Runaway Ralph, like other Beverly Cleary books, is a classic in children's literature, and I used it as part of our home school reading curriculum in the early elementary grades. Great for young readers, it is the second book in Cleary's Ralph series, so be sure to read the whole series!
I found this reading guide to be very helpful.
Also, I made a vocabulary word search and cross word puzzle using this website. Make your own, or use mine!
Runaway Ralph Vocabulary Crossword (PDF)
Runaway Ralph Vocabulary Word Find (PDF)