Tag Archives: Melanie Fuemmeler

November 11

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

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 […]

October 21

“Just Right” Books: So Much More Than a Level by Melanie Fuemmeler

“Sometimes you read a book so special that you want to carry it around with you for months after you’ve finished just to stay near it.” – Marcus Zusak I recently worked in a classroom helping students understand what it means to have a “just right” book in their hands.  Before beginning the lesson I […]

July 17

A Reader’s Notebook: Letting Books Live On by Melanie Fuemmeler

As a classroom teacher, I always felt it second nature to share my reading life.  After all, I had 28 beaming faces (well, most were beaming) looking at me each day to guide them as readers, writers, mathematicians, historians, and scientists.  Sharing what I loved to read with my kids was a favorite part of […]