Bud, Not Buddy

Lesson 18

Objective

Defend if Bud does or does not act his age in the chapter.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis  — Ch. 12

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Target Task

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Multiple Choice

What does the phrase “I felt like someone had cut a light on inside me” show the reader about how Bud is feeling?

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Which detail gives another example of how Bud was feeling in Part A?

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Writing Prompt

Does Bud act his age in this chapter? Or does he act more mature for his age? Support your answer with two to three examples from the chapter.

Mastery Response

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Key Questions

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  • How is Bud feeling when Lefty Lewis is talking with the police officer? Why?
  • What is a labor union? What is a strike? What is Lefty Lewis's connection to the unions?
  • On pp. 141-143 what lie does Bud tell? Was this the right decision?
  • On p. 142 Bud says, "I knew it was one of those doors that Momma had been talking about." What doors is Bud referring to? Do you agree that this is one of the doors that is being opened?
  • How is Bud feeling when he's listening to Herman E. Calloway speak with the band? Why?
  • Does Bud act his age in this chapter? Or does he act more mature for his age?
  • Bud says, “The idea that had started as a teeny-weeny seed in a suitcase was now a mighty maple.” What does Bud mean by this statement? Where have we seen this idea before? Why does Christopher Paul Curtis repeat this idea?

Vocabulary

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resourceful     (adj.)

to be able to find solutions to difficult situations or problems

confidential     (adj.)

secret or private

exaggerate     (v.)

to describe something as larger or greater than it is

kin     (n.)

a person's relatives

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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.

  • RL.4.3 — Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).

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