Bud, not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
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Bud, not Buddy E-Notes Lesson Plans
Summary, character analysis, discussion questions, writing topics, more.

Bud, not Buddy
Reading strategies to support the novel, including an anticipation guide, a directed reading-thinking activity, suggestions for teaching vocabulary, and more.

Bud, not Buddy
This 4-page document includes a prereading activity, exploration of a variety of themes, interdisciplinary suggestions, and vocabulary. Designed for grades 4-7; Adobe Reader required for access.

Bud, not Buddy
Summary and 10 discussion questions.

Bud, not Buddy
These 10 activities ask students to research, reflect, analyze, and write. Consider letting students choose the one that appeals most to them.

Bud, not Buddy
A variety of activities to support the novel. The activities have been assigned a certain number of points, and students are expected to choose enough to earn 100 points.

Bud, not Buddy
In the first activity, students create an acrostic about Philip Randolph using information they have researched. In the second, students use evidence from the text and from research to make predictions, analyze, and compare. Adobe Acrobat required for access.

Rules and Things for a Funner Life
Each writer will brainstorm experiences where he/she has learned some sort of lesson about life. Each will then come up with a personal list of "Rules and Things for a Funner Life," such as those shared in Bud, Not Buddy. Choosing at least one rule, each writer will expand upon the reason for the rule, using words carefully, to convince the reader of its importance. This lesson focuses on idea development and word choice.

New 11/16Teacher Guide to Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
How might students use storyboards to demonstrate and to extend their learning? Check the resources here. Includes essential questions, plot diagram, themes, motifs and images, irony and other literary elements, vocabulary, more. Note: Storyboard That helps sponsor this site.

Vocabulary from Bud, Not Buddy
Words are presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, examples of recent use, more.

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