Motivating boys to read

In order to foster a love of reading among KS2 – KS3 pupils teachers need to ensure that these children have access to to age related and interest -appropriate reading material. On strategy is to draw on a range of texts that they consider children would enjoy during reading contexts. For example, a teacher may keep an eye on pupils who have reached a point of discouragement in relation to their reading and counter it by pointing out that different types of text such as social networks, websites and magazines are valid and important platforms for a reader in today’s society. Increasing talk about what reading is another important motivational strategy. Encourage buys to discuss books they have read with each other. Some learners find it hard to visualise from books so a good idea is to encourage them to read books based on films they may have watched – the Harry Potter series is an excellent example of this.