If reading were an Olympic sport, it would be the women holding all the gold medals and world records - not the men. In fact, the women are not just passing their male counterparts when it comes to reading, they are lapping them around the track.Read more in the release entitled How Many Gold Medals Would Boys Win if Reading Were an Olympic Sport? In it you will learn that Scieszka has partnered with the education publisher Pearson to author a new Reading Street elementary school curriculum as well as Prentice Hall Literature programs for middle and high school.
"The Olympic games serve as an apt metaphor and occur at an appropriate time to remind the nation's educators and parents that we need to acknowledge this widespread problem, and work harder to engage boys in reading," said noted children's author Jon Scieszka, who was recently named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
More on Boys and Reading
Here is the introduction from a recent press release.