Help me get a 16 year old boy to read.
December 3, 2007 1:01 PM Subscribe
Does anyone have any advice or strategies or good books that will get a 16 year old boy interested in reading?
posted by SheIsMighty to education (46 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
A little about him: He loves football and is on the track team (shotput). He also fails to see the point in school except as a means to play sports and hang out with his friends. I'm his aunt and I'm trying to help him get his grades up. He's got a good memory and is a smart kid if he'd only read the assignment in the first place. I watch him read passages from his books and I can tell he's only skimming. Short of reading the passages to him, is there any way to get him to read better? I'm sure he doesn't have any sort of a learning disability when it comes to reading. Several years ago, he read most of the Harry Potter series, so I know he can do it. Now that he's older though, reading isn't cool apparently. Any tricks that have worked for you?