Activities and ideas to support and inspire boys to write with confidence (Years 4-8 / Ages: 10-14)
Research shows that, in general, boys do not write as well as girls. Many boys are less interested in the writing process and less motivated to engage in it. Yet success in writing underpins success in many other areas. So how to help raise achievement and how to motivate these boys? This book, authored by a specialist writing teacher, concisely summarises the problems associated with motivating boys to write and identifies clear ways to help. The writing tasks and prompts have been carefully chosen to appeal to boys, focusing on fun and action-packed topics. The follow-up activities include discussion points to enhance boys’ learning of this vital skill.
- Examines why boys tend to be less successful in writing than girls
- Suggests ways to help raise achievement
- Provides stimulating and fun writing tasks to engage boys
- Includes follow-up activities to reinforce writing skills and motivate further writing