RE 5040 Fall 2011
say what, Rachel?
Mon Nov 28, 2011 15:31

You have NO boys who can read, at all, in your classroom? I'm lost. And if that's really the case, it seems you need a boys club even more desperately than our 3 presenters. Lots of ways to read when you can't: listen to someone else read, read along with Tumblebooks (free access through the Peoria Library--google them), read TarHeel Reader books (, and more. Ask Lori B. or Randi L. for a copy of handout from RE 5111, 11/28--includes 10 ways to read when you can't.

  • Boys' reading interest - Rachel Hicks, Sat Nov 19 12:24
    Your presentation was amazing. If I had boys that could read in my classroom, I would love to start a boys' reading club. I think the whole idea of trying to get boys excited about reading is... more
    • say what, Rachel? - koppenhaverd, Mon Nov 28 15:31
      • RE: say what :-) - Rachel Hicks, Mon Dec 5 18:42
        I guess, by that definition of reading. Meaning the ability to listen and understand text, read/recognize environmental print, then YES all of my students can read in some way shape or form. I guess... more
      • Tarheel Reader - burchamal, Mon Nov 28 17:18
        I had never used TarHeel Reader Books until recently and my students with reading difficulties love it. One student in particular who is reading at a mid-year 1st grade level (I teach 4th) loves to... more
    • what boys liked - Tonya Isenhour, Sun Nov 20 14:59
      In my group I had second grade, so I chose the books for them. I based that descision on research evidence that boys at this age still view reading as fun and enjoyable.
      • personalized interests - koppenhaverd, Mon Nov 28 15:36
        I love how all of you responded in unique ways to your students' interests but kept the same basic framework. Another thing that boys like according to research (and my experience sure confirms this) ... more
        • reply to koppenhaver - Lori Vestal, Mon Dec 5 19:36
          Dr. Koppenhaver, I explored the websites you have linked. The Alice story seemed interesting, is that supposed to be like an on going story as it happens?? I also wonder about what effect is... more
        • using technology - Ruth Ann Timmons, Tue Nov 29 01:04
          It was only a matter of time that children would follow the examples of parents and other adults they see reading using the newest technology. After all, kids often seem to easily dive into using the ... more
    • Books we read - Amanda Solesbee, Sat Nov 19 23:02
      My boys love the historical genre to where they can relate themselves to the event taking place in the book. They will always ask after reading a certain part of the book if they can go online or... more
    • reply to Rachel - Lori Vestal, Sat Nov 19 17:29
      Rachel, I read mainly animal books with my group of boys. Because of time, we did not get a chance to explore many different genres, but I would like to if we continue this activity. On one meeting I ... more
      • re: reply - Rachel Hicks, Sat Nov 19 17:42
        Anytime that the students say that a book should be longer is a great thing. If that ever happens again, you should give them time to write an alternative ending. I think that would be a wonderful... more
        • re: reply - Ruth Ann Timmons, Thu Dec 1 22:53
          Great idea Rachel. I love when my kids are excited about the stories we read in class. When they ask to re-read a book- its the best! I think they would really enjoy writing their own ending.
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RE 5040 Fall 2011