From Pushups to Angel's Wings: Great Things Happen When Boys Read (Hardcover)

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Ever feel at a loss when you are wondering how to inspire kids to develop a love of reading? Then this book is for you Anyone interested in kids and their success will find this a great read The authors have compiled tales of achievement, based on real-life teaching and administrative experiences with boys who were reluctant readers. Each chapter contains an inspiring story meant to bolster your resolve and strengthen your skill set in working with male readers. This book is guaranteed to make you laugh and make you cry Each chapter also includes hints and suggestions for encouraging the developing reader.

Chapters focus on real-life scenarios that range from how to work with children who are growing up in poverty to the serendipities that meet anyone working with kids and even some thoughts on the current testing environment in education. The final chapters include a culmination of suggested best practices and how-to's

About the Author

Michael Shaffer spent just over 25 years as an elementary school principal who developed a boys' book club with over 100 boys who would skip recess to hang out with him to talk about books, and a Boys Read section of the library to facilitate the ease of book choice and access for boys. He has traveled all over the country speaking about getting boys to read. Ruth Jefferson has had an extensive career as a reading teacher and professor who specialized in the tough cases - those boys who were considered the most difficult to reach and teach to read. Her reading intervention work has literally made it possible for hundreds of boys and girls to master the art of reading, and for teachers-in-training and in-service professionals to gain skills in the art of literacy development.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781475863857
ISBN-10: 1475863853
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: December 15th, 2021
Pages: 124
Language: English