Exemplary teachers routinely have children actually reading and writing for as much as half of the school day – often around a 50/50 ratio of reading and writing to stuff (stuff is all the other things teachers have children do instead of reading and writing). (Allington, 2001)
Sometimes it can be more challenging engaging boys in learning than girls. There are a number of reasons for this which I won’t cover here but these are a few suggestions of ways to make learning more engaging for boys. They benefit girls as well.

Hooking students into learning

Hooking Students into Learning … in all curriculum areas is a comprehensive collection of strategies for teachers to start lessons with students engaged in meaningful learning activities.

This book is the culmination of many years' work. Patricia Hipwell is renowned for her skill in tackling the “how to” of literacy teaching and this practical resource brings many of her ideas and strategies together for teachers.

Hooking Students into Learning … in all curriculum areas was written for teachers of students from Year 4 and above in all learning areas.

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