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?
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:
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.
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I come to Fletcher's thinking and writing with strong beliefs of my own, both about teaching and about raising a boy. After reading Fletcher's Boy Writers, there are two concepts that bother me. The ... Read full review
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Very interesting...made me reflect on my own teaching...a couple ideas got a little repetitive though... Read full review
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Limited preview - 2005
1 The Trouble with Boys
2 Failure to Thrive
3 The Gender Filter
4 Rules of DisEngagement
The Matter of Choice
6 Violent Writing
13 Drawn to the Page
Writing Genres That Appeal to Boys
15 BoyFriendly Territory
16 Dramatic Transformations
18 A Personal Note
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