Bud, Not Buddy

Lesson 16 - Discussion

Objective

Analyze and debate unit-essential questions by stating a claim and then using evidence from the entire text and unit to support the claim.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis  pp. 1 – 129

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Target Task

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Writing Prompt

Use evidence from the entire unit to debate and discuss the following essential questions: 

  • What traits help people succeed in the face of challenge? 
  • Can a person be entirely self-sufficient? 
  • What was the Great Depression? How does the setting of the Great Depression influence the way the story unfolds?

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Common Core Standards

  • SL.4.1 — Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Spiral Standards

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L.4.1

L.4.2

L.4.6

W.4.10