There are no differences between reading preferences of boys and girls before 9 Greatest different are between 10-13B and G in the middle grades (10-13) share a preference for mystery (mostly) and also humor, adventure and animals. Preferences of boys in the middle grades include nonfiction, adventure, sports, sci fi, fantasy storiesGirls in the middle grades like fantasy, animal, romance and stories about people. 5. Developing Critical Readers- According to class readings (especially Bigelow) is it sufficient to rely on state-adopted textbooks to develop critical readers? Why or why not? What alternatives are recommended?
6. Developing Teaching Strategies- Be able to identify and describe those mentioned in the Lynch-Brown text, Chapter 13 1. Sharing Literature from Oral Traditions through storytelling Teachers bring oral stories to life through personal expression and interpretation and can use them to establish a close connection with students. Oral storytelling should be a regular part of classroom read-aloud experiences. 2. Independent Reading by students- another way for students to experience good literature is to read it to themselves. Many schools have instituted sustained silent reading programs to promote reading habit in students. 3. Booktalks -
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