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Slang and Dialogue in Bud Not Buddy
Students identify the 1930's slang in the novel, Bud, Not Buddy. They compare it to modern slang and rewrite a section of the book using modern slang instead of 1930's slang.
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Literature Circle Guide: The Sign of the Beaver
A thorough, straightforward guide for organizing literature circles in your unit on Elizabeth George Speare's The Sign of the Beaver is both enriching and educational. It includes activities that activate prior knowledge, discussion...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Quotation Station: Using Quotes in the Classroom
An informative list compiled with quotes, authors, and discussion questions, along with 20 out-of-the-box application ideas, make up the collection of lessons geared to spark dialogue and creative thinking about quotations.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Planning for When to Include Dialogue: Showing Characters’ Thoughts and Feelings
Young writers examine dialogue conventions, including indentation, quotation marks, and the display of thoughts and feelings through a fictional text. By noticing where and when an author uses dialogue, they decide how to...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Figurative Language and Word Choice: A Closer Look at Bud, Not Buddy
The difference between an average piece of writing and an unforgettable piece of writing can lie in the author's word choice. The figurative language in Chapter 2 of Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Medal winner, Bud, Not Buddy, is the...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Comprehension, "Bud, Not Buddy"
Students practice their reading comprehension by reading a novel with their class. In this jazz era lesson, students read the story Bud, Not Buddy in class and breakdown the story points and main characters. Students view photographs of...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
The Big Ideas in "Bud, Not Buddy"
Middle schoolers practice identifying the theme in the Newbery-winning novel Bud, Not Buddy. The activity reinforces literary analysis skills as young readers create responses to a short story through writing, orally, or in a media...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Develop Events in a Narrative Using Description and Dialogue
Dialogue really brings a story to life and can reveal a lot about its characters, plot, and setting. Explore how this literary technique is used to engage an audience as young writers begin drafting their narrative response to The Story...
7 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed