Monday, September 27, 2010

Guys Read - Getting Boys to Read

Guys Read

We all know that boys... ahem... young men are some of the hardest students when it comes to teaching reading.  That's where Guys Read comes in. 

Guys Read is a web site that helps connect boys with books.  Hmm... Let's try that again...  This time in an R. Lee Emery-in-Full-Metal-Jacket-drill-sergeant tone of voice...

Guys Read is a manly web site, made by a manly man, that teaches other manly young men about how awesome books are.  Biff!  Pow!  Bam!

There are no wimpy drop-down search-me menus here.  No-sir-ee-Bob!  There's a list here.  A manly list.  A manly list with manly topics like, "Action/Adventure," "Dragons," "How to Build Stuff," "War," and, my personal favorite, "At Least One Explosion."  Now who wouldn't want to jump into somethin' like THAT, huh?  THAT'S THE GOOD STUFF, SON!  NOW GO GETCHA' SOME!

So, maybe you're still not convinced that this is all this namby-pamby "encouragement" is all that necessary.  Click the "Guys and Reading" link for research supporting the need to GET MORE GUYS READING. DON'T YOU CLICK THAT BACK BUTTON, SON! CAN'CHA SEE I'M TEACHIN' YA' SOMETHIN' HERE!

While we're at it, why don't you STUDY LIKE A SCHOLAR, SCHOLAR"You're in the library with THE MAN YOUR GRADES COULD BE LIKE!"  (That awesome spoof ad for the Brigham Young University Library)

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