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  • Writing Workshopby Ralph Fletcher; JoAnn Portalupi

    Heinemann 2001; US$ 26.25

    Fletcher and Portalupi explain the principles behind the writing workshop and explore the major components that make it work. Each chapter addresses an essential element, then suggests five or six specific things a teacher can do to implement the idea under discussion. There?s also a separate chapter entitled ?What About Skills,? which shows how to... more...

  • Poetry Mattersby Ralph Fletcher

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 5.99

    Maybe you've heard before that poetry is magic, and it made you roll your eyes, but I believe it's true. Poetry matters. At the most important moments, when everyone else is silent, poetry rises to speak. I wrote this book to help you write poems and to give practical ideas for making your poems sound the way you want them to sound. We're not going... more...

  • How Writers Workby Ralph Fletcher

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 5.99

    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... more...

  • Live Writingby Ralph Fletcher

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 5.99

    This book is based on the simple idea that every writer has a "tool box." Instead of awls and hammers, a writer's toolbox contains words, imagination, a love of books, a sense of story, and ideas for how to make the writing live and breathe. I wrote this book to give you some practical strategies to throw into your toolbox. I hope you'll try them,... more...

  • A Writer's Notebookby Ralph Fletcher

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 5.99

    Writers are like other people, except for at least one important difference. Other people have daily thoughts and feelings, notice this sky or that smell, but they don't do much about it. Not writers. Writers react. And writers need a place to record those reactions. That's what a writer's notebook is for. It gives you a place to write down what... more...

  • Boy Writersby Ralph Fletcher

    Stenhouse Publishers 2006; US$ 18.00

    Writing test scores indicate that boys have fallen far behind girls across the grades. How can we do a better of job of creating ?boy-friendly? classrooms so their voices can be heard? Ralph Fletcher draws upon his years of experience as staff developer, children's book author, and father of four boys. Boy Writers asks teachers to imagine the writing... more...

  • Pyrotechnics on the Pageby Ralph Fletcher

    Stenhouse Publishers 2010; US$ 17.10

    Children have a natural affinity for language play; Pyrotechnics on the Page demonstrates how writing teachers can tap into it. This book provides a wealth of resources for teachers, including information on the roots and developmental importance of language play, a how-to on using the writer’s notebook as a playground for students to explore... more...

  • Marshfield Dreamsby Ralph Fletcher

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2005; US$ 9.99

    The colorful boyhood of a popular author comes to life in this personal account Imagine learning from a nosy classmate that your mother is having yet another baby. To Ralph?s classmates, news of one more Fletcher baby is just ?scuttlebutt.? But for Ralph, the oldest of nine, being part of a large family means more kids to join in the fun?from... more...

  • Uncle Daddyby Ralph Fletcher

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2001; US$ 8.99

    Does Rivers have room in his life for two very different fathers? "The truth is Uncle Daddy isn't either my father or my uncle. He's actually Mom's uncle. I was three years old when he came to live with us." Since Rivers's real father left him and his mom six years ago, Uncle Daddy has been taking care of Rivers in all the ways a dad cares for... more...

  • The One O'Clock Chopby Ralph Fletcher

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2007; US$ 17.99

    It's the summer of 1973 and fourteen year old Matt spends his days working on a boat as a clam digger to earn extra money. His nights are another story--he spends time with his free-spirited cousin Jazzy who is visiting from Hawaii (and just happens to be beautiful). Matt can't deny that his affection for Jazzy moves beyond a crush, and everyone... more...