Do you want to engage middle and high school young males with reading? Try magazines.
Magazines provide a glimpse of different worldviews. They provide topics that may not come up at home or the classroom. They also help develop reading skills, expand vocabulary and can offer a good conversation starters.
Other reading skills that can be gained from reading magazines are:
-High interest, engaging articles
-Shorter, manageable chunks of information
-Provides context and background knowledge
-Students practice reading informational text
-Interpersonal communications language skills
-Focus on text structures and text features
-Students practice close reading
-Talk and write about informational text
-Differentiated reading levels
Many public libraries subscribe to print and e-magazines.
WE ARE HERE will provide you book reviews, discussions, news, and programming about literature and literacy by and about Black males. This site will also feature vlog conversations on topics related to the promoting literacy and voice for Black boys and young men.