Frequently Asked Questions

These are questions that come up frequently, so I put a list together to help.  My list is currently short, I need questions.

Question: What is a website that could help encourage boys to read?

Answer: This website was presenting in a class I had and found it interesting.  It’s called Guys Read by Jon Scieska.  According to the website it is “…a web-based literacy program for boys.  Our mission is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers” (Scieska).  I found this website very interesting.  There is several links for a variety of helping boys read.  Such as:

  • Book of the Month (book of the month)
  • New Book on the Pile (a new book that is out)
  • Guys Read Blog of News (updates)
  • Guys Read Project (books the author is working on)
  • Let’s Get to the Books (several guy links)

So if you have a young boy that needs a little or a lot of encouragement, have them check out this website.

Question: What kinds of reading programs are available for children in the summer?

Answer:  Check out your local library.  Every summer my local library has a reading theme with activities and events to support that theme.  Some nature organizations have a special reading time geared towards different age groups.

Reading Together

Question:  When should a baby be exposed to reading?

Answer:  The day they are born!  Reading every day to little ones help build vocabulary and a love for reading.  The reading could be the back of the package or the newspaper.  Just read to them.  A nifty program (I receive books from) is the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  Each month a new book arrives geared toward the child’s age (0 to age 5).  I look forward to the book every month.

If you have any questions please post them and I will try to find the answer or point you in a direction to find the answer.

-Mrs. Berry

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kay McGriff
    Jan 17, 2011 @ 21:31:25

    I just discovered another great site that encourages boys to read–Guys Lit Wire ( It’s geared more toward teens.


  2. murcha
    Jan 18, 2011 @ 11:35:36

    I love this as a page. It fits really well with any teacher and would be a great suggestion for others to add to their blogs.


  3. Nancy C
    Jan 20, 2011 @ 12:40:53

    Hi Christy –
    Love the idea of a FAQ page. I agree with murcha that it would be a great suggestion for anyone.

    Thanks for the idea.


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