Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, are often prescribed powerful medications to help them stay focused in school. But adding white noise to a classroom may be just as effective as drugs at aiding learning among these pupils, suggest the surprising results of a Scandinavian study.
Reading list for boys, grades 1-6. I love to find books that excite reluctant readers. The key is to find that magic intersection that marries your child’s just-right level with content that matches their interest and a layout that is visually appealing (small chunks of text broken by pictures, larger font size, etc.). Alas, this is a moving target. I have an actual person that I select these books for, my youngest son’s best friend’s older brother who is a 4th grader with my oldest. My mom friends have had success with these books for their reluctant boy readers and suggests you try them. If you want to purchase a book, click on the image of the book to buy at Amazon.com.
This is from Imagine Learning who turned to Ann Lodgson, a school psychologist who specializes in helping parents and teachers help struggling students. Click here for entire article.
This is a great blog post on Partnered Reading to encourage your reluctant reader to read from http://PracticalPages.wordpress.com She also gives some great resources if you need further advice.
These tips are from Dr. Abby. I have more posts on Reluctant Readers here
I met Jen Robinson at KidLitCon 2010 which was a great thrill for me because I am a HUGE fan of her excellent blog, Jen Robinson’s Book Page. My work friend, Nat, sent me this link so I am excited to share her words of wisdom on Boys and Summer Reading.
I wanted to spend this week covering books and strategies for reluctant boy readers and I had all these great posts that I found during the past year stored up, so here they are! This was a great post by The Hate Mongering Tart about writer Andy Sherrod who gives book suggestions and tips for getting boys to read:
Thank you to everyone who sent in photos. I love seeing kids caught in the act of reading and hope that it inspires you to keep your kids reading this summer! I will be posting a slew of reading lists for anyone who needs inspiration while at the library. Thank you again everyone for your support for this feature! I can’t do it without you!
Yikes, I am almost out of pics of kids caught in the act of reading!!! Please, please, please take pity on me and send more to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
And thank you to the nice people who sent in photos for this week! I know two of them; middle grade author Karen Day and Mama C and the Boys whose excellent blog arrives daily into my email box! Thank you to readers Elizabeth and Hope for their cuties caught in the act of reading!