Bud, Not Buddy

Lesson 22

Objective

Describe what can be learned about Mr. Calloway, Miss Thomas, and the other members of the band.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis  — Ch. 16

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Target Task

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Multiple Choice

Which word best describes Miss Thomas?

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

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Writing Prompt

What can be learned about Mr. Calloway, Miss Thomas, and the other members of the band from this chapter? Why would Christopher Paul Curtis include these details?

Mastery Response

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Key Questions

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  • What conversation does Bud overhear? How does it influence him? Why?

  • Why does Bud think that people in Grand Rapids talk funny? Give some examples of the language Bud thinks is "funny" and what the expressions mean.

  • Miss Thomas tells Bud that he was a godsend to them. How does Bud's arrival influence the members of the band? Is it a positive or negative influence? How do you know?

  • What does Bud consider more important, his suitcase or the items inside of the suitcase? Why?

  • How does Bud feel about his new name? Why?

  • At the end of the chapter Bud says, "that was enough to make you practice four hours every day!" Why?

Vocabulary

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scoop     (n.)

interesting information

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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

W.4.9