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Boy writers : reclaiming their voices, Ralph Fletcher

Label
Boy writers : reclaiming their voices
Title
Boy writers
Title remainder
reclaiming their voices
Statement of responsibility
Ralph Fletcher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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" ... Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fletcher, Ralph J
Dewey number
372.62/3081
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • Creative writing (Elementary education)
  • Boys
  • Sex differences in education
  • Boys
  • Creative writing (Elementary education)
  • English language
  • Sex differences in education
Label
Boy writers : reclaiming their voices, Ralph Fletcher
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-183) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Classroom conversation
  • Writing conferences
  • A dialogue with Carl Anderson
  • Sticks and stones: language issues
  • Drawn to the page
  • Help wanted: writing genres that appeal to boys
  • Boy-friendly territory
  • Dramatic transformations
  • Boys and writing: persnickety questions
  • A personal note
  • The trouble with boys
  • Failure to thrive
  • The gender filter
  • Rules of (dis)engagement
  • Vanishing act: the matter of choice
  • Violent writing
  • Humor
  • Handwriting
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 190 pages
Isbn
9781571104250
Lccn
2006024168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1722336
  • (OCoLC)70778289
  • 1713896
  • (OCoLC)ocm70778289
  • 1713896
  • 1722336
  • 1722336
Label
Boy writers : reclaiming their voices, Ralph Fletcher
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-183) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Classroom conversation
  • Writing conferences
  • A dialogue with Carl Anderson
  • Sticks and stones: language issues
  • Drawn to the page
  • Help wanted: writing genres that appeal to boys
  • Boy-friendly territory
  • Dramatic transformations
  • Boys and writing: persnickety questions
  • A personal note
  • The trouble with boys
  • Failure to thrive
  • The gender filter
  • Rules of (dis)engagement
  • Vanishing act: the matter of choice
  • Violent writing
  • Humor
  • Handwriting
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 190 pages
Isbn
9781571104250
Lccn
2006024168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1722336
  • (OCoLC)70778289
  • 1713896
  • (OCoLC)ocm70778289
  • 1713896
  • 1722336
  • 1722336

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