Bud, Not Buddy

Lesson 11

Objective

Explain how the idea that Herman E. Calloway was Bud’s father started.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis  — Ch. 9

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Target Task

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Multiple Choice

What theme starts to develop in Chapter 9?

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What detail from the story best supports the answer to Part A?

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Writing Prompt

Read the quote from page 92. 

“Ideas are a lot like that, that’s what the idea of Herman E. Calloway being my father started as, something so teeny that if I hadn’t paid it no mind it would’ve blown away with the first good puff of wind. But now here it was so big and important and spread out.”

Explain how the idea of Herman E. Calloway being Bud’s father started.

Mastery Response

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Key Questions

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  • What does Bud learn at the library? How does it influence him? Why?
  • In what ways are ideas like seeds?
  • In what ways does Bud rely on the compassion and kindness of others?

Vocabulary

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ignorant     (adj.)

describes someone who is lacking information or knowledge

devour     (v.)

to eat very quickly

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.4.2 — Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

Spiral Standards

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L.4.4

L.4.5

RF.4.3

RF.4.4

RL.4.1

RL.4.10

RL.4.4

SL.4.1

W.4.10