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Walking Trees: Portraits of Teachers and Children in the Culture of Schools 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0435081218
ISBN-10: 0435081217
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Fletcher, a freelance writer, visits classrooms in the New York City schools to teach writing. Here, he describes his activities. Inspired by Lucy Calkins of the Columbia University Writing Project, he draws teachers into a new approach to writing. Fletcher's early encounters often prove frustrating, and his description of a typical uncooperative teacher as a "snarling lump of inertia" will make educators uncomfortable. At the end, Fletcher reveals that not only have the students and teachers learned, but he too has acquired a wisdom that he lacked in the beginning. This easy-to-read book joins the ranks of others, like Nancie Atwell's In the Middle (Heinemann, 1987), that report on the teaching of writing in the classroom. For informed laypersons and specialists.
-Nancy E. Zuwiyya, Binghamton City Sch. Dist . , N.Y.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Walking Trees is the dramatic story of how Ralph Fletcher survived the wrenching highs and lows of a year teaching public school teachers how to teach writing to their students. The characters - principals, teachers, and students - are unforgettable. So are their stories. The enormous difficulties facing these public schools are juxtaposed with events in the greater world in a rich narrative that reads like a novel.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 15 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 12
  • Paperback: 238 pages
  • Publisher: Heinemann; 1 edition (May 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0435081217
  • ISBN-13: 978-0435081218
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,840,295 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on July 16, 2000
Format: Paperback
Ralph is a dynamic speaker and writer. This book helps teachersof all ages and subjects to tackle the complicated issues ofwriting. He is able to engage the reader with humor and wit, something technical books ever do. I read this book in a day! Another wonderful piece by him is: What A Writer Needs.
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