Ideas for teachers to help boys become better writers

11/28/2012 | Education Week Teacher

Author and educator Ralph Fletcher in this blog post offers nine tips for educators on helping boys improve their writing. Among his tips, Fletcher recommends that female teachers learn to embrace boys' interests -- such as off-beat humor and action-intense plots -- for writing assignments. "We must allow boys the opportunity to choose what to write about and how to express themselves," Fletcher writes.

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