Bud, Not Buddy

Lesson 29

Objective

Compare and contrast the development of theme in Bud, Not Buddy with other novels from the course by stating a claim and supporting it with evidence from multiple texts. 

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis 

  • Other novels from the course 

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Target Task

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Writing Prompt

Compare and contrast the development of theme in Bud, Not Buddy with other novels from the course. 

Notes

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  • This task is the culminating task for the entire course. If necessary spread across multiple days. 
  • Push students to think about how the themes in Bud, Not Buddy connect with the themes and how they are developed in other texts from the unit.

Common Core Standards

  • RL.4.9 — Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.

  • 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.