Boys Will Be Boys: How You Can Keep Them Reading and Writing

Presenter: Bryan Gidinski

This presentation will examine some of the trends in the literacy development of boys and will address some of the concerns that have been raised about the gap between boys and girls in reading and writing performance assessments. Bryan will provide some reflections on his work with boys in intermediate classes and offer some suggestions to help enhance teachers’ abilities to implement curriculum that supports the unique learning needs of boys. Bryan will provide some insight into engaging boys in literature, both fiction and non-fiction, how to assist boys to make reading selections that will keep them engaged and motivated to read, and how to get them invested in expressing themselves in written form.

Audience: Teachers of Grades 4 – 9

Duration: 3 hours

Handout and Supporting Material (Boys Will Be Boys)





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