Runaway Ralph is about a fed up little mouse who leaves his home at Mountain View Inn on his motorcycle toward Happy Acres Camp. There, he meets a nosy watchdog named Sam and is captured by a boy named Garf and kept as a pet. Our unit provides teachers with a highly structured format for teaching language arts as students develop a love for reading longer materials like novels. Various areas such as reading comprehension, vocabulary development, spelling, grammar, and writing are all entwined in this integrated approach eliminating the need for teaching these skills separately. This Novel Study provides a teacher and student section with a variety of activities, chapter questions, crossword, word search, and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.
"The rousing notes of the bugle and the laughter and shouting increased the feeling of rebellion within Ralph. As the last strains of the bugle call hovered in the clear mountain air, Ralph made up his mind. He knew now what he was going to do. He was going to run away. Fed up with his timid mother and uncle and his squirmy little cousins, Ralph hops onto his toy motorcycle and zooms down the road to summer camp. It turns out camp is not all peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and fun. A strict watchdog, a mouse-hungry cat, and a troubled boy named Garf lead Ralph on some fur-raising escapades. Perhaps home isn't such a bad place to be, if only Ralph can find a way to get there again.
Reading with Beverly Cleary is a series of five exciting and interesting titles that provide a framework for this new approach to reading. Comprehension is the main focus, with multiple choice and questions designed to ensure students understand why they are reading. Titles include: Ramona The Pest, Ramona Quimby, Age 8, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Runaway Ralph, and Ellen Tebbits. The high interest — low vocabulary format of these novels is perfect for reluctant readers and is sure to keep students motivated to read. For the teacher, flexibility is key, with students being assigned novels to read individually, in small groups or as a class. This Author Study provides a teacher and student section with a variety of activities, chapter questions, story summaries, and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.