"I believe in you as a writer."

What can we do?

  • Boys are often judged on what they write, how they write it, and how it looks.
  • Give positive and specific feedback on boys' writing.
  • Allow boys to discuss and comment on other boys' writing.
  • Be flexible (to a point) about the language students use in their writing.

"Sticks and Stones: Language Issues" and "Writing Conferences"

From Ralph Fletcher's Boy Writers

How can we do it?