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Getting Boys to Read

How to engage young male readers?

"While little boys often start out loving to read and loving the library, it's easy to lose them by the time they reach upper elementary school. There are all kinds of explanations why. Boys often gravitate toward nonfiction and librarians and teachers are often fiction lovers; boys see male role models "doing" rather than reading, boys receive negative feedback on the type of reading that does engage their interest, boys may be less verbal and as their reading material advances, they struggle to maintain skills and interest. So how we can engage our young male readers and keep them engaged year after year -- which we know will enrich their lives as well as help them keep up academically in countless ways? .....

Read the article for some great ideas.