Celebrated author and educator Ralph Fletcher provides a practical and illuminating guide to writing workshop for both new and veteran teachers that details the best ways to get started, the components that are vital, and what it takes to sustain a successful workshop across the school year. Fletcher, a wise and witty writing companion, shows us why encouraging choice, purpose, and play helps students find their voices and produce strong, effective writing.
Ralph Fletcher travels around the U.S. and abroad, helping teachers find wiser ways of teaching writing. He is the author of many books for young readers including Fig Pudding, Flying Solo, Twilight Comes Twice, Also Known as Rowan Pohi, and Marshfield Dreams: When I Was a Kid. His professional books for teachers include Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices, Pyrotechnics on the Page, and What A Writer Needs, 2nd Edition.