Bud, Not Buddy

Lesson 26 - Discussion

Objective

Analyze and discuss unit essential questions by stating a claim and supporting the claim with details from the entire unit.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis 

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Target Task

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Discussion 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

  • 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.

Spiral Standards

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L.4.6

W.4.10