Bud, Not Buddy

Lesson 3

Objective

Defend if Bud’s actions from chapters 3 and 4 show that he is just like other ten year olds.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis  — Ch. 3 and Ch. 4

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Target Task

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Multiple Choice

Which chapter title best summarizes the events of chapter 3?

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

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Writing Prompt

Bud’s actions in chapters 3 and 4 show that he is just like other ten year olds. Defend using two to three specific examples from the text.

Mastery Response

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Key Questions

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  • What descriptive details does the author include to show how Bud is feeling? List as many as possible, including figurative language, and then use the details to come up with two to three words that best describe Bud’s feelings at the beginning and end of the chapter.

  • Summarize what happened in the shed. What do the events reveal about Bud and his maturity?

  • Summarize how Bud gets revenge.

Vocabulary

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advises     (v.)

to give someone advice

abudance     (n.)

a large amount of something

antsy     (adj.)

impatient and unable to sit still

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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).

  • RL.4.4 — Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).

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