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Girls, Social Class, and Literacy

Stephanie R Jones

Pub Date: 8/25/2006
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: K - 6th

Using stories from her own life as a girl in a working–poor family and illuminating narratives from students living in a high–poverty neighborhood, Stephanie introduces readers to critical literacy and equips them with the tools to begin tearing apart stereotypes and creating new understandings about... more

Going with the Flow

Michael Smith , Jeffrey Wilhelm

Pub Date: 1/6/2006 1
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 6th - 12th

Why do boys embrace literate behaviors outside of school but reject them inside school? How can adolescents connect their outside-of-school literacy to school purposes? How can we use the present instructional moment to encourage students to continue growing as readers and writers in the future? Michael Smith and Jeffrey Wilhelm... more

Gender in Urban Education

Joan Shapiro , Shirley Brown , Alice Ginsberg

Pub Date: 7/22/2004
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 7th - 12th

Teachers who want to tackle gender questions now have an incredible teaching assistant—this book.—David SadkerIn the 1990s, several books argued that girls need more special attention in school than boys. In the 2000s, other books have said it's boys that need the special attention. Not this smart and timely book. Instead... more

Teenage Boys and High School English

Bruce Pirie

Pub Date: 8/21/2002
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 9th - 12th

Practicing high school English teacher and author Bruce Pirie has found the evidence unmistakable: teenage boys are not as successful in English studies as girls. Boys are also less likely to enjoy reading or see themselves as committed English students. Why is that? And, more importantly, what can a teacher do about it? His book... more

Misreading Masculinity

Thomas Newkirk

Pub Date: 8/9/2002 1
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 3rd - 8th

Post-Columbine has been a time when the issues of popular culture and the behavior of boys have generated more heat than light. This complex, contested intersection has led to censorship and worse-alarm, irrationality, and a failure to examine our ways of teaching, particularly teaching literacy to boys. In this book Tom Newkirk... more

Dramatic Changes

Paula Ressler

Pub Date: 7/10/2002
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 6th - 12th

Educator and activist Paula Ressler knows from experience that students who are marginalized because of sexual orientation, gender, or appearance spend much of their time in high school just trying to survive. The consequences of ignoring these issues can be devastating. In this book she demonstrates how the drama workshop can be... more

Reading Don't Fix No Chevys

Michael Smith , Jeffrey Wilhelm

Pub Date: 3/12/2002
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 7th - 12th

The problems of boys in schools, especially in reading and writing, have been the focus of statistical data, but rarely does research point out how literacy educators can combat those problems. That situation has changed. Michael Smith and Jeff Wilhelm, two of the most respected names in English education and in the teaching of reading,... more

Beauty, Brains, and Brawn

Susan Lehr

Pub Date: 1/9/2001 1
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 2nd - 8th

The questions raised by this title are vital, and they will provoke much-needed discussion.—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's BooksChildren select role models from their friends, movies, television, and books. As teachers, librarians, and parents, we can provide alternative roles that present well-rounded male and female... more

Weaving In the Women

Elizabeth Dodge , Elizabeth Whaley

Pub Date: 9/30/1999
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 6th - 12th

All English teachers should have Weaving In the Women on their bookshelves. This important text provides a wealth of pedagogical and bibliographic resources for enriching a high school literary curriculum.—Margaret Finders, Author of Just GirlsWhere are the role models for young women in high school English texts? Why should... more

Breaking the Cycle

Linda Cullum , Lynne Alvine

Pub Date: 9/28/1999
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 6th - 12th

The careful research, heartrending stories, and comprehensive resource lists . . . will be invaluable to teachers, parents, and girls themselves. —Maureen Barbieri Author of Sounds from the Heart The research is in on how gender bias affects literacy learning, and now it's time to put that research into practice.... more