use this book?<br />Select a book from the table<br />Imagine that you were reading this book with a group of boys <br />Complete the 3-2-1 about the book<br />Share<br />3 things you think boys would like about the book<br />2 activities you could try with the boys using this book<br />1 concern you may have about using the book<br />
  14. 14. How? <br />Classroom Research Grant<br />Boys and Books Club began in an After School Club setting (January 2010)<br />Continued during lunch time for a half hour<br />Shared books while we ate lunch<br />Most recently we have been reading sections of the Boys Book of Adventure.<br />
  15. 15. Classroom Research Grant<br />Action research in the classroom<br />Collect data and make observations to support current practices or make instructional changes<br />Grant up to $500 (half to start research, second half at conclusion of research)<br />Deadline to apply is December 15th<br />Must be KSRA member to apply<br />
  16. 16. Findings <br />Boys were much more willing to share their thoughts about books in an “exclusive” setting as opposed to whole classroom setting<br />Book talks or recommendations from a male role model helped to get them interested in new books or books they may not have considered<br />Help to build friendships among boys that centered around the basis of books<br />Motivation to read increased<br />
  17. 17. Survey Results<br />Reading a book is something that I like to do…<br />
  18. 18. Survey Results<br />I tell my friends about books I read…<br />
  19. 19. Survey Results<br />Reading is…<br />
  20. 20. Survey Results<br />What types of books do you like to read?<br />
  21. 21. Survey Results<br />Do you have a favorite author?<br />January 2010<br />Yes – 4 (Mary Pope Osburne – 2, Dr. Seuss, and Tedd Arnold)<br />No – 1 <br />October 2010<br />Yes – 4 (Dr. Seuss, Dan Gutman, Roald Dahl, and DavPilkey)<br />No – 1 <br />
  22. 22. Survey Results<br />Do you know of any books that you would like to read right now?<br />January 2010<br />Yes – 3 (Fly Guy books, History books, Civil War books, Magic Tree House books.)<br />No – 2 <br />October 2010<br />Yes – 5 (Diary of a Wimpy Kid – 3, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Hardy Boys, Star Wars, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs)<br />
  23. 23. Survey Results<br />What are some things that really get you excited about reading books?<br />January 2010<br />“It sounds real,” after school clubs, going to the book fair, going to the library, getting comfy in bed, and “the funny stuff.”<br />October 2010<br />Summaries on the back of books, learning books, “when they do something funny,” “the cool things in them,” and Mr. Williams<br />
  24. 24. Survey Results<br />Who gets you excited about reading books?<br />January 2010<br />Mom – 3, Dad – 2, Teachers – 1, Friend – 1 <br />October 2010<br />Mr. Williams – 4, The people in it (the book club) – 1 <br />
  25. 25. Next Steps<br />Use a magazine to “blog” thoughts and feelings using a wikispace.<br />Examine achievement gains in reading from the start of the book club until now.<br />Boys, Books, and Breakfast <br />
  26. 26. How can you start a book club?<br />Consider the following factors that would be necessary in order to start a boys books club<br />Time – When will you meet?<br />Books – Do you have the books that boys like?<br />Money – Can you purchase books that you may need?<br />Boys – How will you get the boys involved?<br />Parents & Principal – Will they support you?<br />Think-Pair-Share<br />
  27. 27. Other Books to Consider<br />George Brown, Class Clown Series by Nancy Krulik<br />Horrid Henry Series by Francesca Simon<br />The Curse of the Campfire Weenies and Other Warped and Creepy Tales by David Lubar<br />The Boys’ Book of Greatness and The Boys’ Book of Survival<br />Bailey School Kids Series by Debbie Dadey<br />Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series by Jeff Kinney<br />Nonfiction books – topics related to the boy<br />What other books can you add to the list?<br />
  28. 28. Take a moment and list three important points about boys and books and then write what you feel is the most important thing that you have learned today.<br />The most important thing is… <br />
  29. 29. Internet Resources <br /><br /><br /><br />
  30. 30. Thank you!<br />Michael Williams<br /><br />Questions? <br />