Like the fool I am, I have rashly agreed to run a reading club in my school for two half-hours a week. The older lads here (and everywhere, I think) have an aversion to reading, and we're trying to find a way to engage them before they vanish into secondary school.
I’d welcome any suggestions as to how to interest the lads as well as book recommendations. We're going to Kindle-up too.
I’m thinking of finding books with relatively short chapters and I’m planning to read a couple, with the children following, and stopping at an exciting bit. I was then going to ask them to read a bit, and give them a couple of chapters to read at home before the next session. (Sadly, I think Triskellion is a bit advanced.....
I’m thinking Malorie Blackman, Benjamin Zephaniah, Michael Morpego….boy heroes, different races and social groups – maybe a few funny short stories…all suggestions for books and strategies gratefully received!