Boy Writers

Reclaiming Their Voices

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?

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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...read more

About the Author(s)

Ralph Fletcher is a friend of writing teachers everywhere. Born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, he received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and his master's degree from Columbia University.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Acknowledgments
1. The Trouble with Boys
2. Failure to Thrive
3. The Gender Filter
4. Rules of (Dis)Engagement
5. Vanishing Act: The Matter of Choice
6. Violent Writing
7. Humor
8. Handwriting
9. Classroom Conversation
10. Writing Conferences
11. A Dialogue with Carl Anderson
12. Sticks and Stones: Language Issues
13. Drawn to the Page
14. Help Wanted: Writing Genres That Appeal to Boys
15. Boy-Friendly Territory
16. Dramatic Transformations
17. Boys and Writing: Persnickety Questions
18. A Personal Note
Appendixes A-E
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 3-8
Media: 200 pp/paper
Year: 2005
Item No: 0425Item No: 0851Item No: B425
ISBN: 978-157110-425-0ISBN: 978-157110-851-7ISBN: 978-15711B-425-0

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