Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines Finalize Writing an Opinion Essay on Themes in the book Bud, Not Buddy - Section 5: Closure


Writing to a source is a vital component of Common Core aligned lessons.  Out text source for this unit was the complex text Bud, Not Buddy.  This lesson uses a culminating writing activity to assess student understanding of social themes in the book Bud, Not Buddy.  Determining a theme from the details in a text and using that information to summarize the text is a primary Common Core reading literature standard.  I like to use a constructed response assessment at the end of a unit as an independent assessment of my scholars' understanding of the content of the text, vocabulary, as well as writing skills.

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Finalize Writing an Opinion Essay on Themes in the book Bud, Not Buddy

Unit 6: Bud, Not Buddy
Lesson 10 of 10

Objective: SWBAT use a 4 square writing graphic organizer to create a 5 paragraph opinion essay which analyzes themes and examines the author's approach to growing up in the book Bud, Not Buddy.

Big Idea: Students will write an opinion essay and be able to make real world connections about themes in Bud, Not Buddy using a 4 square graphic organizer.

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English / Language Arts, Social Studies, Writing, theme (Writing), Literature, Fictional Literature, historical fiction, Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, opinion, four square writing, smartboard
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