Thank you to my work Dad Friend, who also has a blog called adverlicio.us, an online ad archive, for this great article from the Wall Street Journal on How to Raise Boys Who Read by Thomas Spence with a note that says “Hint: Not with Gross-Out Books and Video Game Bribes.” Spence is apparently disgusted by the pandering of publishers to reluctant boy readers with Gross-Out books and proposes a simple solution that worked for his 6 (that’s right, folks, SIX!!!!) boys: TURN OFF THE SCREENS! FILL THE HOUSE WITH GOOD BOOKS.
I believe that all it takes to create a reader is the right book. Finding that tale is the trick. So how do you pick books that will hook reluctant readers? Each child is different, with very particular tastes. Nevertheless, here are some key elements that engage child readers, along with some suggested titles …
This is from FunKidsLive. It looked like a great book series for reluctant boy readers. NERDS (which stands for National Espionage, Rescue and Defense Society) is a new book series by Michael Buckley.
There is a lot of talk on the internet in the Reluctant Reader arena that graphic novels are a legitimate vehicle for literacy. I, for one, agree! Graphic novels tell stories both through images and words. If this gets a Reluctant Reader excited to read more, what is not to like?
This is from Home and Family Blog. Thank you Home and Family blog for this great list of ideas of How To Make Reading Fun!
This article is from Child First. I know that many of us parents are gearing up for summer reading both to get our kids to enjoy reading and to complete summer homework assignments. If your child does not love to read, this can be really stressful for both parent and child. This is a great article that give Tips for Encouraging Struggling Readers.