As a reading specialist, I work with struggling readers, and most of them are boys. I spend a lot of my time gearing my lessons to boys. It is true they like nonfiction, but I have to get some fiction in somehow!
So, I am linking up with Courtney from Swimming into Second for her Best Books for Boys Linky Party.
Another great read aloud series is Skppyjon Jones by Judy Schachner. Skippyjon is a kitty with a wild imagination, something boys definitely can relate to. He is always running around with Los Chimichangos to save someone from a "bad guy". The best part, all of these adventures happen in his closet! There is also an easy reader for students to read with some help.
Now that Zack is reading on a third grade level, chapter books are important. I also find this with my "higher" third grade group. I don't work with a lot of chapter books with my groups because they get too overwhelmed with them and the content since they are getting them with their reading groups. They love graphic novels at this age, but some are way over their heads. Here are some books that I have found to catch their interest.
And one last one...
Well, I was not going to link up again, but this is near and dear to me as a reading specialist and mom to a boy who doesn't always like to read. It is definitely all about finding the right books for boys to read. Motivation is key!
So, what books do you use to get boys to read? Or do you need some ideas? Go over to Swimming into Second to find out! And if you link up, you could win a $25 gift card!
Until next time!