Ralph Fletcher comments on boy writing

April 9th, 2009

For the past several weeks we have been collecting some great samples of classic boy writing from teachers across the country. We have received poems, comic strips and comic books, short stories, plays, and an eight-chapter novella. In the end Ralph Fletcher, author of Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices, selected 12 submissions and wrote comments about the pieces. You can read his comments — and read the student’s work — by clicking on the images below.

You can view all of the submission on our Ning group. (You will have to sign up for an account if you don’t have one yet.)



Billybob by Josh Jones
(Third Grade)
Flu by Alex
(Kindergarten)


Teachers by Adam Abraham (Second Grade) What Were We Thinking? By Jacob Ellsworth (Tenth Grade)


Guns by Malachi
(First Grade)
The Day of the Accident
(Fifth Grade)


Striders by Nathaniel Eakman
(Seventh Grade)
Lego Weekly by Houston, Shelton, Andy, and Isaac (Fifth Grade)


The Ultimate Book for Guys by Sanford Atkinson (Fifth Grade) It’s you at last!


“Napolick”
(Seventh Grade)
Why You Bring Your Own Lunch by Christoph

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