Bright Beginnings for Boys

Engaging Young Boys in Active Literacy

Debby Zambo and William G. Brozo

Debby Zambo and Bill Brozo bring their many years of kid and classroom experience to the complicated problem of boys' literacy. Bright Beginnings clearly describes where we are. It explores the physical, social, and cognitive roots of the challenge. And then it offers strategies to inspire male readers in the classroom, at home, and in the wider community. The subtitle says it all—engaging young boys in active literacy. This is our challenge for the 21st century.

— Jon Scieszka, award-winning author and creator of

Elementary educator Debby Zambo teams with William G. Brozo, author of the best-selling To Be a Boy, To Be a Reader, to bring you this essential resource on getting young boys hooked on reading at an early age. You'll find ways to structure your classroom to meet boys' needs, and discover ideas for using books to capture the attention and interests of boys. In addition, you'll find ideas for getting family and community members involved in boys' literacy development.

Additional resources include "Learning From a Character" segments that give suggestions of books you can use to get boys excited about reading; "About a Boy" vignettes that give voice to real-life boy readers; and an extensive appendix of engaging books that demonstrate positive values for boys.

© 2009 | 192 pp.
ISBN 13: 978-0-87207-683-9

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