How Does the Author Convey Themes in Bud, Not Buddy?

This How Does the Author Convey Themes in Bud, Not Buddy? assessment also includes:

After reading up to chapter 12 of Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, scholars read chapter 13 and take part in a grand conversation about the author's writing techniques. Pupils discuss how his writing conveyed literary themes and pull evidence from the text that supports those themes.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a Bud, Not Buddy bulletin board to display literary themes and other story related artifacts 
  • Set the tone in your classroom with quiet jazz playing in the background
  • For those that did not complete the required reading, send them to the library or another quiet area with supervision, and assign the worksheets as homework
Classroom Considerations

  • Scholars should be familiar with literary themes 
  • The first in a series of 17 lesson plans designed to accompany the novel, Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • View the Included Materials section to locate some of this lesson's materials that are found in previous unit plans 
Pros

  • The lesson's directions are written in detail with specific notes stating how activities meet pupils' needs
  • Cooperative learning strategies are incorporated into the lesson 
  • Designed for Common Core
Cons

  • None
Common Core