Literacy is a right of all people. “The great object to be accomplished in reading as a rhetorical exercise is, to convey to the hearer, fully and clearly, the ideas and feelings of the writer.” McGuffey, William Holmes
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Boys Don't Read, Except When They Do
"Baby boys tend to develop speech about a month or two later than girls" This is not why we have so many problems with boys and literacy! When generalizations become the rule of pedagogical theory we lower expectations. "Boy are good at math" "Girls are good at reading and writing" "Boys are good at science" If we expect girls or boys to develop academic skills slower or later we will make it happen! The brains of all boys and girls are amazingly capable when you believe in ability and expect great things.