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Martin Burrett

Are girls really better at reading than boys - or are the tests painting a false picture? - 22 views

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    In reading tests at school, girls tend to be ahead of boys, in all age groups and in all countries. But in young adults, there is suddenly no longer any difference between men's and women's reading skills. Why is that? Could the answer be in the way the tests are designed?
Maria Papazoglou

▶ Gareth Malone's Extraordinary School for Boys - Episode 3 of 3 - YouTube - 28 views

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    Episode 3 of Gareth Malone's quest to raise achievement and engagement in reading and writing in six months.
C CC

Get Boys Engaged in Reading - Throw Away Your Reading Scheme! - 134 views

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    "The gender gap between boys and girls reading is extremely worrying. Boys with poor reading skills will struggle to succeed at school and throughout life."
meldar

10 books to help boost young boys' reading | Books | The Guardian - 161 views

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    Some excellent selections for grade 3 - 8 on here!
Sydney Lacey

Teacher Magazine: Boys Trail Girls in Reading; Can Fart Jokes Help? - 32 views

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    Parents of reluctant readers complain that boys are forced to stick to stuffy required school lists that exclude nonfiction or silly subjects, or have teachers who cater to higher achievers and girls. They're hoping books that exploit boys' love of bodily functions and gross-out humor can close the gap.
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