College for Professional Studies
Master of Education
School of Education and Counseling
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
Current research suggests that middle school aged boys are not involved in reading as much as middle school aged girls. Researchers have identified several reasons behind the findings. The first possible reason is a lack of reading interest from boys. The second possible reason is a lack of age appropriate material targeted toward the interests of boys. The third possible reason is an influx of gender-neutral reading material. This project attempts to bridge the gap by providing middle school boys with an age appropriate manuscript. The project also includes a classroom guide which provides teachers with ideas and reproducible materials.
Date of Award
© Gary Hardy
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Hardy, Gary K., "Bridging the Literature Gap with Age-Appropriate Writing for Middle School Boys and their Teachers" (2006). Student Publications. 403.