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Ralph Fletcher

Autor(a) de Flying Solo

54 Works 5,981 Membros 103 Críticas

About the Author

The second edition of What a Writer Needs is part of a tradition, continued in Mentor Author, Mentor Texts, of nurturing a powerful relationship among Ralph Fletcher, teachers, and writers. Ralph has mentored teachers and writers everywhere. He frequently works with writers in schools and speaks at mostrar mais education conferences in the U.S. and abroad, helping teachers find wiser ways of teaching writing. He is the beloved author of bestselling teacher professional books, including Mentor Author, Mentor Texts; Writing Workshop: The Essential Guide; Craft Lessons; and Breathing In, Breathing Out as well as the author of firsthand classroom materials such as Teaching the Qualities at Writing and Lessons for the Writer's Notebook. Students know Ralph as the award-winning author of more than 20 books for children and young adults, including Fig Pudding, Twilight Comes Twice; The Writer's Notebook; and Marshfield Dreams: When I Was a Kid. mostrar menos
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Obras por Ralph Fletcher

Flying Solo (1998) 1,422 exemplares, 9 críticas
A Writer's Notebook: Unlocking the Writer Within You (2003) 524 exemplares, 5 críticas
Fig Pudding (1995) 477 exemplares, 14 críticas
Twilight Comes Twice (1997) 306 exemplares, 11 críticas
Craft Lessons (1998) 291 exemplares, 3 críticas
Writing Workshop: The Essential Guide (2001) 268 exemplares, 1 crítica
How to Write Your Life Story (2007) 256 exemplares, 2 críticas
Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out (2002) 232 exemplares, 2 críticas
Hello, Harvest Moon (2003) 225 exemplares, 5 críticas
Spider Boy (1997) 211 exemplares, 1 crítica
Live Writing: Breathing Life into Your Words (1999) 207 exemplares, 1 crítica
Marshfield Dreams: When I Was a Kid (2005) 187 exemplares, 2 críticas
What a Writer Needs (1992) 146 exemplares, 1 crítica
A Writing Kind Of Day: Poems for Young Poets (2005) 121 exemplares, 6 críticas
Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices (2006) 114 exemplares, 2 críticas
Also Known as Rowan Pohi (2011) 92 exemplares, 10 críticas
Grandpa Never Lies (2000) 64 exemplares, 8 críticas
Tommy Trouble and the Magic Marble (2000) 57 exemplares, 1 crítica
Relatively Speaking (1999) 46 exemplares
The Sandman (2008) 44 exemplares, 3 críticas
Moving Day (2006) 41 exemplares, 3 críticas
Guy-Write: What Every Guy Writer Needs to Know (2012) 39 exemplares, 1 crítica
Uncle Daddy (2001) 31 exemplares, 1 crítica
Have You Been To The Beach Lately? (2001) 26 exemplares, 4 críticas
Buried Alive: The Elements of Love (1996) 25 exemplares, 2 críticas
Room Enough for Love (1998) 21 exemplares
I Am Wings: Poems About Love (1994) 17 exemplares, 1 crítica
Reflections (2006) 15 exemplares
The Circus Surprise (2001) 15 exemplares, 2 críticas
The One O'Clock Chop (2007) 11 exemplares, 1 crítica
Making Nonfiction from Scratch (2015) 8 exemplares
Water Planet (1991) 5 exemplares
In the Beginning 1 exemplar
When students write (2002) 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



This is more than just a handbook; it's an inspiration. These pages are chock-full of great advice and interviews for the aspiring guy writer, mixed together with a healthy dose of validation and encouragement. Fletcher simply assumes that most boys write, even if they don't want to admit it. Such assurance, rather than sounding arrogant, is a comfort. He forges ahead in the belief that most boys want to create, but either don't know how or haven't received the right reassurance. He balances genre-specific tips with interviews from popular authors, and does so in a light-hearted, often hilarious tone. Interspersed with doodle-like illustrations and notes "taped" into the book, the text will feel immediately familiar to any readers of a diary-style book.

This book is clear about its audience and purpose, but there is still much to be gained by other readers. Many of the tips and examples could be converted/extracted for use in a general writing class. The recommended reading list in the back also as a multitude of uses. The humor, tone, and stories cited are more likely to be appreciated by boys, especially struggling writers/readers, but presented correctly, this can easily appeal to girls too. Likewise, teachers will likely find insights which may help them approach their male students in a new, more productive way.
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Library_Guard | Jun 17, 2024 |
Family drama that works for a classroom and bedtime read aloud. Inspired my son and I to make stollen.
DDtheV | 13 outras críticas | Oct 1, 2023 |
Do you already keep a notebook where you track things that inspire you? Then you probably won’t learn anything new here. I gave it only two stars because I had high hopes of learning something new. If, however, you don’t keep a notebook, this book could be revolutionary for you.
RaggedyMe | 4 outras críticas | Aug 12, 2023 |
CreightonSSS | Aug 10, 2022 |



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