Big Idea:The students will use a graphic organizer to construct a character sketch in order to introduce the main character, Bud. They will provide textual evidence to support their description of Bud.
Big Idea:Students will use an interactive online Jeopardy game to cite evidence in answering text-based questions about the complex literary text Bud, Not Buddy (chapters 1-8) by Christopher Paul Curtis.
Big Idea:In order to practice writing in a variety of modes and in response to literature, students will develop their own "Rules for Survival" using those in Bud, Not Buddy as a guide. Students will not only create their own rules, but also evaluate them.
Big Idea:Because incorporating forms of artistic expression is an important part of learning, students will create a song/poem to explain the events and significance of the events in the book Bud, Not Buddy using voice recorder interactive technology.
Big Idea:Students will illustrate a theme from Bud, Not Buddy through generation of a creative book report (i.e., flyer, newspaper, game, interview with the author, etc.). Through examination of these themes, students will make real world connections.