Rufus the Writer by Elizabeth Bram

The picture book, Rufus the Writer by Elizabeth Bram is story about a boy who chooses to have a story stand instead of a lemonade stand over the summer. He creates a stand and gathers all of his supplies and begins to sell, trade, and gift stories to his friends.


As I read the story, I began thinking of my future students who are both readers and writers. Rufus, gave me an incredible idea. Each of his stories were based on realia that his friends gave him or what they were playing with.

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So, whether my students are learning math, social studies, language arts, or science; I can bring in artifacts and manipulatives for my students to write about. For example: if we are studying Native Americans, I can gather items such as: corn, clay bowls, arrows for the students to be inspired to write about the items, similar to what Rufus did in the story.

I read this book as a part of my #BookaDay Reading Challenge, inspired by Donalyn Miller. My goal is to read at least one children's literature book everyday and share my thoughts here on my blog. Please feel free to subscribe or connect with me on social media to follow my journey through the books I read. Until next time ...

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