Pitching Your Claim with Best Evidence

Does Bud use his rules to survive or thrive? That is the driving question of a lesson plan following the reading of Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. Pupils identify and argue their claim using textual evidence in an argument essay prewriting activity.    

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • List pupils' chosen claims they plan to write about as a starting point to the grand conversation and independent writing portion of the lesson
  • Assign a class blog entry as homework to answer the driving question and gain feedback from peers prior to an in-class discussion
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners must come prepared to discuss their current independent reading book
  • The 11th in a series of 17 lesson plans designed to accompany Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Access materials listed from previous lessons by browsing the Included Materials section

  • Cooperative learning strategies are embedded into the lesson 
  • Notes are provided to detail how the lesson's activities meet the needs of learners 
  • The plan is written clearly and thoroughly

  • None
Common Core