Helping boys write

My kindergartner is a writer -- at least for now. He keeps a journal, steals my typewriter (yes, I have one!) and just shows an interest in expressing himself in writing. I'm thrilled and very interested in encouraging his interest -- especially with all the horrible statistics about boys and reading and writing.

I happily found Ralph Fletcher -- a writer with a passion for teaching children to write. He has many interesting books on writing for kids (How Writers Work, A Writer's Notebook: Unlocking the Writer Within You, Live Writing) but I think this guide for teachers and parents is an essential first step.

Do your boys write? How do you encourage them?