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What a Writer Needs

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ISBN-10: 0435087347

ISBN-13: 9780435087340

Edition: 1993

Authors: Ralph Fletcher, Donald M. Murray

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Fletcher teaches qualities of good writing through an engaging, vivid discussion, richly illustrated with examples. - English Journal The work of Donald Graves, Lucy Calkins, Donald Murray, Nancie Atwell, and others has led to a whole generation of writing process workshops where children write, share, revise, and publish their work with confidence. But such progress raises problems, and teachers today have a number of new concerns, mainly: Now that my students are writing, how do I help them improve? What a Writer Needs answers these concerns. In engaging, anecdotal prose, Ralph Fletcher provides a wealth of specific, practical strategies for challenging and extending student writing.…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 11/16/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Ralph Fletcher is a nationally known educational consultant and speaker. He is the author of What A Writer Needs, Walking Trees: Teaching Teachers inthe New York City Schools, and BreathingIn, Breathing Out: Keeping a Writer's Notebook, all from Heinemann. His short stories and articles have appeared in Redbook, People, Cosmopolitan, and the Wall Street Journal, and he has published his third book of poetry, I Am Wings (Bradbury Press, 1994). He has worked with teachers and children across the United States, in Europe, and in the Middle East. He spent three years as a senior member of the Teachers College Writing Project in New York City involved with staff development.Ralph's talks are…    

Essentials
Mentors
Freezing to the Face
A Love of Words
The Craft
The Art of Specificity
Creating a Character
Voice
Beginnings
Endings
Tension
A Sense of Place
A Playfulness with Time
Unforgettable Language
A Significant Subject