Marshfield Dreams: When I Was A Kid
  • Marshfield Dreams: When I Was A Kid
  • Marshfield Dreams: When I Was A Kid
ISBN: 1250010241
EAN13: 9781250010247
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 4, 2012
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 8.1" L x 5.4" W
Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

The colorful boyhood of a popular author comes to life in this personal account

Imagine learning from a nosy classmate that your mother is having yet another baby. To Ralph's classmates, news of one more Fletcher baby is just scuttlebutt. But for Ralph, the oldest of nine, being part of a large family means more kids to join in the fun--from making tripods in the woods and snicking up the rug to raising chicks and even discovering a meteor (well, maybe). It doesn't feel like there's life beyond Marshfield, Massachusetts. Then one day Dad's new job moves the family to Chicago, and there's so much Ralph has to leave behind. In this humorous and captivating memoir, Ralph Fletcher traces the roots of his storytelling.

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   Such an endearing book
My 3rd grade teacher read this to her class. My eight year old hung on every word just! It is not a children's book, but is very appropriate for children. I loved the book just as much as she did ''. It is full of heartwarming and funny stories about a young boy's pivotal growing up years. Highly recommended for ages 8 -- 108!
   Growing up in Marshfield flashed back at me as I read this book.
It has been a long time since I read a book in a day. I loved it and couldn t put it down. Marshfield was a wonderful place to grow up in. Ralph, thanks!
   AMAZING read-aloud book for boys
Fletcher is both a poet and a novelist, and every chapter gives my boys and I something to think and discuss.
   I love this book
I use it as a mentor text for teaching memoir with my 5th grade class this year. It is soo easy to use, each chapter naturally leads to its own mini-lesson. What a great book! I love that the voice is written from a child perspective!
   Wonderful Story, great mentor text for teaching small moments.
I bought this book many years ago as an example of what life was like, where I lived as a child ''. Ironically, I am also from the same Marshfield in this book. I bought this copy to share with my daughter, who spends parts of her time in the same marsh visiting her grandparents. It is a perfect mentor text for teachers who teach small moment writing, as every chapter in this book is a perfect example of how to write a small moment. I love that many of the small moments in this book are translated into their own novels.
   Wonderful book
I enjoyed it with my 4th grader as a read aloud that summer, and we did so much! I grew up in Marshfield and my children are also growing up here.
   5th Grade Memoir Writing Approved!
I had never read this book before and I started reading it for our 5th grade writing unit on memoirs this year. It is such a great book and is easy to read for students. My 5th graders have been very invested in Ralph Fletcher's stories of his life and has led them in their own writing. They are able to understand their work after him, because his writing is easy to model. I also started to use the book for my teaching of another 5th grade student. He did not understand memoirs before and the format of this book helped him understand this and guide his writing of his own memoirs.
   Such a good book. Used to hate reading
Such a good book is : Used to hate reading, now we finish five big books a day. I recommend this book to you if your children do not like reading.