Bud, Not Buddy

Lesson 2

Objective

Analyze and explain how Bud is more mature than other ten year olds.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis  — Ch. 1 and Ch. 2

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Target Task

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Multiple Choice

Which chapter title best summarizes the events of chapter 1?

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Which detail from the text best supports the answer to Part A?

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Writing Prompt

In what ways is Bud more mature than other ten year olds? Support your answer with two to three examples from chapter one and two.

Mastery Response

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Key Questions

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  • What point of view is this story told from? How does the point of view influence what the reader sees and hears?

  • This story takes place during the Great Depression. What details does the author include to show what the Great Depression was like?

  • Why was the blue flyer important to Bud?

  • Why does the author start and end chapter one with the phrase “here we go again”? 

  • Describe the Amos family. Support your answer with two to three details that describe Todd Amos, Mr. Amos and Mrs. Amos.

  • Describe Bud’s relationship with his suitcase. What does it mean to him? Why?

  • Bud and Todd are both very different characters; however, they both follow rule number 3. How does this benefit both Todd and Bud in chapter 2?

Vocabulary

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foster     (v.)

glum     (adj.)

to be sad or depressed

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Common Core Standards

  • 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