Paul Curtis’s Bud, Not Buddy, is the touching story of a boy in search of his father. Ten-year-old Bud Caldwell has been raised in a series of foster homes in Flint, Michigan. Set during the Great Depression, Bud runs away from his latest foster home, taking only his treasures, which include a picture of his dead mother, a blue flyer for a band featuring Herman E. Calloway, and an array of rocks, each with a date and place inscribed on them. Bud and friend Bugs make their way to a Hooverville where people are waiting to jump a train, but gives up his spot when his beloved blue flyer nearly blows away. The clues Bud possesses eventually lead him to Calloway, an embittered, elderly man with another child. Bud must prove to Calloway that he is his kin, but it is not until Calloway finds Bud’s rock collection, which he recognizes as his lost daughter’s own, that he realizes Bud is his grandson. When Calloway’s band presents Bud with a small saxophone, Bud finally feels that he has found his real home, and with it, a real family. Young readers will learn about the Depression through Curtis’ moving story about belonging, and will root for the dedicated and resourceful Bud.
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Use this guide to explore the story of Bud, an orphan during the Great Depression, who journeys to find a musician he believes is his father. This instructional guide for literature features several challenging cross-curricular lessons and activities to work in conjunction with the text to help students analyze and comprehend literature. This guide is packed with ways to practice close reading, determine meaning through text-dependent questions, and practice text-based vocabulary, making it the perfect tool to teach students how to analyze story elements in various ways. Add rigor to your students' explorations of rich and complex literature while supporting Common Core Learning Standards.
These leveled discussion questions about Bud, Not Buddy require students to read closely, make connections, and share their analyses. Included are leveled comprehension questions and suggested answers. Rigorously study this great work of children's literature through rich analysis of the characters, setting, and plot.
These vocabulary activities for Bud, Not Buddy incorporate key skills from the Common Core. The activities integrate vocabulary with a study of the text. Includes text-dependent questions, definitions, and text-based sentences. Rigorously study the vocabulary from this great work of children's literature in an interesting, engaging, and relevant way.
Students will enjoy studying the story elements of Bud, Not Buddy. Through these engaging activities, students create products to share their understanding of characters, plots, and settings of the short stories in the book. Rigorously study this great work of children's literature by applying knowledge about the story elements in creative, fun ways.
Students respond to Bud, Not Buddy through writing. Various writing prompts, which require students to make connections, are provided. Narrative, opinion/argument, and informative/explanatory prompts are included. Rigorously study this great work of children's literature by making connections and responding to writing prompts.
These post-reading activities for Bud, Not Buddy allow students to share their understanding of characters, plot, and settings of the novel. They have opportunities to write, draw, and perform based on what they've learned. After reading this great work of children's literature give students opportunities to share what they've discovered.
These assessment questions for Bud, Not Buddy are modeled after current testing models requiring students to revisit the text for answers. Students have to support their opinions and inferences with examples from the text. Assess your students' understanding of the text by using this text-based assessment.
Students analyze Bud, Not Buddy using key skills from the Common Core. Close reading of the text is required to answer text-dependent questions. Included are student pages with the text-dependent questions as well as suggested answers. Rigorously study this great work of children's literature through close reading and responding to text-dependent questions.
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