Ralph Fletcher





Ralph Fletcher


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Ralph Fletcher is a friend of young writers and readers as well as writing teachers. He has written or co-authored many books for writing teachers includng Writing Workshop: The Essential Guide, Teaching the Qualities of Writing, Lessons for the Writer's Notebook, Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices, and Pyrotechnics on the Page: Playful Craft That Sparks Writing. Ralph has worked with teachers around the U.S. and abroad, helping them find wiser ways of teaching writing.

Ralph's many books for students include picture books (Twilight Comes Twice, Hello Harvest Moon, and The Sandman), novels (Fig Pudding, Flying Solo, and Spider Boy), poetry (A Writing Kind of Day and Moving Day), and a memoir, Marshfield Dreams: When I Was a Kid. His novel
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Flying Solo

3.85 avg rating — 1,361 ratings — published 1998 — 14 editions
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Writing Workshop: The Essen...

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Fig Pudding

4.16 avg rating — 649 ratings — published 1995 — 13 editions
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A Writer's Notebook: Unlock...

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Marshfield Dreams: When I W...

4.22 avg rating — 409 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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Craft Lessons

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Boy Writers: Reclaiming The...

4.21 avg rating — 272 ratings — published 2006 — 5 editions
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What a Writer Needs

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Live Writing: Breathing Lif...

4.16 avg rating — 246 ratings — published 1999 — 5 editions
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Also Known as Rowan Pohi

3.36 avg rating — 288 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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“When someone you love dies, you get a big bowl of sadness put down in front of you, steaming hot. You can start eating now, or you can let it cool and eat it bit by bit later one. Either way, you end up eating the whole thing. There's really no way around it.”
Ralph Fletcher, Fig Pudding
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“When students write from experience, they can breathe those specifics into their writing- dialect, odd smells, precise names of plants- that can animate even the most tired and tedious text.”
Ralph Fletcher, What a Writer Needs

“The real meaning of a poem is to stop time.”
Ralph Fletcher, A Writer's Notebook: Unlocking the Writer Within You

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