Slice of Life Stories hosted
I'm feeling a bit like Ralph.
I want to lay on the floor and look for a story.
I wish I could do anything else right now but write.
I need my students to understood that I feel this way too sometimes.
Just like Ralph. Just like them.
Oh! What? I'm sorry. You don't know who Ralph is? Well, you have to meet him!
I heard about Ralph on Twitter and Goodreads. I knew he was out there, but we never really connected.
I was formally introduced to Ralph by Stacey at the Two Writing Teachers blog. I learned about Ralph's story with some help from Abby. There was even a little Ralph giveaway, but I didn't win Ralph.
Then Betsy mentioned Ralph on her Teaching Young Writers blog. I knew I had to get a hold of Ralph.
I continued to check my local library day after day to see if Ralph was visiting, but he never showed up!
RALPH!!! WHERE ARE YOU?!?
I finally clicked the link on my library's website suggesting a purchase and I requested:
Ralph Tells a Story by Abby Hanlon
Within a week, I met Ralph. And Ralph had me at:
"My teacher always said,
'Stories are everywhere!'
And the kids in my class were always finding them.
But every day at writing time,
I thought really hard.
I stared at my paper.
I stared at the ceiling.
I could not write a story."
The story of trying (and trying) to write a story is shared to perfection. We all know a Ralph. Hey, we all have a little "Ralph" in us. The combination of Ralph's story and the illustrations: a MUST have addition to your library and a perfect mentor text for any writer!
I was SO excited to share Ralph with a couple colleagues yesterday. I am thrilled to share Ralph with YOU today. But I just CAN'T WAIT to share Ralph with my students!
C'mon Ralph! Let's go tell more stories!
Want even more good news?!? Ralph Tells a Story by Abby Hanlon is now $5.00 on Amazon! What are you waiting for?!? Go get Ralph and invite him into your classroom and library . . . now!