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Lads and dads reading or similar

Discussion in 'English' started by robertanewiss, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. robertanewiss

    robertanewiss New commenter

    Hi all,

    I'm thinking of organising a lads and dads reading challenge/open session / something like. Has anyone done this kind of activity and have any useful information, resources, tips etc?

    I'm not an English specialist just keen to get my bottoms set year six boys moving up.

    What happens with kids that don't have dad around?

    R x
  2. An event like this happened at a placement school I was at. I wasn't involved so don't know all the details. What I do know is that certain students were targeted, they came in one evening with any male role model (dad/uncle/brother/grandad etc). They managed to get a local footballer in to read with the children. Sorry I don't know more. By the way, this was in a secondary school.
  3. I think this is an excellent idea, I have not done this myself but have worked very hard trying to get some of my boys engeged in reading. I found that they were very interested in books related to other things they enjoyed such as: video games, war hammer or sports. Some of them became really engaged in choose-your-own-adventure books, as they could choose what they could do and some books involved them keeping points, objects and health etc...
    I would recommend looking at some books like these[​IMG]

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