Author Ralph Fletcher will be at Oakland Schools (2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township, MI 48328) on Saturday, December 2nd from 8 AM to 12:30 PM. Book Beat will be providing books. Tickets are $45 and MUST BE PURCHASED AHEAD OF TIME. Click HERE for tickets and details.
Join the Oakland County Reading Council for A DAY WITH RALPH FLETCHER! He has been a mentor to teachers and young writers everywhere for over 30 years!
Lately, we’ve noticed what Ralph calls a Big Chill: students don’t love to write as much. Writing workshop has become just another activity sandwiched within a content loaded program and not a safe place for students to explore, create, and find their true voices.
You can make writing central to your student’s learning and their lives and still meet all your teaching targets.
But first you have to bring on the joy.
Ralph Fletcher has been a mentor to teachers and young writers everywhere. Ralph’s latest Heinemann books continue this tradition.
His newest book, Joy Write, shares the whys and the how of giving students time and autonomy for the playful, low-stakes writing that leads to surprising, high-level growth. What a Writer Needs, Second Edition mentors teachers and writers in the elements and craft of writing. Mentor Author, Mentor Texts brings inspiration to teachers and students by sharing Ralph’s own writing across numerous genres plus writer’s notes that reveal his thinking.
Ralph frequently works with young writers in schools, and speaks at education conferences in the U.S. and abroad, helping teachers find wiser ways of teaching writing. Ralph is the beloved author of many bestselling teacher professional books including Writing Workshop: The Essential Guide; Craft Lessons; and Breathing In, Breathing Out as well as the author of firsthand classroom materials such as Teaching the Qualities of Writing and Lessons for the Writer’s Notebook. Students know Ralph as the award-winning author of more than 20 books for children and young adults, including Fig Pudding, Twilight Comes Twice, The Writer’s Notebook, and Marshfield Dreams: When I Was a Kid.