There was an interesting program on NHPR's The Front Porch last night about Boys and Literacy. Liz Bulkley's guests were Ralph Fletcher, author of Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices and UNH Professor Tom Newkirk, author of Misreading Masculinity: Boys, Literacy, and Popular Culture. I would encourage you to check out the online audio if you missed the program as it was a good discussion about how writing is taught in school and how that relates to the reading and writing skills among boys.
There are some other good resources on this topic as well which you might want to check out:
Connecting Boys with Books by Michael Sullivan is a very good resource on this topic. He also has a blog called Boy Meets Book.
Author Jon Scieszka has a project called Guys Read. Their mission is "to motivate boys to read by connecting them with materials they will want to read, in ways they like to read. "
Are there other good resources out there on this issue? I would love to hear about them! Please leave a comment.