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Fletcher, Ralph J.

Overview
Works: 81 works in 271 publications in 3 languages and 24,975 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Poetry  Young adult works  Nature stories 
Roles: Author, Teacher
Classifications: PZ7.F634, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Ralph J Fletcher
 
Most widely held works by Ralph J Fletcher
Flying solo by Ralph J Fletcher( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel, having chosen to be mute following the sudden death of a classmate, shares responsibility with the other sixth-graders who decide not to report that the substitute teacher failed to show up
Fig pudding by Ralph J Fletcher( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cliff describes the excitement, conflict, and sudden tragedy experienced by his large and boisterous family during his eleventh year
Poetry matters : writing a poem from the inside out by Ralph J Fletcher( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals how to look inside the writing process for emotions, image, and music, and how to revise writing to make it magical, and features interviews with published poets
Hello, harvest moon by Ralph J Fletcher( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetic prose describes a full autumn moon and the magical effect it has on the earth, plants, animals, and people around it
The Sandman by Ralph J Fletcher( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tiny little man discovers that sand made from a dragon's scale will send him to dreamland, and begins carrying this magical sand to children each night to give them the gift of sleep
Spider Boy by Ralph J Fletcher( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After moving to another state, seventh grader Bobby deals with the change by telling people at school made-up stories and then retreating into his world of pet spiders and books about spiders
Craft lessons : teaching writing K-8 by Ralph J Fletcher( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three main sections in this book are geared for teachers of primary students, teachers of grades 3-4, and teachers of middle school writers. This allows the teacher to skip to the writing level appropriate for her students
I am wings : poems about love by Ralph J Fletcher( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems chronicling a relationship between two young people, from first glance through final goodbye to the stirrings of possible new love
How to write your life story by Ralph J Fletcher( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book teaches would-be autobiographers about the style and organization of a biography
Fig pudding by Ralph J Fletcher( )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cliff describes the excitement, conflict, and sudden tragedy experienced by his large and boisterous family during his eleventh year
Guy-write : what every guy writer needs to know by Ralph J Fletcher( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practical guidance and advice on writing from professional authors
Relatively speaking : poems about family by Ralph J Fletcher( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems that describe the experiences and relationships in a close-knit family
Moving day by Ralph J Fletcher( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Fletch has a hard time adjusting after his father announces that their family will be moving from Massachusetts to Ohio
Twilight comes twice by Ralph J Fletcher( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetic prose describes dusk and dawn and some of the activities that take place at those special times
A writing kind of day : poems for young poets by Ralph J Fletcher( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the beginning of a poem about making a snow angel, but it might also refer to the mysterious way that a person comes into being and takes on a life of its own. In his new collection, Ralph Fletcher shows how you can write a poem about almost anything: a baby sister, a Venus's-flytrap, a failing grandmother, a squished squirrel, romantic disasters, grammar homework, and more. These poems take us inside the creative process as they reveal both the playfulness and the power of poetry. More than anything, "A Writing Kind of Day" is a generous invitation to pick up pen and paper, to write some poems of your own
What a writer needs by Ralph J Fletcher( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides specific, practical strategies designed to help teachers improve and challenge their students' writing skills
Nonfiction craft lessons : teaching information writing K-8 by JoAnn Portalupi( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains eighty lessons for teaching students the craft of nonfiction writing, each with a discussion of the lesson, directions on how to teach it, and resource material; grouped by grade level, including kindergarten through second, third and fourth, and fifth through eighth
Boy writers : reclaiming their voices by Ralph J Fletcher( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
Also known as Rowan Pohi by Ralph J Fletcher( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After impulsively lying his way into an elite preparatory school, sophomore Bobby Steele hopes to escape the shame of his father's well-publicized incarceration but keeps waiting for his secret to be revealed
Pyrotechnics on the page : playful craft that sparks writing by Ralph J Fletcher( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writers in every field play with words each time they sit down at their desks. In his newest book, Ralph Fletcher demonstrates how playful craft can energize student writing and breathe new energy into the writing workshop." "Pyrotechnics on the Page is vintage Fletcher: personal, anecdotal, and practical. It represents the latest chapter in Ralph's efforts to widen the circle in the writing classroom, make it a more engaging place for student writers, and, in the process, lift the quality of their writing."--Jacket
 
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Alternative Names
Fletcher, R.

Fletcher, Ralph J.

Ralph Fletcher Amerikaans schrijver

Ralph Fletcher écrivain américain

Ralph Fletcher escritor estadounidense

رالف فلچر

플레처, 랄프

フレッチャー, ラルフ

Languages
English (118)

Japanese (3)

Dutch (1)

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Fig puddingPoetry matters : writing a poem from the inside outHello, harvest moonThe SandmanSpider BoyCraft lessons : teaching writing K-8I am wings : poems about loveHow to write your life story