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How to get boys reading?


Area of Concern: Reading Comprehension

Submitted by: Teacher

Grade Level: Early Education

Competency: Below Level

What do you suggest I do to get my boys excited about reading? Our boys are scoring about 50% lower than our girls on the reading portion of our standardized tests, and I have been given the task of trying to get those scores up. Thank you.



Thanks for your inquiry. We’ve helped many teachers get their students excited about reading. Our most popular program for this purpose is Reading Comprehension Booster. It provides high interest, lower level material that helps students improve their reading comprehension, as well as increase and utilize their reading skills.

I also suggest you look at Reading Skill Builder. It has a variety of reading activities (vocabulary-in-context, main idea, author’s purpose, etc.) that help students transition to read at higher levels. The program has explanations for each answer and provides a lot of support for struggling readers.

Both programs are designed for students who read at 3rd through 5th grade levels.

Good luck!

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