As teachers know, boys love nonfiction and this is backed by research. Boys do well remembering facts and figures. This week, I was reading a book about reindeer to my class and my boys could remember so many specific facts about reindeer the next day. They remembered more than I did.
I've noticed in my classroom library that I have mostly fiction books. In second grade, boys will read fiction books but they are drawn to the nonfiction books. I know that I need to do better to get my boys reading and loving to read so I thought I would host a linky party so we could all share ideas about books that boys love.
You can join the linky party by linking up below.
These smart word readers are a huge hit in my classroom. They are always in some one's book box.
This "Who Was.." biography series was really popular in my classroom last year. About half my class loved reading biographies and these were very appealing to them. There's a whole bunch of them with famous Americans and other famous world leaders. My girls loved these too because I had some with Annie Oakley, Helen Keller, and Sacagawea.
This book was shown at the training that I attended. It has lots of interesting, gross stories that the boys will love. I went to the Scholastic Warehouse sale today nearest my house and found it there. I can't wait to introduce it to my boys.
These sports alphabet books by Brad Herzog are great for boys. There's a whole bunch of them you can find if you search for the author's name.
"Remarkable Reindeer" has been a big hit in my classroom lately. The other Science Vocabulary Readers are great too.
So what do your boys love? Link up below. Don't forget to grab the button when you do so other people can find the linky party. If you don't have a blog, feel free to leave a comment with your favorite books. If I get lots of entries, I'll try to combine them into a resource for all teachers.
Best of all, I am going to give away a $25 Amazon gift certificate to one of the entrants. I'll draw for the gift card in mid January.
If anyone knows how to add a scroll box underneath my linky party image, let me know. I have done it before but I can't remember how to now. I would like to do it to make it easier to embed in your posts.