Boys & Families Literacy Strengths Resources
Victoria Clay & Deborah Hartman
This resource manual focuses on the literacy strengths of boys and families to enhance boys’ literacy. By drawing on their interests and skills, and their uses of non-traditional literacy materials, it is possible to improve boys’ engagement and motivation in literacy activities at school.
Included are three surveys developed through interviews with mothers, fathers and boys. The boys’ surveys will tell you what your boys are interested in and what your boys like to read. The manual will show you how to use that information in the classroom and provides a step-bystep guide to using those interests and alternate literacy materials in the classroom.