I agree that was interesting!!! I have been thinking about how I cn apply it to history though????
Do you remember the names of any of the non-fiction books/literature?
Lynne - that's a thought!! If you're having trouble with boys (or girls even!) engaging in a particular period of history I suppose you could try and put it into context for them by sourcing a story or biography that gives a true-life account, or is told from a real persons perspective? Something they can relate to? Mind you, I thought Horrible Histories were taking care of that problem!!Brian - We really looked at genres rather than specific titles,such as biography/autobiography, sports writers, travel writers, explorers, journals etc I like reading Bill Bryson who has written several travelogue/diary books about Britain and America, some are better than others, but he cracks me up sometimes. For reluctant readers it's a question of finding out what interests them eg a sport or sporting hero, and finding a good book aobut it somewhere.
Yeah there are quite a few good books and I like that are so many leaflets that point you in the right direction. I wish I had more time to do more reading. Are you doing primary? Did you do a book chain?
for teaching boys there was a really good doc on recently about how to teach boys called 'Extraordinary School For Boys' loads of tips on how to make boys interested in literature!
The TV show Laura talked about was interesting but tricky to apply more widely? the principles he worked on were interesting though. If I remember correctly,he said he thought education for boys should be competitive, should be challenging and should involve risk. What do you think? Is this true for all boys? Is it true only for boys?