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E-Kitap 1382805-1001 Z1039 .B67 S85 2009 ALA E-Kitap Koleksiyonu

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In his hugely successful Connecting Boys with Books (2003), Sullivan delved into the problem that reading skills of pre-adolescent boys lag behind those of girls in the same age group. In this companion book, Sullivan digs even deeper, melding his own experiences as an activist with perspectives gleaned from other industry experts to help you Learn about the books that boys love to read Uncover the signs that point to the reading gap Find creative new programming ideas to match boys' interests Establish a strategic blueprint for boys and readingDrawing on more than 20 years of experience, Sullivan shows how to reinvigorate the sense of excitement that boys felt when they first heard a picture book being read aloud.

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As a follow-up to Connecting Boys with Books: What Libraries Can Do (2003), Sullivan now considers some of the research being done and reasons for the gap between boys and girls in this area. He looks at developmental differences between boys and girls and how our culture views reading as a leisure activity. He also looks at materials that will attract male readers. His concern is not necessarily the boy who cannot read but the aliterate boy the one who can read but chooses not to. Chapter notes and related bibliographies add to the usefulness of this insightful and thought-provoking book. A must-read for librarians, teachers, parents, and anyone working with educating young boys.--Glantz, Shelley Copyright 2009 Booklist

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Sullivan makes a clear case for his belief that what boys like to read and what we think of as "good literature" are not the same thing. His premise is that if we are to close the reading gap between boys and girls, the female-dominated professions of teaching and librarianship need to embrace boy's literature, boy-friendly formats, and programming. This second volume builds upon the work Sullivan has done since the first volume was published in 2003. He states that while a lot has changed in five years-"people are not only willing to talk about boys and reading, they are eager to do so"-ultimately all this recognition must translate into action. He describes a successful "Literary Lunch" program he implemented. Other programs are included, along with ideas on how to expose boys to story, promote reading to them, and create a culture of literacy in order for them to succeed. The author gives a clear definition throughout the book of the differences between boys and girls and how to apply this knowledge to closing the reading gap. A must-read for all librarians and media specialists.-Renee McGrath, Nassau Library System, Uniondale, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Introduction: Five Years on the Front Linesp. 1
Chapter 1 A Blueprint for Boys and Readingp. 5
Chapter 2 The Reading Gapp. 14
Chapter 3 Boys and Girls Are Differentp. 24
Chapter 4 Read for Fun, Read Foreverp. 36
Chapter 5 Exposing Boys to Storyp. 47
Chapter 6 Honoring Boys' Literaturep. 59
Chapter 7 Promoting Reading to Boysp. 73
Chapter 8 Creating the Culture of Literacyp. 87
Conclusion: Boys and Reading-What the Future Holdsp. 99
Bibliographyp. 105
Indexp. 111