Bud, Not Buddy

Lesson 25 - Discussion

Objective

Identify the themes that are present in Bud, Not Buddy and how they are developed over the course of the novel. 

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis 

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Discussion Prompt

What themes are present in Bud, Not Buddy? How does the author develop the themes over the course of the novel?

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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).

  • 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.

  • W.4.1 — Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information

  • W.4.1.a — Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer's purpose.

  • W.4.1.c — Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).

  • W.4.1.d — Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

Spiral Standards

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L.4.1

L.4.2

W.4.10

W.4.4

W.4.5

W.4.9