Overcoming the obstacle course



Title Overcoming the obstacle course: teenage boys and reading; boy books, girl books: should we re-organize our school library collections?; guys and reading; where the boys are..; from "boys' life" to "thrasher": boys and magazines; connecting with boys at lunch: a success story; motivating boys as beginning readers
Author(s) Patrick Jones, Dawn Cartwright Fiorelli, Ray Doiron, Jon Scieszka, Allison Haupt, Ruth E. Cox, Robie Martin, Julie Dahlhauser
Journal Teacher Librarian
Date 2003
Volume 30
Start page 9
Abstract Includes seven articles that discuss overcoming obstacles to getting teenage boys to read. Highlights include what teacher-librarians can do; what boys see as obstacles; material selection; collection organization; gender issues; learning differences; magazines; lunchtime book discussion groups; motivating boys as beginning readers; and popular book titles for boys. (LRW)

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