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Ralph Fletcher

Forfatter af Flying Solo

54 Værker 5,977 Medlemmer 103 Anmeldelser

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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 vis mere 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. vis mindre
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Værker af Ralph Fletcher

Flying Solo (1998) 1,420 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
A Writer's Notebook: Unlocking the Writer Within You (1996) 524 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Fig Pudding (1995) 477 eksemplarer, 14 anmeldelser
Twilight Comes Twice (1997) 306 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
Craft Lessons (1998) 290 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Writing Workshop: The Essential Guide (2001) 268 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
How to Write Your Life Story (2007) 256 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out (2002) 232 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Hello, Harvest Moon (2003) 225 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Spider Boy (1997) 211 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Live Writing: Breathing Life into Your Words (1999) 206 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Marshfield Dreams: When I Was a Kid (2005) 187 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
What a Writer Needs (1992) 146 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
A Writing Kind Of Day: Poems for Young Poets (2005) 121 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices (2006) 114 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Also Known as Rowan Pohi (2011) 92 eksemplarer, 10 anmeldelser
Grandpa Never Lies (2000) 64 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
Tommy Trouble and the Magic Marble (2000) 57 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Relatively Speaking (1999) 46 eksemplarer
The Sandman (2008) 44 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Moving Day (2006) 41 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Guy-Write: What Every Guy Writer Needs to Know (2012) 39 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Uncle Daddy (2001) 31 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Have You Been To The Beach Lately? (2001) 26 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Buried Alive: The Elements of Love (1996) 25 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Room Enough for Love (1998) 21 eksemplarer
I Am Wings: Poems About Love (1994) 17 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Reflections (2006) 15 eksemplarer
The Circus Surprise (2001) 15 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The One O'Clock Chop (2007) 11 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Lessons for the Writer's Notebook (2005) 8 eksemplarer
Marshfield Memories: More Stories About Growing Up (2018) 8 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Making Nonfiction from Scratch (2015) 8 eksemplarer
Water Planet (1991) 5 eksemplarer
In the Beginning 1 eksemplar
When students write (2002) 1 eksemplar

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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 andre anmeldelser | 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 andre anmeldelser | Aug 12, 2023 |



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