*Try to understand them. Some of that difference is biological.
*Tune in to boy's humor. Captain Underpants and The Simpson's...
*Embrace choice. Once upon a time choice was a staple in writing classroom..
*Boy-friendly mentor texts. Jon Scieszka's Knucklehead, for instance..
*Build on strengths.
*Let them see you write
*Don't punish oys for poor handwriting.
*Be realistic about revision. Don't belabor the drafting process.
*Go for engagement first; quality later.