Bud, Not Buddy

Lesson 9


Explain how the flyer impacts Bud’s life.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis  pp. 80 – 88 — Ch. 8

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Target Task


Multiple Choice

Which is the best summary of pp. 80–88 of chapter 8?

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Writing Prompt

How does the flyer impact Bud’s life? Support your answer with two to three specific examples from the text.

Mastery Response


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Key Questions


  • How do the cops treat the people at Hooverville? Are the people of Hooverville treated fairly? Defend why or why not.

  • Describe what happens when Bud tries to get on the train.

  • How do the events of the chapter help the reader better understand the Great Depression?



raid     (v.)

symbolize     (v.)

to represent or be a symbol of something

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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.

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