Knowing about my passion for boys and literacy, my mother-in-law cut out this great article called “Reading is a Superpoer Indeed” by Bruce Cameron in the Rocky Mountain News. Thanks Joyce!
Summary of Article:
In his brief article, Bruce uses humor and witt to remind us all how important magazines are in the lives of boys. He discusses ways that magazines and comic books spark vocabulary – ways that many adults do not realize..
Two Important Issues That he Addresses:
1) Society’s incorrect view that magazines and graphic novels aren’t a respected form of literacy
2) Forcing kids to read stuff they don’t like
My Favorite Part:
"My parents seemed pretty shocked that a kid who spent all his free time devouring books would be so illiterate, but was there any wonder I had trouble with my native tongue? I was taught to read by a guy from Krypton!"
Questions to Discuss:
What are some magazine titles that you know are of interest to boys?
What memories do you have that relate to magazines?