9780435087340

What a Writer Needs

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  • ISBN13:

    9780435087340

  • ISBN10:

    0435087347

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1992-11-16
  • Publisher: Greenwood Heinemann
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Summary

In engaging, anecdotal prose, Ralph Fletcher provides a wealth of specific, practical strategies for challenging and extending student writing.

Author Biography

RALPH FLETCHER is a nationally known educational consultant and speaker. He is the author of What A Writer Needs, Walking Trees: Teaching Teachers in the New York City Schools, and Breathing In, 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 humorous, anecdotal, and practical. His work with teachers has its roots in his classroom experience as well as his own writing. He has the utmost respect for the difficult, important job teachers have in helping students find their voices for the writing that will shape thei

Table of Contents

Contents: Part One: Essentials<BR>
Mentors<BR>
Freezing to the Face<BR>
A Love of Words Part Two: The Craft<BR>
The Art of Specificity<BR>
Creating a Character<BR>
Voice<BR>
Beginnings<BR>
Endings<BR>
Tension<BR>
A Sense of Place<BR>
A Playfulness with Time<BR>
Unforgettable Language<BR>
A Significant Subject

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