is a collection of children's books that I have had in my classroom library over
the years. I have noticed in that time that they are favourites of all kids in
the age group but especially the guys that aren't so keen on reading. These children's
books offer many experiences that get the kids talking about what is in the book.
You need to celebrate the books with them.
Group - 7 & 8 Year Old Boys esp Reluctant Readers
Underpants Boxed Set-
Ahhh, toilet humor. Is there any better genre for engaging
boys. Funny thing is that there is some very fun pun
and plays on words that provide that 'leg up' to the
next level. OK, it is not going to get them to 'dramatic
irony' but it is a step on the way :)
My sister teaches boys and she recommends this. It is
therefore good by nature :)
Goosebumps- OK, yes I'll agree they are all very similar but
the lads love them and it gets them reading. Check out
a few Goosebumps books then discuss formulaic writing
Cool Science Experiments - get the lads reading
stuff and deciding which experiments they'd like to try.
You might need to but a few ingredients but it gives the
lads a real context to read in.
Cool Practical Jokes
- Yep. OK we've seen most of them before but if you
celebrate the tricks and pretend like it is the first
time you have ever seen them the kids will be inspired
to impress you.
Cool Magic Tricks- set them the task of performing
a magic show for - you, your family - grandparents - video
for YouTube etc.