Results for: ralph fletcher

Below is a list of 8 the books by this author.

Book cover of BOY WRITERS RECLAIMING THEIR VOICES
BOY WRITERS RECLAIMING THEIR VOICES
By: ralph fletcher | Published: September 2006

Writing test scores indicate that boys have fallen far behind girls across the grades. In general, boys don't enjoy writing as much as girls. What's w...

Writing test scores indicate that boys have fallen far behind girls across the grades. In general, boys don't enjoy writing as much as girls. What's wrong? How can we do a better of job of creating "boy-friendly" classrooms so their voices can be heard? In Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices Ralph Fletcher draws upon his years of experience as staff developer, children's book author, and father of four boys. He also taps the insights from dozens of writing teachers around the US and abroad. Boy Writers asks teachers to imagine the writing classroom from a boy's perspective, and consider specific steps we might take to create stimulating classrooms for boys. Topic choice emerges as a crucial issue. The subjects many boys like to write about (war, weapons, outlandish fiction, zany or bathroom humor) often do not get a warm reception from teachers. Ralph argues that we must "widen the circle" and give boys more choice if we want to engage them as writers. How? We must begin by recognizing boys and the world in which they live. Boy Writers explores important questions such as: What subjects are boy writers passionate about, and what motivates them as writers?Why do boys like to incorporate violence into their stories, and how much should be allowed? Why do we so often misread and misunderstand the humor boys include in their stories? In addition, the book looks at: how handwriting can hamstring boy writers, and how drawing may help; welcoming boy-friendly writing genres in our classrooms; ways to improve our conferring with boys; and more. Each chapter begins with a thorough discussion of a topic and ends with a highly practical section titled: "What can I do in my classroom?" Boy Writers does not advocate promoting the interests of boys at the expense of girls. Rather, it argues that developing sensitivity to the unique facets of boy writers will help teachers better address the needs of all their students.

  • ISBN
    9781571104250
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Teacher / Parent Resources
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$27.95
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Book cover of FLYING SOLO
FLYING SOLO
By: ralph fletcher | Published: November 2008

When the substitute for Mr. Fab" Fabiano never shows up and his sixth-grade students are on their own, they set out to prove that they can ru...

When the substitute for Mr. Fab" Fabiano never shows up and his sixth-grade students are on their own, they set out to prove that they can run the class by themselves. With a little ingenuity and some careful planning, they might just succeed. But when a fight breaks out between Bastian Fauvell and Rachel White over a classmate, Tommy Feathers, who died six months earlier, everything begins to fall apart. Can Rachel deal with the anxieties that plunged her into silence the day Tommy died?Inventive and uniquely constructed, "Flying Solo" follows Mr. Fab's students hour by hour as they tackle the challenges of an unusual school day."

  • ISBN
    9780547076522
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$11.99
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Book cover of HELLO HARVEST MOON
HELLO HARVEST MOON
By: ralph fletcher | Published: August 2003

While tired farmers and their families are in bed, the harvest moon silently climbs into the sky and starts working its magic. For some, it is the nig...

While tired farmers and their families are in bed, the harvest moon silently climbs into the sky and starts working its magic. For some, it is the nightly signal to rise and shine. It is time to hunt, to work, or to play in the shadows. For a little girl and her cat, it is an invitation to enjoy the wonders of the night and a last flood of light before the short days of winter set in. With an evocative text and radiant illustrations, this companion to Twilight Comes Twice offers a glimpse of nature's nightlife long after bedtime.

  • ISBN
    9780618164516
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Picture Book
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$25.50
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Book cover of HOW WRITERS WORK
HOW WRITERS WORK
By: ralph fletcher | Published: July 2000

The Secret of Writing Its misleading to think of writers as special creatures, word sorcerers who possess some sort of magic knowledge hidden from eve...

The Secret of Writing Its misleading to think of writers as special creatures, word sorcerers who possess some sort of magic knowledge hidden from everyone else. Writers are ordinary people who like to write. They feel the urge to write, and scratch that itch every chance they have. Writers get their ideas down on paper using particular strategies that seem to work for them. These strategies are available to anyone who wants to be a writer ... Revealed! There is no secret. But there is a process. If you like to write, there are definite steps you can take to help you reach your goals. Good writing isn't forged by magic or hatched out of thin air. Good writing happens when human beings follow particular steps to take control o their sentences-to make their words do what they want them to do. This book will show you how writers work, how you can become a writer, and how you can find a process that works for you

  • ISBN
    9780380797028
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Teacher / Parent Resources
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$7.25
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Book cover of LIVE WRITING - BREATHING LIFE INTO YOUR
LIVE WRITING - BREATHING LIFE INTO YOUR
By: ralph fletcher | Published: April 1999

A practical guide for how to make your writing come alive, by the bestselling author of A Writer’s Notebook and the ALA Notable Book Fig Pudding...

A practical guide for how to make your writing come alive, by the bestselling author of A Writer’s Notebook and the ALA Notable Book Fig Pudding. What is “live writing”? It’s the kind of writing that has a current running through it—energy, electricity, juice. This book is a young writer’s toolbox for bringing writing to life. But instead of awls and hammers, this toolbox contains words, imagination, a love of books, a sense of story, and ideas for how to make the writing live and breathe. Perfect for classrooms, Live Writing is full of practical wisdom for young writers, from bestselling writer Ralph Fletcher. Aspiring writers will devour these tips for how to make their words jump off the page!

  • ISBN
    9780380797011
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Teacher / Parent Resources
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$7.25
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Book cover of POETRY MATTERS
POETRY MATTERS
By: ralph fletcher | Published: September 2002

A practical guide to demystify the process of writing poetry, by the bestselling author of A Writer’s Notebook and the ALA Notable Book Fig Pudd...

A practical guide to demystify the process of writing poetry, by the bestselling author of A Writer’s Notebook and the ALA Notable Book Fig Pudding. Poetry matters. At the most important moments, when everyone else is silent, poetry rises to speak. This book is full of practical wisdom to help young writers craft beautiful poetry that shines, sings, and soars. It features writing tips and tricks, interviews with published poets for children, and plenty of examples of poetry by published writers—and even young people themselves. Perfect for classrooms, this lighthearted, appealing manual is a celebration of poetry that is a joy to read. Young poets and aspiring poets of all ages will enjoy these tips on how to simplify the process of writing poetry and find their own unique voice.

  • ISBN
    9780380797035
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Poetry
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$7.25
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Book cover of SPIDER BOY
SPIDER BOY
By: ralph fletcher | Published: August 2009

Humorous story about a boy's adjustment to new surroundings and kids in a new school. Packed with fascinating facts about spiders, the story is told t...

Humorous story about a boy's adjustment to new surroundings and kids in a new school. Packed with fascinating facts about spiders, the story is told through journal entries and scenes of events. Contains a spider bibliography.

Theme: Bullying issues

  • ISBN
    9780547248202
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$11.99
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Book cover of TWILIGHT COMES TWICE
TWILIGHT COMES TWICE
By: ralph fletcher | Published: N/A

Poetic prose describes dusk and dawn and some of the activities that take place at those special times.

  • ISBN
    9780395848265
  • Binding
    Paperback
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$25.50
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