Text, Tool, and Thought: Rufus the Writer by Melanie Fuemmeler

Nerdy Book Club

Text: The book Rufus the Writer by Elizabeth Bram is an endearing tale about a young boy (Rufus) who decides rather than the traditional lemonade stand, he’d like to open a story stand.  With all the diligence and vision of a young entrepreneur, he readies his stand with a tablecloth and sign, paper and pencils, a cheery disposition, and, of course, the ever professional bowtie.  His customers soon flock, inquiring about this new business venture.

“What are you doing?”

“How much do your stories cost?”

Through these interactions with friends and family, Rufus learns about each of them, and this information sparks ideas.  Using his imagination and love for words, Rufus creates cherished stories for his friends and family, showing everyone the gift a story is to its reader.  A gift in which a price cannot be placed.

Tool: This text provided inspiration to think about instructional tools it…

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